Old Town of Prague with Charles Bridge at sunset, Czech Republic

Four Ideal City Breaks on a Central Europe Vacation (Part 1)

Steeped in history, culture, and architectural beauty, here are four cities well worth exploring on a Central Europe vacation. Budapest, Hungary Divided into “Buda” on the hilly side of the Danube, and “Pest,” which contains the city’s core, Budapest sits at the crossroads between Germanic, Slavic, and Balkan Europe, maintaining a Hungarian identity all its […]

Vltava River and old city centre, Prague, Czech Republic

Four Perfect Days in Prague on a Czech Republic Vacation

Few cities in Europe can touch Prague for architectural beauty, artistic originality, moving history, and of course, delicious beer! The fact that the city remains arguably Europe’s best urban bargain sweetens things of course, even if a visit here means contending with year-round crowds, particularly in the beautiful old town. But even weaving your way […]

Woman eats trdelnik at a street market in Prague, Czech Republic

An Ideal Central European Vacation: Prague and Bratislava

It’s common to think of Europe being cleanly divided between Eastern Europe and Western Europe, but such a simple breakdown doesn’t get at the heart of the complexities this continent has to offer. Furthermore, it glosses over the region of Central Europe, where tensions between East and West and geographic differences express themselves in fascinating […]