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5 Reasons to Go to Godollo, Hungary

5 Reasons to Go to Godollo, Hungary

Visitors to Budapest shouldn’t miss out on Godollo, one of the best day trips from the Hungarian capital. This scenic little city was once the favorite country retreat of Queen Elisabeth and Franz Josef, and it still retains an air of royal dignity, making it well worth the short trip from Budapest. So, without further ado, here are

Omiš: The Ideal Outdoorsy Day Trip from Split, Croatia

Omiš: The Ideal Outdoorsy Day Trip from Split, Croatia

While visiting central Dalmatia, travelers usually focus on beaches, sun and the sea, but there is more to see and experience in the region, along with a wide variety of great day trips from Split. If you have some extra time in Split, or you have a rental car to return to Dubrovnik, I suggest a stop

5 Places to Taste Real Bulgarian Cuisine in Sofia

5 Places to Taste Real Bulgarian Cuisine in Sofia

By Ana Dobrevska, guest blogger from Sofia, Bulgaria Sofia can offer you much more than you might imagine in terms of cultural heritage and authenticity. Apart from having the second largest cathedral on the Balkan Peninsula, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, as well as the enchanting mountain of Vitosha, which is reachable even by public transportation, another

What’s New in Prague: 3 Fresh Favorites

What’s New in Prague: 3 Fresh Favorites

Prague’s dining scene ebbs and flows, like the river that runs through the center of the city. New places are opening all the time, and sometimes they’re exceptional. The three restaurants we’ve chosen to highlight here are all standout examples of things done right. Bistrot 104 This isn’t Prague’s first slightly hipster, Nordic-inspired (think Noma) eatery. Field,

Discovering Da Vinci’s Florence

Discovering Da Vinci’s Florence

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), renaissance man and genius inventor, may have spent most of his life in the halls of Milanese palaces, but he hailed from just outside of Florence, a place still famous for its sublime art and architecture. You’d have to go out of your way not to spend some time admiring Florence’s famous artwork when

The Best Museums in Dresden

The Best Museums in Dresden

Despite, or because of, Dresden’s almost complete destruction during World War II, it is a city that takes history seriously. Exploring the squares and strolling along the riverbanks is pleasant enough, and of course Dresden is also famous for its enchanting Christmas markets. But the best museums in Dresden are more than just a diversion, they rank among the finest in

Darcy & Lloyd’s Trip Feedback in Words and Pictures

Darcy & Lloyd’s Trip Feedback in Words and Pictures

We love getting trip reports and feedback from our guests. We especially love it when one of the guests is an artist, like Darcy Lynn, and she sent us several of the paintings she has produced based on her travels with her husband Lloyd, on two trips we arranged, to Central Europe in 2015 and

Potsdam: The Perfect Day Trip from Berlin

Potsdam: The Perfect Day Trip from Berlin

We can’t say enough about Potsdam. Just 15 miles southwest of Berlin, the former royal seat of Prussia can easily be reached on the S-Bahn. This makes it the most popular day trip from the city, for tourists and locals alike. You can look forward to lovely palaces and alluring gardens in this jewel of a

The Artist Alphonse Mucha & Prague

The Artist Alphonse Mucha & Prague

Prague has had no shortage of famous inhabitants throughout history, but in the art world there are few whose reputations surpass that of Alphonse Mucha, one of the most famous painters of the Art Nouveau movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chances are you’d recognize Mucha’s work, even if you don’t know