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Europe’s Darkest Tourism Sites

Dark tourism is defined as tourism involving visiting places associated with tragedy, death and grave suffering. The faces of evil can be traced all around the world. The following sites from arguably the darkest period of Europe’s history, WWII, stand today open for visitors as eternal mementos, reminding the public … Read More

Where to Go in 2021

While it appears that the first few months of 2021 will look much like last year, with expeditions to the kitchen and treks to the bathroom being the extent of our wanderings, we dare to hope to be able to travel again before too long. For this article we’ve rounded … Read More

Krakow’s Best Views

Take your pick of some of the very best views of Krakow, a consistent presence on many travel media must-visit lists.

Can’t Miss Castles (Part I: Central Europe & Adriatic)

Europe offers many pleasures, from soaring peaks to beaches, but you can often find those at home as well. A more unusual highlight is the continent’s castles. From remote ruins to overcrowded tourist traps, there are thousands to choose from in the Czech Republic alone, and most travelers seem to … Read More

Our Pick of Polish Cinema

Despite its heavy-handed censors, communist Poland invested heavily in film, training auteurs and building many cinemas, which offered cheap seats and international movies. This investment continued to pay off after the country’s return to democracy. We asked our resident film buff Igor, one of our staff in Krakow, to recommend … Read More

Nine Memorable Party Spots

One reason we love East and Central Europe so much is its sheer diversity. In even a smaller city you can find endless options to party. Here are favorites we’ve encountered in our travels, or like to frequent and take our guests to.

Art at Lviv's Vernissage

Haggle Across Central & Eastern Europe

Delve deep into local culture and history, and check out a flea market. From the banks of a canal, to a floating barge to market halls and pedestrian streets, East and Central Europe have endless opportunities for memorable, historic souvenirs, especially if you’re up for a bit of haggling. Here’s … Read More

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