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10 Unusual Monuments in Prague

10 Unusual Monuments in Prague

There are plenty of exciting and beautiful places to see around the world, and the capital of Czech Republic is no exception. But besides its justifiably famous sights, the Golden City has many unique and unusual places, buildings and monuments that might go unseen by travelers not in the know. So we’ve put together a… Continue Reading

Two Underappreciated Second Cities: Brno and Kaunas

Two Underappreciated Second Cities: Brno and Kaunas

There’s a lot to recommend the capitals of Central and Eastern Europe. From Prague and Vienna to Warsaw and Vilnius, these are some of the most beautiful destinations on the Continent. But the charms of a country’s capital don’t end at the city limits. Some of our favorite European travel destinations are underappreciated second cities.… Continue Reading

The Best Jazz Clubs in Prague

Our Guide to Prague's Best Jazz Clubs

According to an old Czech saying, “every Czech is a musician.” Indeed, the country and especially Prague has long revered music, from classical to jazz and just about everything in between. While authoritarian rule by Nazis and communists doesn’t seem like it would be very inspiring for musical expression—Nazi law actually forbid jazz music specifically—Prague… Continue Reading

New Direct Flights to Prague and Budapest

New Direct Flights from the US to Prague and Budapest

These are exciting times for American travelers to Central and Eastern Europe, as two airlines will soon offer direct flights from American cities to great European destinations. Polish airline LOT will launch direct flights between Budapest, Chicago and New York in the summer of 2018. LOT joins American Airlines, which will have direct flights from Philadelphia… Continue Reading

An Idyllic Afternoon: Renting Rowboats in Prague

An Idyllic Afternoon: Renting Rowboats in Prague

Prague has one of the most famous skylines in the world, and there’s no better way to admire it than from your own personal boat. If you’re visiting the Golden City during the spring or summer, renting rowboats in Prague gives you a fun chance to float peacefully along the Vltava river, seeing the city in a new way. There… Continue Reading

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,… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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