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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

New Years firework display in Krakow

Best European Cities for New Year’s Eve Parties

If you’re lucky enough to be in Europe to ring in the new year when the clock strikes midnight, you’re in for a real treat. Every city has its own style of New Year’s Eve celebration, and whatever kind of evening you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it … Read More

An Ostalgie trifecta: A Trabant stuffed with East German plushes, with the Sandmännchen riding beside the driver, and an Ampelmännchen in the background

Communist Reminders in Daily Life

  After the fall of communism, many products disappeared from the eastern side of the Iron Curtain, as factories struggled to compete with an entire globe’s worth of products, often flashier and higher quality. That doesn’t mean that communist heritage has completely disappeared from daily life and culture. In time, … Read More

Spring festivals in Europe

Spring Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

Spring is a big deal in Central and Eastern Europe. That’s not only because many of these countries were once pagan, but also because they have to put up with a long, dark winter. So when spring finally comes around, people are ready to celebrate. Most spring festivals in Central … Read More

The Coolest Streets in Central Europe

Visiting a new city can be overwhelming. There’s so much to see and do, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start and how to use your time wisely. So we’ve put together this quick guide to the coolest streets in Central Europe. We’ve picked a few highlights from our … Read More

Lipizzan horses

Where to Find the Legendary Lipizzan Horses

Even if you’ve never heard of Lipizzan horses, you probably know what they look like. These beautiful white horses are practically the stuff of legend. The breed dates back to the 16th century, when they were intended for the Hapsburg royal family. A village in modern-day Slovenia, Lipica, or Lipizza in Italian, … Read More

Devin Castle in Bratislava

Don’t Miss Devin Castle in Bratislava

One of the oldest castles in Slovakia, Devin Castle in Bratislava is an interesting site that many visitors to the capital unfortunately miss out on, even though it’s only about 10 minutes from Old Town. While it may not be as stately as Bratislava Castle, it’s well worth seeing. Not only because Devin is an … Read More

European Fall Festival Guide 2015

Autumn is a gorgeous time to visit Europe. Crowds have thinned, sunny days are still a possibility, and the locals are back from their summer holidays, giving cities a more lived-in vibe. Plus, cultural calendars are bursting with events after the summer shutdown. Here’s a roundup of some of the … Read More

EU Enlargement 10th Anniversary

Today is the tenth anniversary of the accession to the EU of ten countries, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. All except for the Mediterranean islands are destinations that we offer. The day is being commemorated with events in all of the countries to … Read More

10 European Destinations To Visit In 2014

We’re a month into 2014 and it’s the perfect time to start planning your vacations. With our map expanding to cover the Baltic region of Europe we now have an even wider range of destinations for our guests to enjoy, in addition to some new places in countries we already … Read More

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