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Slovakia’s UNESCO Sites – Banska Stiavnica

Slovakia’s UNESCO Sites – Banska Stiavnica

Banska Stiavnica, on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1993 is the oldest mining town in Slovakia and due to its mineral wealth (gold, silver and copper were all mined here) it was both prosperous and sought after – the Turks tried to conquer it during a prolonged invasion of Central Europe in the 16th

Getting to Prague from Berlin

Getting to Prague from Berlin

We’ve just added Berlin to the destinations on offer here at JayWay Travel and one of the most common combinations of itinerary is Prague and Berlin (and often Budapest too. Check our Prague to Budapest post). As the crow flies, the two capitals are 280km apart and you can travel the distance a number of ways:

Views of Venice

Views of Venice

Last month the JayWay crew gathered in Venice, arriving by plane, train and automobile, for a combined all-hands meeting and research visit. After several years of research visits there, for the 2012 season we are adding Venice to the JayWay destination line-up and yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many of our guests who come

Top 10 ideas for your 2012 Croatia Vacation

Top 10 ideas for your 2012 Croatia Vacation

Croatia is a timeless country with something for everyone and is one of our most popular summer vacation destinations. Its mix of rich history, breathtaking nature, endless coastline, classic architecture, vibrant culture, delicious cuisine and warm climate make it a holiday paradise. Its geography means there is abundant coastline and more than 1000 islands in

Get out of Town: A trip to Plzen

Get out of Town: A trip to Plzen

With the sun coming up on a glorious, if slightly bracing October Saturday morning, we bundled into the rented car and headed West out of Prague, to Plzeň (Pilsen in German). Getting there By road the journey takes between 80 and 90 minutes. We went by car because I’d rented one for the whole weekend

Get out of Town: A Trip to Karlovy Vary

Get out of Town: A Trip to Karlovy Vary

Outside of Karlovy Vary’s film festival there’s plenty to see, even on a wet weekend like I spent there a week ago. Colonnades Karlovy Vary has been a spa town since its founding in 1370 by Emperor Charles IV. Over the years many grand colonnades have been built and strolling along them, taking the waters

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