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Here's a selection of articles and interviews about JayWay Travel. If you are a journalist or blogger and you would like our input on any articles you're working on, please contact us and we will be pleased to provide you with quotes, information, insights, imagery or any other material you may need.


Consumer Travel Expert Christopher Elliot included suggestions from Charlie, our Marketing Director, on what to avoid in order to have a better vacation. Read More

New York Times

This New York Times piece about fall (2022) travel quotes Charlie, our Marketing Director's tips on where to travel for an enjoyable trip in late 2022. Read More


Bloomberg travel correspondent Jackie Caradonio interviewed JayWay's Marketing Director Charlie for tips on where to travel in Europe, and avoid the crowds in Fall 2022. Read More

Always Italy by Frances Mayes and Ondine Cohan, published by National Geographic

This beautifully illustrated guide from the author of Under the Tuscan Sun references our services in Italy:

"While most people head to Piedmont to eat and drink, the region is also a hidden getaway for outdoor pursuits (mountain biking, skiing, and hiking) as well. JayWay Travel off­ers tours all over the country, but Piedmont native Daniele Toniolo knows his home territory particularly well. You can choose to stay active throughout your stay or combine those activities with one of its custom itineraries from vineyard visits to city tours. Here are some of the pursuits to keep your adrenaline going."
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USA Today

USA Today's Christopher Elliott quotes our Marketing Director Charlie's advice on how to have a covid-free vacation in Fall 2021. Read More

Washington Post

The Washington Post contacted Jay, our founder, to get his take on a phenomenon of how people are traveling post-pandemic, and whether they're making "back up" reservations for travel in the US, but really hoping to be able to take their big European vacation this year. Read More

Travel + Leisure A-List

JayWay's founder, Jay Ternavan, has been included in the prestigious A-List curated by Travel+Leisure since 2019. Every year, Travel + Leisure editors evaluate hundreds of luxury travel advisors to determine which ones will best serve their readers.  Read More


Jay was interviewed for an article about why Eastern Europe should top the list of where to travel in 2020, with extensive quotes on the benefits of visiting less-touristed destinations where your dollar goes even further. "What awaits in these destinations is spectacular cuisine, stunning architecture, inspiring art and a warm and welcoming culture". Read More

New York Times

We are mentioned as a resource for anyone planning a visit to Prague and in particular to discover more about Franz Kafka, one of Prague's most famous literary residents. Read More


The Central and Eastern European tour specialists JayWay Travel added Albania to its roster of locales last year, and CEO and founder Jay Ternavan says he understands why Tirana is increasingly resonating with visitors. “With all the talk of over-tourism it’s refreshing to go to a capital city and be the only person walking around with a camera slung around his neck,” he says. “It has an energy that surprises people. It’s a young city in a country that’s seen some tough times, but the warm welcomes make you feel optimistic for their future. Read More

USA Today

Jay is quoted on how as the sun sets on the Game of Thrones TV series, we look forward to a time after Kings Landing for the Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik. Read More

BBC Travel

Charlie, JayWay's head of marketing, speaks of his experiences living in Prague as the city confronts the problem of over-tourism. He gives tips on how locals avoid the crowds and why it's still such a great city to visit or live in. Read More

National Geographic Traveler

We arranged tours and accommodation for Alex Schechter of National Geographic Traveler magazine in the summer of 2019. Alex wrote about the history of astronomy in Prague. Read More

USA Today

JayWay Travel specializes in tailored holiday packages to Eastern Europe. Travelers design their own holidays by choosing destinations, tours and activities, departure dates and accommodation. Travelers can select destinations from a number of East European countries. Read More

Igor, our man in Krakow, showed's Lucas Ackroyd around his city' lesser-visited sites and some cult-status milk bars for an article in which Lucas explores "the contrasts between old-school Communism’s oppressive penury and modern capitalism’s sometimes problematic prosperity". Read More

The Telegraph (UK)

David Williams, motoring expert for the UK's Telegraph newspaper turned to JayWay Travel CEO Jay Ternavan for his insights and recommendations on renting a car in Central & Eastern Europe. Read More

Fodor's Croatia and Slovenia Guide

Fodor's helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you're at the helm, Fodor's offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It's like having a friend in Croatia and Slovenia! Read More

Insight Guides: Poland

We are the sole US Tour Operator listed in the 2015 edition of Insight Guides' Poland guide book. Read More

Bradt Budapest City Guide

Specialist in holidays to eastern Europe, offering trips to Budapest, Eger & Balaton. Also provides person travel guidance, including free trip consultation & planning service (covering accommodation, transfers & excursions). Other features include on-site assistance, a concierge mobile phone service & insider tips. Read More, a Prague-based discussion forum, directory and magazine style site for foreign residents of the Czech Republic. sits down with Jay Ternavan, the American founder of JayWay Travel, to share his insights on travel to Croatia and his company. Read More

IncPlan Start-Up Blog

The Statup Blog featured JayWay Travel founder, Jay Ternavan, as an entrepreneur of the week in January 2013. Read the article for an in-depth interview that explores the origins of our company; what Jay did before and what inspired him to set up in the first place. The interview goes on to cover what makes JayWay different from other tour companies. Read More

Westchester Magazine

A local title features our Inc. 5000 listing, among 10 other Westchester businesses that made the list.

Inc. Magazine has published its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. This year, 11 Westchester-based companies made the prestigious list, representing our county business scene rather well. JayWay Travel provides personalized travel services to Central and Eastern Europe for individuals and small groups. Read More

Prague Post

The Czech travel industry has grown to the point that the market looks saturated. Still, U.S. businessman Jay Ternavan has found and filled one empty niche. As a tourist, he noticed a lack of travel-planning options for English-speaking expats. Earlier this month, Ternavan launched, an online company that aspires to cater its services to this market. Ternavan describes his business concept to The Prague Post and elaborates on whether practices unfriendly to tourists in Prague (such as overcharging foreigners) will pose a threat to his new business. Read More

Travel Agent Central

Jay Ternavan, founder of Pelham, NY-based JayWay Travel, has developed his expertise on Central and Eastern Europe through extensive travel in the region. Hailing from New York, Ternavan lived in Dubrovnik for six months in 2007. Jayway Travel specializes in personalized travel experiences with insider knowledge, exclusive access and handpicked accommodations in each destination. This travel savvy leads him to recommend apartments in Dubrovnik over many of the hotels that sometimes need remodeling and are overpriced. Read More

Recommend Magazine

We were featured in the June 2015 and June 2016 editions of Recommend magazine, a publication for travel agents. In June 2015's issue: "JayWay Travel has designed a perfect program for honeymooners... JayWay offers a particularly useful planning tool – its Croatia Honeymoon site." And in June 2016 once again our Croatia Honeymoon itineraries, describing our 10 day Dalmatian Coast & Islands itinerary as "a quintessential honeymoon program, full of magical moments and experiences". Read More

Travel Professional News, November 2015

Our founder, Jay Ternavan, was profiled in the November 2015 edition of this leading online publication for travel professionals. Go to page 16 to read the article. Read More

Travel Market Report

Our founder and CEO Jay Ternavan was interviewed for an article extolling the virtues and advantages of traveling to Central & Eastern Europe. Read More

Holy Smithereens

"Should You Go on a Private Tour in Central Europe?"
I recently finished an 11-day tour around Central Europe with JayWay Boutique Travel. (You may remember my days in Budapest, Slovakia, Krakow, Prague, and Karlovy Vary), so I thought I’d point out some of the vast differences and conveniences of going on a private and customised tour of this part of Europe versus the two other options (doing it yourself or going with the big buses) Read More
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