Great off the Radar Eastern European Cities to Visit

Eastern Europe is a fascinating and romantic slice of the globe to explore. And it generally offers far better value than Western Europe. The secret has long been out of the bag with Prague, which doesn’t offer nearly the same value as it did 15 years ago. But there are several cities that rival Prague,…

Guide to Maximizing Travels in Europe

  We spent six years of our lives divided between Amsterdam and Dublin and were afforded the opportunity to travel around Europe extensively. Bell calls me a “hopeless maximizer” because I have a hard time overpaying for things and strive for the optimum experience for our money. This means we usually don’t travel around major…

Budapest Parliament – one of the architectural wonders of Europe

Budapest is divided into two sections that are separated by the famed Danube river. Not surprisingly they are named Buda and Pest and were once completely separate towns under different rule. The seat of the current Hungarian government, the Országház, was completed in 1904 and built to showcase the grandeur of the then very powerful Austro-Hungarian empire. The…