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…

2013 Year End Review- Where We Travelled This Year

  2013 was our second calendar year living in Ireland, and it was a great year exploring the emerald island even further. And like many of the nearly 6 years we’ve lived in Europe, it was also a busy year of globe trotting for us. In total we travelled in 12 different countries this year,…

5 Must Things to do in Krakow

Krakow is a fantastic city filled with wonderful food, architecture and history. If you have a few days in Krakow and somehow manage to get bored, please clobber yourself in the head to reset your brain cells. An added bonus of Krakow is that prices are generally cheaper than Prague and Budapest. With that, here…

Common Scams in Krakow and Eastern Europe

Krakow is a fantastic place to visit. Poland’s 2nd largest city and most visited destination has an amazing wealth of history, architecture and is one of the best places in Europe to enjoy a few drinks out. Unfortunately, like other major Eastern European cities, for example Prague, Budapest and Riga, the boom in tourism has…

horse and carriage ride in Krakow