Bratislava Worth a Day Trip from Vienna?

Thinking about a trip to Slovakia’s capital? Bratislava is probably most famous in the US for the fictitious movie¬†Hostel, a ridiculously graphic film about a secret organization that kidnaps tourists and murders them for fun. Certainly the Slovakian tourism board was thrilled to be featured. While the city’s rough communist past contributes to mixed reviews…

One of Europe’s Greatest Castles- Edinburgh Castle

One of the most iconic images of Scotland’s beautiful capital sits perched atop an extinct volcano in the center of town. There’s loads to do in Edinburgh from hiking picturesque Arthur’s Seat to a diverse selection of cultural interests and museums, and of course, whisky, lots of high quality single malt stuff. You should absolutely…

Lithuania’s stunning Trakai Castle, featuring the meanest gift shop employee ever

One of my favourite castles in Europe is Lithuania’s stunning Trakai Castle, which is located a short 30 minute train ride from the capital, Vilnius. We visited on a perfect summer day, though we imagine that visiting the castle in autumn, spring or even a snow capped winter (if you can stand the cold) would…