Great off the Radar Eastern European Cities to Visit

Eastern Europe is fascinating and can also be a romantic slice of the globe to explore. It also 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…

Apple Picking in New England, Delicious and Relaxing

  As new residents of New England a few people have actually told us that we must declare our favorite type of apple! Ask anyone around town and they will more than likely tell you that Honey Crisps are where it’s at. We’ve tried those and thought they were delicious, but then so were the…

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…