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…

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,…

Must Things to do in Krakow

Krakow is a picturesque city packed with good food, interesting history and lively nightlife. If you have a few days in Krakow there’s plenty to experience. An added bonus is that prices are even cheaper than Prague and Budapest. Here are 5 must things to do in Krakow. 1)  Dinner on a Terrace in Stare Miasto…

Wawel Castle, things to do in Krakow

Common Scams in Krakow and Eastern Europe to Avoid

Krakow can be a great place to visit. Poland’s second largest city and most visited destination offers a wonderful mix of interesting history and great nightlife. Unfortunately, like other popular Eastern European cities like Prague, Budapest and Riga, the boom in tourism has also seen a spike in a small minority of people who want…

horse and carriage ride in Krakow