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…

Edinburgh Castle: One of Europe’s Greatest Castles

One of the most iconic images of Scotland’s beautiful capital rests atop an extinct volcano in the center of town. Edinburgh features a diverse choice of attractions, along with picturesque Arthur’s Seat. There’s a lot of history to experience and you can even drink whisky at Edinburgh Castle! Despite the blue skies depicted in the photos…

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…