Romantic Balkans Towns for Couples Trips

Last updated on January 24th, 2023 at 05:17 pmThe Balkan nations offer idyllic slices of historic European beauty. Pristine coastlines, rugged mountains, medieval towns, delicious cuisine and hospitable locals highlight the region. It’s also generally a less expensive area compared to most of western and northern Europe. Dubrovnik, Kotor, Budva and Mostar are some of…

Alex waving atop the Kriva Cuprija bridge in Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina

Baden bei Wien: Austria’s Great Spa Town of Europe

Last updated on January 20th, 2023 at 04:49 pmVienna consistently ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities. Just 15 miles (24km) southwest from Austria’s capital is the charming spa town of Baden bei Wien, which translates to “Bathing Near Vienna.” Its lovely historic center includes pedestrian-only laneways and is dotted with 19th-century Biedermeier…

Historic Thermal Towns: A Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Last updated on October 30th, 2022 at 07:39 amThere is nothing like stepping into a bath to soak away the stresses of the week. Thermal baths are no exception, with added benefits to our health and well-being. The European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA) plays an important role in growing this tradition thanks to fantastic…

Photo overlooking people swimming in the Gellert Spa indoor thermal pool in Budapest, Hungary.

Andros: An Authentic Greek Cyclades Island

Last updated on January 20th, 2023 at 04:57 pmThe closest Cyclades island to Athens’ port of Rafina, Andros is the first stop on a ferry route that also connects Tinos and Mykonos. It is the second largest Cyclades island after Naxos, another Greek island especially popular with local tourists. Andros is a wonderful island to…

The Venetian Fortress and Bridge in Andros Chora, with a clear blue sky

Vacationing in the Caribbean

Last updated on January 6th, 2023 at 01:56 pmYear round sunshine, magnificent beaches and tropical vibes make the Caribbean a popular tourist destination. The Caribbean Sea encompasses 28 island nations and includes around 7,000 islands. Nestled between North America and South America, the Caribbean spans 2.7 million square kilometers. Why the Caribbean?  If you want…

Caribbean island and beach bungalows