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These 10 Pictures Explain Why Traveling to Europe Sucks

These 10 Pictures Explain Why Traveling to Europe Sucks

1. Once you’ve seen one castle, you’ve seen them all. Lednice Castle (top) and Červená Lhota (bottom) in the Czech Republic are just over a one-hour drive away from each other. 2. The locals are too serious. The traditional Masopust Carnival, popular in Moravia in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, […]

Real or Not? 5 Unbelievable European Movie Locations

Real or Not? 5 Unbelievable European Movie Locations

So, you’re stretched out on the sofa watching your favorite movie when something pops up on the screen that makes you spit your popcorn out. Is that location real? Does it really exist or is it simply some crafty set design or maybe just skillful CGI? The location seems real […]

5 European Spa Towns to Spoil Yourself in

5 European Spa Towns to Spoil Yourself in

Every vacation should involve some pampering and Central Europe has no shortage of charming spa towns to provide a well-earned dose of relaxation! Always situated around a mineral spa whose waters are thought to have healing benefits, spa towns are designed for visitors’ comfort and recreation. ‘Taking the waters’ is […]

Quiz: 7 Strange European Christmas Traditions

Quiz: 7 Strange European Christmas Traditions

To get you in the mood for Christmas, we’ve devised a fun quiz to test our readers’ knowledge of some of Europe’s lesser-known festive traditions, customs, and stories. Award yourself one point for each correct answer. 1. In which country did the Christmas tree tradition begin? a) America b) Lichtenstein […]

Bavarian specialties at a typical Biergarten

7½ Ways to Blend in with the Locals in Germany

While we can’t do anything about the mumbling, tutting, and eye-rolling you might get from locals as you stop dead in your tracks to snap yet another picture of that castle in the distance, we do have some tips to help you avoid standing out like Paris Hilton at a […]

5 Best Medieval Hideaways for This Winter

5 Best Medieval Hideaways for This Winter

Winter comes and the noise of countless chit-chatting tourists magically disappears. Snow settles down and mutes everything down to the sound of your footsteps, and suddenly it’s just you in a timeless mood, immersing yourself in an intimate whisper with the thousand-year-old walls that cautiosly begin to unravel their untold mysteries. We’ve selected five beautiful European towns and castles […]