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Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation


Even if you’re not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to […]

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February 24, 2016 by | Comments Off on Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation

Europe’s Cheapest Cities This Year


You’ve heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it’s been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you visit to make the most of the strong dollar?

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March 25, 2015 by | Comments Off on Europe’s Cheapest Cities This Year

9 of the Best Summer Music Festivals Around the World

Sziget Festival

It’s that time of year again, when music concerts swap sticky dive bar floors for well-tramped grass and enormous open-air stages. 2014’s festival season is finally upon us and to get in the mood, here are 10 of the world’s best. From America to Australia via Europe and Japan, just about every artist you can […]

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May 30, 2014 by | Comments Off on 9 of the Best Summer Music Festivals Around the World

New Year Traditions Around the World

12 uvas nocheviejas

What are you doing when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve? Depending on where you are, this answer could vary. In America, there is the tradition of watching the ball drop from Times Square in NYC (or the Peach drop in Atlanta and so on), along with an impressive fireworks display that rivals […]

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December 27, 2013 by | 1 Comment

From Ruin to Cultural Riches – Exploring Budapest’s Ruin Pubs

For years, these “ruin bars” or “ruin pubs”, a literal translation from the Hungarian word romkocsma, were considered temporary, since one might pop up for a single summer, only to disappear by the winter or re-open at another address. However, Budapest now has around 20 ruin pubs and counting, with bars spilling out beyond the […]

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November 18, 2013 by | Comments Off on From Ruin to Cultural Riches – Exploring Budapest’s Ruin Pubs

Exploring the Buda Side of Budapest

Budapest Children's Railway

While Pest is a glorious place to tour museums, sample Hungarian wine, or do a Budapest pub crawl, the Buda hills are where many of the wealthiest residents live—for good reasons. This side of the city offers them forests of trees, fresh air, and rolling hills. It’s a bit of countryside in the city. Going […]

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December 21, 2012 by | Comments Off on Exploring the Buda Side of Budapest

5 Unexpected Highlights of Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Night Cruise

In many ways, Budapest is a perfect city break destination. Like many perennial favourites, it is pretty – there are numerous spots for the postcard shot – but there’s also plenty to do. The city has two distinctive characters, split by the River Danube. On the western bank there is staid, leafy and traditional Buda. […]

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February 7, 2012 by | Comments Off on 5 Unexpected Highlights of Budapest, Hungary

5 Ways to Chill Out in Budapest

Considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest is rich in culture and heritage in a way that puts many eastern European cities to shame. From the 10th century St. Stephens Basilica to the Vajdahunyad Castle, travelers will get more than their fill of Hungarian culture. However, on the days where […]

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July 1, 2010 by | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Chill Out in Budapest

The Hungarian Wine Story

What is a Szekszárdi Kadarka supposed to taste like? Or a Borpalota Szürkebarát? What kind of a grape is a kéknyelű? It was in Hungary, at the Hungarian House of Wine (now closed), in the cellar of a small building a few cobblestone-blocks away from Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest. A few signs offered clues about […]

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February 3, 2010 by | 3 Comments

Hungary for Action

I found Hungary lurking off down by Serbia and Croatia, spreading its little bit of happiness around with language that had more in common with Finnish (14 declinations anyone?) than any of its neighbouring-country cousins. Thought a few days down in Budapest could be just the thing – bit of time by the water, plenty […]

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November 12, 2008 by | 2 Comments