The Highlights of Budapest

Budapest might be one of my favorite cities I’ve visited, with its stunning architecture, relaxing thermal baths, and international flair. I also love the two personalities of “Buda” (the more sophisticated area on the west of the Danube River) and “Pest” (the more gritty and eclectic area on the east of the Danube). Since I have a warm place in my heart for both, I went wherever my mood took me. Are you headed to Budapest but only have 2-3 days? Follow this guide to make sure you hit all the highlights!

Why Travel to Bratislava?

During my recent trip throughout central and eastern Europe, I had a few people ask me why on earth I had selected Bratislava to spend a couple of my precious travel days. I had a few reasons. First, Bratislava was practically on my route anyway, as it’s only about an hour from the hub of Vienna. I was also drawn to having a break from some of the larger cities and the tour groups that come with them. Third, there’s something special to me about traveling to a place you never anticipated you might go to, and learning as much as you can about that place and its culture.

Book Review – 40 Ways To Travel Better: Your Complete Guide To Maximize Time, Money, & Energy

Living in the Midwest of the U.S., it’s imperative to have some “winter reading” to get through times when it can even be dangerous to be outside. If the book is about traveling to places where you can go outside, that’s even better. So I jumped at the offer to review Kristin Blake’s book, 40 Ways To Travel Better: Your Complete Guide To Maximize Time, Money, & Energy.