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Beautiful Lake Bled

It’s the prettiest lake I’ve seen and a great day trip destination. Just a short bus ride from Ljubljana sits the cute and blissful village of Bled. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and nestled around a picturesque lake, it’s absolutely breathtaking, like straight out of a Disney storybook complete with a castle perched atop a hill… Read more…

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Bathing in Budapest

Bathing with locals in Budapest. At least suits are mandatory this time. When we initially decided to go to the bathhouses in Budapest, I had not so pleasant flashbacks of our onsen experience in Japan. Needless to say, we were both hesitant to strip down naked and bathe in front of total strangers. Thankfully, we… Read more…

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The Magic of Christkindmarkt in Vienna

Our favorite time of year filled with mulled wine, gingerbread and ornaments. The plus side to Eastern Europe in the winter isn’t just cheaper accommodations and less tourists. It’s also about Christmas markets! We were beside ourselves. And of all the Christmas markets out there, I had my eyes on Vienna to be our first…. Read more…

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Tasting Hungary in Budapest

Langos, goose liver, pickled veggies and every tasty Hungarian morsel in between. You know if there’s a food tour anywhere, Gerard and I (and our waistlines) are up for the challenge. Our tour began at the Great Market Hall. We met up with Judith from Taste Hungary, our tour guide for the day along with… Read more…

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11 Reasons to Fall in Love with Prague

Love at first sight and the perfect fairy-tale ending. We’re in Prague! It’s been a while since a city has rendered me speechless at first sight. It’s just so dang cute! There’s a reason why many before me are captivated by Prague and it’s charm and beauty – it’s like straight out of a Disney… Read more…

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The Darker Side of Prague

Of tales and legends, a different kind of night on the town. I’m the biggest scaredy cat when it comes to the supernatural stuff. I can’t even watch movies with suspense background music, that’s how big of a chicken I am. And yet, it’s hard not to be interested in that sort of stuff, right?… Read more…

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Czech Please! Eating Out in Prague

Czech’ ing off our list of traditional good eats while in Prague. Probably the only place where it’s actually fun to ask for the bill. I know I got a kick asking for the “check”. I don’t know much about Czech food. I know they’re good for their beer. That’s it. So imagine my surprise… Read more…

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Seeing Prague on Segway

It’s geeky, it’s awkward. It’s the best way to sight see Prague! I think it’s really funny when I see people on Segway. I also think it’s mighty clever not to have to walk from place to place, so I was glad to trade in a bit of silly looking if it meant I didn’t have… Read more…

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