Bratislava, Slovakia, is one of the overlooked cities in central Europe. It has a rich history, offers great food and lots to see & do at prices that are a fraction of what you’ll pay in popular Vienna or Prague. So, If you are looking for a historic city to explore that not everybody has been to – check out my Weekend Guide Bratislava for some inspiration and planning tips!
Brastislava is a fun city, beautifully set on the Danube River. The Market Square is at the heart of the city and the streets leading away from in invite to a stroll through the old town, with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops to explore! An the much lower prices than in Prague, Vienna or Paris make it an affordable weekend!
Check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary – Bratislava to plan your own city getaway!
Poznan in Western Poland had a turbulent history. It’s old town has been beautifully restored and the city has developed well since the fall of the iron curtain. It’s a great destination for a weekend getaway, to enjoy the history and lively bars and restaurants in the old town!
To plan your own weekend getaway, check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary: Poznan!
Updated 2019: Ryan Air is the low-cost carrier everybody loves to hate: With fees for everything from boarding passes to seats and luggage. They’ve been in the news for horrendous name change fees and a CEO musing about fees for onboard toilet use, earning them a nasty reputation. I took a number of dirt cheap flights with Ryan Air in … Continue reading
WOW Air, the Icelandic low-cost carrier (LCC) has been in the news for the financial trouble. Now, they are making news with super-low fares. You can book fares as low as $49 from the US to Europe. But those headline fares are not available on your return, but you can still score round-trip fares under $200. Find out where you … Continue reading
Ruegen is not only the largest German island, it’s also one of the oldest and today most popular beach destination in Germany. It’s history has protected it from the overdevelopment you find in many other European holiday destinations, resulting in a charming feel of yesteryear with treelined roads criss-crossing the island, little white villas as guest houses and mile-long beaches … Continue reading
Hotel Du Nord offers simple, modern rooms in a nicely restored historic building on Ruegen, an island on the Eastern Seaboard of Germany. The service if friendly and the restaurant offers very good breakfast and even better dinner. I scored an incredible deal, making this the best value of my German road-trip! It’s not on the beach, making this a … Continue reading
Wroclaw, Poland’s fourth-largest city has an interesting, if difficult history. One symbol you can find all-over the city are the small dwarfs. They started as the symbol of the anti-communist movement and you can now find many of them across town, for different guilds, a prison dwarf or even washing dwarfs on the river.
Plan your own trip to Wroclaw with my Perfect Weekend Itinerary Wroclaw and include a tour of the dwarfs!
Wroclaw in Poland has a turbulent history and has emerged as a colorful city that’s beautifully restored and vibrant. If you want to go an a city getaway for a weekend to enjoy a vibrant, walkable city without the price tag of popular Western European cities, check out my Weekend Guide to Wroclaw to plan your own getaway!
I chose the Best Western Seehotel Frankenhorst near Schwerin as my final stop on a road trip along the Eastern Seaboard of Germany. The country-style rooms, lakeside setting and beautiful pool and wellness area look great online, but my stay was ruined by the lack of advertised air conditioning in a record-hot summer and atrocious service. The high price and … Continue reading