Posts Categorized: Travel

10 Reasons to Visit Plzeň If you’ve never been to Plzeň, or haven’t been in a while, now is the time to go. The city is one of the two European Capitals of Culture in 2015 (the other is Mons, Belgium) and the amount of stuff happening is a bit staggering. Says Mirka Reifová, PR and communication manager for… Read more »

5 Life-Changing Winter Holidays Thinking about a New Year’s resolution that includes some sort of ‘get fit’ element? Maybe you think you’ll resolve to travel more. Cross two resolutions off at once with some of these fitness holidays originating in Prague. From skiing in Japan to finding yoga bliss in Sri Lanka, the world and your new-and-improved body… Read more »

5 Weekends for Wine Lovers Local wine connoisseurs name their favorite pockets of wine country for tasting the season’s best The Czech Republic’s wines have vastly improved, and if you know the right producers you can find some quite enjoyable bottles. (The Moravian Wine Route consists of a 1,200 kilometer network of trails through the wine growing villages!) We… Read more »

5 Old Town Museums You May Have Missed These often-overlooked museums offer a departure from the usual Old Town attractions Staroměstská is full of many of the must-see sites of the city. Even if you feel you’ve trodden the cobblestones and escaped the tourist throngs, there may be a few tidbits left to discover. Here are five ideas for alternate places to… Read more »

Czech Castle Summer Escapes Why not indulge in a royal weekend this summer? Afterall, the Czech Republic is the second most castle-dense country in the world. We asked Harriet Landseer, author of Castles, Country Houses and Other Monuments to suggest summertime castle and chateau stays for a range of budgets and interests: Chateau Mcely is a luxurious property… Read more »

5 Summer Mini-Breaks in the Czech Republic Escaping to a resort for your summer hols sounds like a dream holiday: a king-size bed with a terrace overlooking the sea; fine, fresh food served in lovely surroundings by a smiling staff, a masseuse, frolicking by day in the sea followed by sunset walks on the beach. If it also sounds a bit… Read more »

Wellington’s 10 Must-See Contemporary Art Galleries

The Culture Trip The mysterious island of New Zealand is full of natural beauty, but the city of Wellington is full of wonderful manmade creations. Known for offering alternative and innovative perspectives, artsy Wellington neighbourhoods to discover include Civic Square and the Cuba Art Quarter. From international artists to local crafters, these ten contemporary art galleries… Read more »

Guide to Vienna’s 10 Must-See Contemporary Art Galleries

The Culture Trip Commonly associated with operas, balls, Secession architecture and imperial history, Vienna is also surprisingly rich in contemporary art galleries. When visiting the city, culture lovers will want to stroll through Vienna’s new artistic hotspot in Schleifmühlgasse, located in the emerging 4th district. We explore this hip neighbourhood – and other areas of… Read more »

Going Beyond the Secret Bunker Dodging the throngs of tourists on Wenceslas Square, the Jalta Hotel’s entrance can be hard to miss. Opened in 1958, it was the premiere hotel of the communist era; built especially for top communists and visiting dignitaries from the West. The hotel held more than a few secrets though and in November the Jalta… Read more »

The Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Bratislava: Slovak Art on the Rise

The Culture Trip The Slovak capital is off many people’s radar, but it shouldn’t be. Bratislava offers a compact historic centre, towering hilltop castle and lovely walks along the Danube. Nearly everyone with an artistic bent will find something new to discover, as Bratislava’s cultural life is active and varied with activities ranging from opera… Read more »