Posts Categorized: Travel

Czech Gifts and Souvenirs A round-up of local goodies: takes a look at traditional Czech crafts It’s a traveler’s problem: to souvenir or not to souvenir. Should you haul something back that in all likelihood will become a dust catcher forever on your bookshelf? Do you inflict these mementos on friends and family? For the expat, gift… Read more »

Trebon It’s Easy Being Green: this South Bohemian town offers nature, beer and history for all Which Czech town would you recommend if someone wanted to tour a brewery? Plzen, probably. Looking to do a spa visit? Head to Karlovy Vary. A nice chateau? Maybe Konopište. Some place to take lovely walks? Ceský Ráj would… Read more »

Prague Forests City Nature: Finding green spaces in Prague It ain’t easy being green. Or looking for some if you live in the city. Fear not intrepid nature lovers – we’ve got a list of Prague forests and other green spaces – easily accessible by public transport. The City of Prague boasts 88 protected areas covering… Read more »

Valtice and Lednice Strolling through wine country: takes a walk through these two Moravian villages Beer pilgrims are a familiar tourist group in the Czech Republic. Visiting a brewery, tasting, (whether formerly or informally) is a popular pastime. Those who enjoy wine as well as nature lovers will appreciate a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage… Read more »

Flip Flop Travel takes a look at trading homes for the holidays You’ve got the travel bug – especially with warmer weather and the lure of holidays. Everyone seems to be going somewhere – why not you? Oh yea, it’s expensive. Maybe you can find a cheap airfare, but hotel prices in July and August are… Read more »

Upswing on Újezd

Fast Lane An exploratory walk on the Mála Strana street “It’s like a village here; we all know each other – the shops and restaurants.” That’s how Václav Žák, manager of Thai restaurant Noi on Újezd Street in Mála Strana describes his location. What might seem to be busy tourist central is actually a quiet,… Read more »

The Style Muse

Fast Lane Taking design inspiration from some unlikely locations Does your home have a certain style? Do you find yourself drawn to primary colors; sparse furnishings, or perhaps some shabby chic? Whether your personal hero is Martha Stewart or you just want something to sit on; everyone appreciates an inviting space to come home to… Read more »

The Royal Route Most of us have walked, or taken out-of-town visitors on a walk, through Old Town Square and up to Prague Castle. It’s an easy way to hit most of the major sites, as well as lots of beautiful buildings and quaint cobblestone streets, sure to provoke the “ahhs” of your companions. There are lots… Read more »

Matador Organizational Profile: Collective Lens

Matador Intrepid travelers for whom no corner of earth is considered off limits often discover much more than they bargained for when visiting new locations. Social problems ranging from poverty to hunger to homelessness rear their ugly heads in many spots around the world. Sharing experiences via blog postings to friends and family is one… Read more »