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How To Spend A Long Weekend In Prague

 Prague, Czech Republic,travel advice   Nov 2, 2017    By

Although Prague didn’t make my original list of favorite European cities, I’ve learned to appreciate it. Specifically, it’s the ideal trip for a long weekend as the condensed city lends itself to a thorough exploration on foot relatively quickly. When speaking of Central European cities I will always personally prefer Krakow and Vienna. However, I recommend Prague […]


Czech Beer Cities – Pilsen and Ceske Budejovice

 Czech Republic,travel advice   Oct 26, 2017    By

I first traveled to Czech Republic years ago on a solo trip. The taxi driver from the airport remarked that Czechs ‘drink every day’. My subsequent experience in the sin city of Prague confirmed the driver’s statement. Most of the drinking revolves around beer. A 2015 survey found that per capita, Czechs consume more beer […]


12 Traveler Personalities – Which Are You?

 travel advice,wanderlust   Oct 20, 2017    By

Most of my excursions have been solo travel, but over the years I’ve had the privilege of wandering with some great people. Different people mean different personalities, and some are compatible, others not. I’ve listed the various personalities I’ve dealt with. These categories aren’t mutually exclusive, as one can relate with many. So…where do you […]


3 Great Christmas Trip Ideas In Europe

 Christmas,eurotrip,travel advice   Oct 12, 2017    By

As we creep into October, people are starting to plan Christmas weekends in Europe. For many locations you need to plan ahead, as Christmas markets are a big thing around these parts and hotels can fill up fast. I consider myself somewhat of a Christmas market expert, having visited around 25 of them over the […]


Euroburrito – Great Mexican Food In Avellino, Italy

 food,Italy   Oct 6, 2017    By

There are few certainties in our world – the sun always rises in the east, death is the inevitable conclusion of life, and Europe has lousy Mexican food. As a former resident of San Diego I can attest to the last one. Southern California in general has incredible Mexican food, but with San Diego’s proximity […]


24 Hours In Olomouc, Czech Republic

 Czech Republic,travel advice   Sep 28, 2017    By

Olomouc is missing the shiny object that sucks in the tourist mobs…is that a bad thing? Side trips from a major city are one of my favorite pastimes. For that reason I typically plan an extra day or two on holiday to explore outside the metropolitan area. Sometimes a place worth visiting never makes the […]


5 Things To Do In Czech Wine Country

 Czech Republic,travel advice   Sep 21, 2017    By

I’m still searching for that undiscovered wine country. Many hidden gems emerged over the years to challenge the dominance of French and Italian wine. Spain’s Rioja region exploded onto the scene, vino from Australia and South Africa gained a cult following, and Croatia became recognized for the Zinfandel-like Plavac Mali grape. When I think of […]