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Fear of Terrorism and Travel to “Eastern Europe”

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, which all seem to be perpetrated by a single, or closely connected cells, and the subsequent travel alert issued by the U.S. State Department it is natural to be wary of traveling to Europe. However the differences between Western Europe and … Read More

Where to Go in 2016?

It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to possible spring and summer vacation destinations. Travel journalists are particularly good at coming up with lists, so we’ve collated our own list-of-lists. For travellers who prefer to tread where none of your friends have ventured before, we’ve added our own suggestions for cities that … Read More

Buda-Fests 2014 Edition

Budapest is often referred to as a Festival City and it’s not hard to see why, in addition to the huge Sziget music festival in summer, the months either side offer up a wide range of events to appeal to culture vultures and foodies alike. Rosalia – Rosé Wine Festival … Read More

GPS in Europe: Rent, Buy, Download or Online?

Updated July 2017 We frequently arrange rental cars for our guests to get around Croatia and Slovenia and we’re often asked about GPS so here’s the low-down: Rent Unless specified otherwise car rentals don’t normally include GPS. One reason for this is that rental companies tend to charge up to … Read More

Shopping & Snacking in Budapest’s Great Market Hall

A “must-see” on a trip to Budapest is the Great Market Hall. It is located at the southern end of the famous Vaci Utca pedestrian shopping street and by the Liberty Bridge. The Market Hall was opened in 1897, suffered extensive damage during WWII and was hastily repaired. It was … Read More

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When to Visit Croatia

The decision of when to vacation in Croatia is driven by many different factors, but the main ones are what the weather is likely to be and what you intend to do there. Croatia’s geography makes it interesting in terms of climate. Being so long, north to south, the average … Read More

The Raw & The Cooked in Dubrovnik

A tale of two seafood centric restaurants in Dubrovnik You might remember the Fine Young Cannibals second studio album, The Raw & The Cooked. It went to number 1 in the US, Canada, Australia and UK album charts in 1989. That was over 20 years ago. Which is about how … Read More

Sziget Festival 2012


Music (and more) Festivals of all kinds in Hungarian Capital this summer The people of Budapest sure love their festivals, no weekend from Spring thru Fall is without some kind of happening. Here we’ve picked a few that stand out. Click on a festival title to visit the official website … Read More

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Private Tours vs. Group Tours

Across the various destinations we serve, we provide a combination of private day trips, city tours and excursions and group/scheduled excursions too. If you’re unsure of which way to go, we’ve prepared this article to compare the advantages and disadvantages of each. Experience There’s little doubt you’ll have a richer … Read More

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