Is visiting Bratislava worth it? It’s a city that doesn’t quicken hearts, but deserves more than a normal day trip. It has a charming old city center, a castle on a hill, and it’s right on the Danube. Stay the night at least, but then move on.
Find out why Ljubljana is a pleasant, pretty city, a great place to hang, for a day or two. And that’s about it. Its appeals are architecture and atmosphere, food and wine, not sights.
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, has medieval atmosphere and a gorgeous old town while being a party destination for the more expensive countries around it.
Many travelers gush about Reykjavik, Iceland, but will it truly wow you? A hard look at its attractions, prices, and culture brings it back down to earth.
Travel writers have a game they play, going on about which destination is “the next Prague”. Rick Steves thinks it’s Krakow, or Ljubljana, or Budapest. Or perhaps even Dubrovnik, a city that’s been discovered already. A quick web search reveals others think it’s Phnom Phen Kiev, or Buenos Aires. One random blog that I won’t…