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Getting From Salzburg to Prague

Getting From Salzburg to Prague

Due to the fantastic rail transport in Europe, most travelers don’t spend all of their time in the same city, or country. They usually want to combine several highlights in Europe in as little time as possible. In Central Europe, popular destinations for a combination with Salzburg are Munich, Prague, and Innsbruck.  In my case, […]

Salzburg: Practical Advice And Tips

Salzburg: Practical Advice And Tips

Renowned for its baroque architecture, the birth place of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the setting for parts of the famous film The Sound of Music, Salzburg has a lot to offer, making you indecisive about where to go, or what to do, so let me give you some practical advice that can help you plan […]

Innsbruck – The Jewel of the Alps

Innsbruck – The Jewel of the Alps

Innsbruck, the jewel of the Alps is truly a gem.  Not only for its unforgettable “golden roof” but for its beautiful cobbled streets, churches, and lookout point.  Think imperial monuments and contemporary urban design.  Olympic records and opulent past splendor.  Open to the world and rich in traditions, the Tyrolean capital has always been a […]

Exploring Innsbruck at Dusk

Exploring Innsbruck at Dusk

I arrived in Innsbruck anxiously anticipating my paragliding adventure planned for the following day.  Tired from a long trip from Ljubljana and nursing a sick wife I almost did not go out that night, but my wife being the trooper that she is urged me to leave her at the hotel and explore the city […]

24 Hours in Graz

24 Hours in Graz

Graz is the second largest city in Austria; a perfect balance of rich historical architecture and modern city life.  In order to fully understand how this great city has developed over time one must look into the history books of the Bavarians, Slavs, and Romans.  With its abundant historical features and geographical size, coming up with […]

The Evolution Of The Dirndl and Lederhosen

The Evolution Of The Dirndl and Lederhosen

As you travel through Austria you will notice that people of all ages wear the Lederhosen and Dirndl, which are made with a mix of the old-traditional fashion with a modern twist.   What started as the garb of the working peasantry of the 18th Century, the Lederhosen as well as the Dirndl has undergone many evolutions along […]

5 Reasons Why I Did Not Like Vienna

5 Reasons Why I Did Not Like Vienna

Nowadays there is a lot of information about visiting Vienna.  By browsing the web you’ll find numerous posts titled, “48 Hours in Vienna”, “10 Reasons to like Vienna” and countless travel guides, so I won’t add to the overwhelming list of positive reviews and travel resources.  However, I do want to share a bit of […]

Authentic Apfelstrudel In An Austrian Heuriger

Authentic Apfelstrudel In An Austrian Heuriger

 You cannot visit Vienna and not dine at a Heuriger.  During our recent visit to Austria we dinned at the Heuriger Hans Maly, which is about an hour outside of the city center.  Here we had a great evening meal accompanied by fresh wine.  However, the highlight of the evening feast was the Apfelstrudel.  Never in my life had […]

Postcard From Linz

Postcard From Linz

On our way from Salzburg to Prague we made a stop over in Linz.  We only spent one night in Linz but managed to go out early in the evening.  On our way over to the Altstadt, we came across the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,  the largest church in Austria with 20,000 seats.  Besides […]

Postcard From Salzburg

Postcard From Salzburg

The birth place of Mozart, the setting for The Sound Of Music.  Salzburg, however, has many other attributes that make it stand out.  Fortress Hohensalzburg is a real eye-catcher peaking out high above the baroque towers of the city. The castle in Salzburg is an unmistakable landmark. Salzburg is also plentifully supplied with pleasant eateries, […]

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Interview with an Addict: Chronicles of a Travel Addict

This month’s featured interview is with one of my favourite writers, Cristina Luisa from The Chronicles of a Travel Addict.  Her writing and travel experiences are not only informative but most importantly, inspiring and motivational.  The first time I read one of her personal stories she grabbed my attention with a question we should all […]

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