Autumn weekend in Riga

Autumn is usually a busy time for travelers who want to take short breaks.  In Europe, we tend to find places with the most direct and shortest travel time because we want to make the most of our weekends.   The first weekend in November 2018, I found myself in Riga.  This is my second trip…

History On – History Off Budapest

Those hop-on, hop-off busses are so popular in a lot of big cities.  If you do not have the luxury of time, it is a great way to have an overview of all the must-see sites a city has to offer.  Some people prefer to find different places on their own.  I do both depending…

Top 15 European Christmas Markets

Christmas in Europe is a truly magical time. The streets are bright and festive, lit up with twinkling holiday lights and decorated with fantastic Christmas displays. The melody of carolers singing can be heard nearly anywhere – at shopping malls, street corners and other public spaces. Unless you’re in the Mediterranean portion of the continent,…