Hopping on a bike is one of the best ways to appreciate Central Europe, no matter how long you have in the region.
For serious cyclists, the Danube Path is one of the most well-known cycling routes in the whole of Europe. While the river runs from Germany to the Black Sea, the best bit for cyclists runs through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Join the path for a while outside Vienna or Budapest and you won’t be disappointed.
A shorter trip can be made around the Lake Neusiedl cycle path, which winds around the largest steppe lake in Central Europe. Head to Burgenland province in Austria to see this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Another lake provides the setting for one of the best-known cycle paths in Hungary, too, the Lake Balaton circuit. It’s largely flat and takes around five days to complete the circuit, depending on your level of fitness.
In the Czech Republic, the Elbe trail follows the mighty river of the same name, from Špindlerův Mlýn to Děčín. You can also join the Prague-Vienna Greenways route, which traces the 292 miles between the two cities, or take on a section of the Iron Curtain trail.
Traveling to exotic locales often means contending with unusual weather. Americans tend to enjoy a fairly moderate climate, which means your body doesn’t always adapt when you head to places like Africa or South America. So, how do you keep yourself from sweating and stinking up a new city? Try these tips.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
I arrived in Dallas on a cloudy afternoon and, luckily, traffic was light as I drove my rental car into the city in just less than 30 minutes. The Hotel Joule was built in the 1920s in the Neo-Gothic style and is a city landmark in the heart of the business district.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella (or “Old City”) is often packed with tourists who wander up and down Las Ramblas spending way too many euros on overpriced paella and sangria. But the border neighborhood of El Raval is just a few steps from the bustle, but worlds away from the exorbitant prices.