With amazing mountains and mighty rivers, Central Europe is a top destination for hikers.
In Hungary, check out the National Blue Trail. This 1,128-kilometer route winds across the country taking in castles and forts, World Heritage sites and extinct volcanoes. You can also see the Danube Bend, a scenic spot near the city of Visegrád.
One of the best hiking areas in Austria is the lake district, and the town of Halstatt is a great jumping-off point. Head down here in summer and you will be able to explore charming villages, hills and lakes to your heart’s content.
In the Czech Republic, travel to the Moravian Karst for great hiking and a visit to the 30-kilometer underground Punkva river. It’s the largest area of limestone karst rock formations in Central Europe, and well worth the trip.
Austria is perhaps the most famous hiking nation in Central Europe thanks to the Alps mountain range, but there are great hiking options elsewhere too. Whether you want to see lakes, mighty rivers or mountain ranges, there is incredible scenery everywhere you look.
Pack your hiking gear and you can explore Central Europe by train, stopping off for some great hikes along the way.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.