Explore Eastern Europe and former Soviet-bloc countries with Freewheel Holidays self-guided cycling tours that allow you to see the region at your own pace while enjoying the great outdoors in Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
In Romania, explore Transylvania’s heritage, starting in Bucharest. Cycle alongside horse and carts as you delve into the more rural areas of the country, passing villages and Saxon and Roman ruins. From medieval settlements to high-altitude parks, travelers see a little bit of it all while in Romania, starting at $1,000 per person.
Travel from Prague to Dresden in the Czech Republic, with a focus on iconic historic spots such as Charles Bridge, Hradschin and Old Town Square. Beyond Prague, see the wine-growing regions of the country, along with beautiful castles and small woodland villages. An option is also available that allows you to travel via barge along the River Elbe for part of the way, hopping on and off to take to your bike as you wish. Czech Republic experiences start at $784.
In Hungary, blend natural wonders with spa visits in a new itinerary that takes you to more than 400 hot springs and thermal water spas. Travel from Budapest, around Lake Tisza and then further into the grasslands. One of the highlighted stops is Hungary’s largest open-air thermal spa. The itinerary begins at $784.
Lastly, in Poland, travel along the River Dunajec through the High Tatras to Stary Sacz, Nowy Sacz and Krakow, all filled with historic neighborhoods and interesting architecture. From Krakow, travelers strike out into the countryside to learn Old World traditions and sample local cuisine. The itinerary also begins at $784.
Literature lovers have the chance to explore book settings across Asia with new itineraries available through Insight Guides. Where might your literary-inspired travels take you? Here are five designations Insight Guides recommends for literary inspiration in Asia.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Regardless of the temperatures outside, a scarf can be the perfect travel companion if the wind picks up, the sun comes out and you need a shield, you need to cover your shoulders to enter a religious house, or you travel to or through a Muslim country and you need to cover up for modesty. But not all scarves are created equal. In fact, some scarves are created solely for traveling.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
When you are hiking, camping or traveling, bag space is a hot commodity. Making sure you bring all the necessities without making your bag too bulky or heavy to carry can be a challenge. Matador helps you solve this problem with its innovative products like the Mini Pocket Blanket.