The Slovakian capital city is just an hour from Vienna by train or boat, and it makes for a good stop-off. You can see most of the sights in a day or two, so here is your guide to how to experience the city on less than $100.
Start with breakfast at Kaffe Mayer, a traditional café that offers great coffee and cake ($8). Take a walk around the old town, where the Christmas markets take place, and look at the Primate’s Palace and St Martin’s Cathedral.
Next, make your way up to the observation deck at UFO, which sits on top of the Most SNP Bridge. It’s a great way to get your bearings in the city and look down over town ($7).
One of the best lunch spots is Leberfinger, which looks out over the Danube from a historic 18th-century building ($20). In the afternoon, take a bike ride along the Danube to look at the Iron Curtain border bunkers and explore the Sad Janka Král’a park (bike hire $5).
For an early evening drink, Sky Bar is one of the best places in town. Grab a local white wine ($4) and look out over the city from the seventh-floor terrace, and then descend for dinner at Restauracia Hrad in the grounds of Bratislava Castle ($25).
The post-breakup blues are the perfect motivation to put another stamp on your passport. After cutting ties with the ex, there’s nothing better for your mental health than taking some time away for yourself. Here are the perfect places to get back into your groove.
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.
When it comes to local, authentic tapas bars in the capital of Catalonia, they can be considered a dime a dozen. There are loads of options to choose from, so many so the average visitor to Barcelona can be completely confused as to where to even begin a search for pan con tomate. But one unsuspecting gem in the trendy neighborhood of El Born features a no-fuss, no-nonsense approach to traditional Spanish tapas, adding an extra touch of authenticity with the homemade cava.
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.