Jan 012014
From Budapest and Prague: Singing in the New Year

By Mr. TWS — There were so many things that made our 2013 Christmas markets tour memorable – visiting 3 cities (Bratislava, Budapest and Prague) in 3 countries in Europe just before Christmas, sharing the spirit of the season with friends and family in Wisconsin and Chicago…

Nov 222012
Giving Thanks in 7 Languages

The pumpkin pies are out of the oven, Mr. TWS is starting on the sweet potatoes, and a turkey will be roasting soon. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays here in the United States. We indulge, watch some football, work on a seasonal jigsaw puzzle and think about how grateful we are for friends, family and travel!

Jan 262012
A Quieter Side of Prague

During my stay in Prague, I joined throngs of holiday shoppers in Wenceslas Square and happily ate and drank my way through the bustling Old Town Christmas Market. I went with the flow of tourists across the Charles Bridge and up the hill to Prague Castle. I was having a wonderful time, but it seemed that I was always part of a crowd.

Jan 192012
Crossing the Vltava: Prague

Previously, I published an article about my first day in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, sharing some of my favorite scenes and moments in the Old Town and New Town areas of the city. But there are other places on the west side of the Vltava River, particularly Prague Castle, that draw visitors from all over the world, too.

Dec 122011
Prague in Two Days

What did I see of Prague in two days? I know that it wasn’t enough time to see everything this old and beautiful city has to offer, but it was enough to realize that I must return. As expected, there are throngs of visitors (even on cold December days) and plenty of tourist traps to […]