Category: Tours

  • Mostar in a weekend

    Mostar in a weekend

    For many people, Mostar is a day trip from other nearby cities, but a day alone doesn’t do the city justice. Here are some ideas for things to do in Mostar in a weekend. Take a walking tour Mostar has a truly fascinating history, so the first thing you should do in Mostar is take…

  • Bohemian Switzerland day trip: A practical guide

    Bohemian Switzerland day trip: A practical guide

    When I was trying to find information about how to structure a Bohemian Switzerland day trip in the Czech Republic, I came up empty. Almost everything available online is extremely limited in scope and logistical detail. There’s a lot of empty recommendations about the beautiful one-way boat rides on the gorges of the park without…

  • Things to see and do in Belfast

    Things to see and do in Belfast

    Belfast has been through a lot. After being heavily bombed in WWII and 30 years of political violence between its Protestant and Catholic residents, much of the city is has been rebuilt and is still recovering. While it’s no longer dangerous as it was a short time ago, there are signs of the years of…

  • The drunk driving tour of Napa Valley

    The drunk driving tour of Napa Valley

    There is probably a safer way to see and enjoy the wineries of Napa Valley, but the most affordable and convenient one is to drive. We were staying in San Francisco, where we rented a car. Looking back on it, it probably wasn’t the safest idea to have my friend drunk drive a rental up…

  • Dresden itinerary for a day trip (or two-day trip)

    Dresden itinerary for a day trip (or two-day trip)

    Germany is so big and has so many wonderful cities to visit that sometimes really fantastic ones like Dresden are overlooked in favor of Hamburg, Berlin, and Munich. Dresden is the capital of the state of Saxony, largely rebuilt after World War II. But what has risen from the ashes is some of the most…

  • Are gondola rides in Venice overrated?

    Are gondola rides in Venice overrated?

    Gondolas are to Venice what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. The iconic boat rides don’t come cheap, which turns people off from the experience. Some people suggest that it’s worth it, and some believe it’s a tourist trap. In deciding whether or not gondola rides in Venice are overrated, you have to be aware…