Prague is a city of history, architectural beauty, and old world glamour. My first time visiting was to run the Prague Marathon and the second time was for a weekend getaway when I was still living in Brussels. Whether it is a stop during a European itinerary or a weekend trip, Prague is definitely a must […]
When you hear the word “romance,” do long strolls through castle gardens and chance encounters in secluded nooks come to mind? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to put the Czech Republic on your radar. The Central European country—bordered by Poland to the northeast, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the southeast, and Germany […]
A mere 40 miles northwest of Prague, near the Czech Republic’s border with Germany, lies Terezín. Terezín is separated into two portions, the large and the small fortresses, which were originally constructed in the late 18th century by the Hapsburgs as a defensive fortification. Though during its history as a military fortress, it never came […]
I like the drink. One might assume that this is due to my University of California, Santa Barbara “upbringing” and time spent in Isla Vista. Others might presume it was my grandfather’s influence. Papa never traveled without his “happy hour” bag, containing his favored liquors. Like many grandkids, we would race out to their car […]
Of the many unsolicited recommendations given to my wife and I about activities for our stay in Prague only one tended to come up as often as “hella beer, dude!” Actually, that’s not entirely accurate. It was I who, upon learning of our trip to the Czech Republic, was excitedly running around our flat, hopping […]
I am admittedly cynical. I find myself generally distasteful of the keywords used by marketing experts. Working in the tourism industry for years has taught me that the word “cozy“ generally indicates a hotel room with little more space than a broom closet. Using the phrase “tucked away“ may be symptomatic of being located in […]
First kisses are things of warm, fuzzy memories. Things of personal legend. For some they involved uncomfortable stuttering conversation, while for others head butts, awkward nose placement or even the dreaded entangled braces accompanied that first encounter with intimacy. Regardless of the circumstances, surely most would agree these memories are held dear to our hearts.