• Austria,  Hungary

    Traveling by Railjet Train Between Vienna and Budapest

    Vienna Austria and Budapest Hungary are two of the most popular travel destinations in Central Europe. And rightfully so! They both offer amazing architecture, art, food, and history. These two great European capital cities are located relatively close to each other – separated by only 150 miles. Consequently, many travel itineraries include a visit to both cities. Conveniently, an excellent rail system connects the two. During our recent travels in…

  • Hungary

    An Easy Day Trip From Budapest – Colorful Szentendre Hungary

    If you are looking for an easy day trip from Budapest, then the quaint colorful town of Szentendre should be at the top of your list. Szentendre sits directly on the banks of the Danube River and offers interesting old world architecture, side streets that beg exploring, and a skyline dominated by church towers. The town is also a haven for artists, so you’ll find many small galleries and museums…

  • The exterior of Budapest's Great Market Hall with a yellow tram in front
    Hungary

    10 Essential Budapest Travel Tips

    I remember when I returned from a trip to Central Europe several years ago. As I was sharing some highlights with a well-traveled friend, I told him how much I’d loved our few days in Prague. He said – yeah Prague is nice, but wait until you see Budapest. Ever since then, Budapest has very much been on my travel radar. I finally had the chance to visit Budapest recently,…

  • Hungary

    Touring the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest

    The Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest is certainly the most recognizable building in all of Hungary. It’s a massive Neo-Gothic structure that sits on the shores of the Danube River. It’s one of Budapest’s most popular and most-photographed sites. I took Mrs. TT on a quick subway ride our first night in Budapest without telling her where we were going. When we emerged into the night air, directly across the…