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

    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,…

  • Croatia

    Taking An Elaphiti Islands Boat Tour – An Ideal Dubrovnik Day Trip

    Our favorite activity while traveling in Dubrovnik Croatia recently was taking an Elaphiti Islands Boat Tour. The Elaphiti Islands are situated just north of Dubrovnik. Three of these scenic islands are populated and welcoming to visitors. The easiest way to check them out is via an organized Elaphiti Islands Boat Tour. We spent a fantastic day on a boat named Bobara, cruising through the Adriatic, and spending time on all…

  • Croatia

    11 Useful Dubrovnik Travel Tips for Europe’s Most Over-Touristed City

    Dubrovnik Croatia is one of the most popular travel destinations in all of Europe. In fact, it ranks as the most over-touristed city in Europe by a large margin, with 36 visitors for every 1 resident. This can certainly be blamed on Game of Thrones – the popular TV series that was filmed in Dubrovnik’s picturesque Old Town. And after spending a week in Dubrovnik, I can personally testify that…

  • A view of Kotor Montenegro from one of it's upper walls
    Montenegro,  Travel Tips

    Getting From Kotor to Dubrovnik & Other Kotor Transportation Tips

    While Kotor Montenegro has rapidly become a top European travel destination in the last 10 years, it’s a small place, there aren’t big roads, and the only form of public transportation is bus. We recently spent 9 days in Kotor, and since we travel on a budget, we prioritize public transportation wherever we go. But, I found the bus system in and around Kotor very confusing, often chaotic, and usually…

  • Montenegro

    Riding the Kotor Cable Car For Spectacular Views in Montenegro

    Within minutes after arriving in Montenegro, as we rode from the small Tivat airport to our Airbnb in Kotor, our airport transfer driver pointed to the long cables extending up a nearby mountain, and told us in his limited English – Beautiful View. I knew very little about Montenegro or the Bay of Kotor at that point, and wasn’t entirely sure about our upcoming itinerary. But I was fairly certain…

  • 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…