Tom Dirlis

Prague Day Trips: Bohemia and Moravia

As great as the Golden City is, it would be a shame if you didn’t expand your horizons a little bit by hitting the road and enjoying some of the more interesting and inspiring day trips the country has to offer.

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The Royal Route: Walk With Kings in Prague

One of the most enjoyable ways to see the best of Prague’s offerings is to follow the Royal Route—the historical path Bohemian monarchs took on their way to being crowned at Prague Castle’s St. Vitus Cathedral.

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Hungary’s Lake Balaton

Lake Balaton is both Central Europe’s largest lake and Hungary’s premier holiday destination. Learn about popular attractions on both shores of the lake.

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Moon Guides Author Spotlight

Moon author Jason Frye

Jason Frye (Moon Great Smoky Mountain National Park)

Raised deep in the mountains of West Virginia, Jason Frye first fell in love with North Carolina as a kid during family vacations to the Outer Banks. In 2002, he swapped his mountains for sand dunes and his river for an ocean when he moved to Wilmington to pursue a master of fine arts in creative writing. There, his love for North Carolina deepened into a longing to stay, settle, explore, and be a part of the people, culture, and history of the state.

Along with his wife, Lauren, Jason has kayaked the marshes and waterways near his home; hang glided off the Outer Banks; explored the cityscapes of Charlotte, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem; and wandered the woods and wilds around Asheville.

A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Jason has contributed stories to VisitNC.com, AAA’s Go Magazine, Our State magazine, Southern Living, Salt, the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer, and acts as a culinary critic for the Wilmington StarNews.

Keep up with Jason on Instagram @beardedwriter.