Prague’s John Lennon Peace Wall

Lennon’s legacy lives on in this tribute wall in Prague. After his assassination, despite repeated warnings from the state, fans of Lennon’s music, as well as believers of his message of peace, would slip into the square unnoticed to write down their own “rebellious” thoughts on the politics of life and love.

A Primer on Hungarian Paprika

If you weren’t aware of paprika’s popularity before landing in Hungary, you most certainly will be when you get here. Before visiting, brush up on the eight types of the spice you’re bound to encounter there.

Enjoying Budapest’s Thermal Baths: Tips for First-timers

Thermal baths are a distinct part of Hungarian culture, and while a visit to one can be pretty intimidating to a first-timer, it will also be one of the most rewarding experiences on your trip if you forgo your initial shyness and plunge right in.

Where to Go in Prague and Budapest

Planning to visit Prague or Budapest? Author Tom Dirlis helps kick-start your trip planning with this overview of travel-worthy destinations in and around the two cities.

Discover Prague & Budapest

Renowned for their storied pasts, Prague and Budapest have also established themselves as steadfast beacons of a brightly burning future. A visit here will expand your mind and enrich your soul.

Moon Prague & Budapest

This full-color guide to Prague and Budapest includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. Journalist Tom Dirlis offers a one-of-a-kind view of two remarkable European destinations, from where to go for the best view of the immense Prague Castle to visiting the picturesque artist colony of Szentendre. Dirlis provides unique trip ideas for a variety […]