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5 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job To Travel Now

Clayton B. Cornell | Posted 03.20.2015 | Travel
Clayton B. Cornell

Stop kidding yourself. How long has it been since you said, "If I just get to X, I will take that trip"?

A Tale of (Fraternal) Twin Cities

Allison Pataki | Posted 03.19.2015 | Travel
Allison Pataki

When you drive across the border from Austria into Hungary, you barely know that you've passed an international boundary. This took me by surprise the first time I made the two and a half hour drive from Vienna to Budapest.

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?

A Tale of Two Menus: Eating in Sister Cities on the Danube

Allison Pataki | Posted 03.03.2015 | Travel
Allison Pataki

Sure enough, the same items kept popping up on every menu, whether I was in the Hungarian or Austrian capital. There was Hungarian goulash everywhere I went in Austria and the Austrian Schnitzel all over the other side of the border.

8 Best Chain Hotels You've (Probably) Never Heard of -- But Will Love

Oyster | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Chain hotels often get a bad rap. Admittedly, some of them, with uninspired beige decor, industrial carpeting, and airline-quality breakfasts, have earned it. But they're not all that way.

Unfashionably Good

Eric Uhlfelder | Posted 03.03.2015 | New York
Eric Uhlfelder

So infuriating is the peculiar nature of the lead character in Manhattan's Mint Theater Company's latest farcical production, that your typical New Yorker may likely have to restrain himself... even herself... from leaping on stage.

10 Things Not to Miss in Budapest

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.24.2015 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Budapest is truly a tale of two cities, Buda and Pest, separated by the Danube River. Here are our suggestions on getting the most out both Buda and Pest.

Grand Architecture, Epic History, Lush Accommodations and Fine Antiques Await in Budapest

Bob Richter | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Bob Richter

The way I see it, a place that creates beauty, must also have a lot of beauty to behold. That theory prompted me to add Budapest to my travel plans, and within minutes of arriving, I knew that I would not be disappointed.

From Budapest With Love

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 12.22.2014 | New York
Adriana Aristizábal

New Yorkers expect the best of everything, and recently I had the opportunity to see one of the best: Zoltan Maga, Hungary's most celebrated violin virtuoso, a man who brings Hungarian cultural traditions to the rest of the world.

Hungary for Music: Folk and Electro-Folk From Hungary

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 11.15.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

It's no coincidence that most of the best-known Hungarian composers loved folk music; the country has unusually rich and deep folk traditions, and many modern Hungarians are fully aware of the treasures of their heritage.

Eastern Europe: Better Views, Cheaper Prices, and Fewer Crowds

Shermans Travel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Paris, Rome, and London are all classic first-time Eurotrip destinations. But for savvy or returning travelers, Eastern European cities -- think: Prague, Budapest, and Tallinn, among offers -- offer just as much beauty and history, but at cheaper prices and in fewer crowds.

Gothic, Baroque and Mostly Folk: Music from Central Europe

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

I spent two weeks in June wandering around Prague and Budapest, seeing the sights and looking for folk and folk-inspired music. I came back with a satchel of CDs, some of which I'll share here in a series of posts.

5 Free Things To Do In Budapest

AP | By PABLO GORONDI | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Since the fall of communism in 1990, Budapest's central districts, mainly those straddling the Danube River, have undergone...

Dining With the Author: Dangerous Misadventures With Owen Matthews

Jennifer Walker | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Jennifer Walker

The story of Russia's colonies in Alaska and northern California have been filed away in obscure historical territory for those who come from outside of Russia, but for author, journalist and historian Owen Matthews, it became the core topic of his book Glorious Misadventures.

The 10 Most Photographed Places On Earth

Thrillist | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

There's only one rule to keep in mind when traveling: If you don't take photos, it didn't happen.

The Real Grand Budapest Hotels

trivago | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
trivago

Although it's impossible to stay at Wes Anderson's fictional hotel from his latest film, hotel search trivago reveals a glimpse into the six grandest hotels of Budapest that may or may not have influenced the filmmaker.

Christian Missionary Explains How Being Kidnapped Strengthened His Faith

Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion

Andy Dietz was on a Christian missionary trip to Budapest when he was kidnapped by members of the Hungarian mafia as part of a blackmail plot. What mi...

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Budapest

Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Lena, of misssfaith.com. Of her photo she says: "My hotel was directly on the chain bridge a...

If New York City Neighborhoods Were European Cities, Where Would You Live?

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel

We can't all afford the luxury of traveling or living abroad. But if you live in New York City, maybe you can experience some of Europe's offerings wi...

Wooly Beasts and Meat Jelly: Hungary's Spring Countryside Festivals

WHERE | Posted 04.30.2014 | Travel
WHERE

Grab a flight, and head to the land of the Magyars to experience these quintessential Central European spring festivals.

Another 'Georgia on My Mind'

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

A walk down Rustaveli Avenue, so named after a 12th Century Georgian poet, on a cold January morning allowed me to appreciate some of the country's history, which my guide recounted with relish.

The Wekerle Estate: Budapest's Hidden Garden City

Jennifer Walker | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Jennifer Walker

The sun illuminates the square and I sit back and watch the children playing through the window of the warm café. For them, it's just an ordinary Sunday, but for me, it's more.

Holiday Must-See: Budapest's Christmas Markets

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Like many other central European cities, Budapest sees dozens of Christmas markets spring up during the holiday season. Now, more than ever, you'll find many of them supporting local designers and craftspeople, thanks to the city's blossoming creative industry.

Hungry for Innovation: Budapest is a New Terminal for Startups

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 02.02.2014 | Technology
Tom J. Hidvegi

It has not only made it to the list of top weekend getaways, but due to consistent hard work and passion, it has slowly become one of the sweet spots for startups.

Take A (Virtual) Post-Holiday Detox

Posted 12.02.2013 | Travel

In case the idea of lounging around with hundreds of your favorite strangers sounds appealing, may we recommend heading to Europe to take a thermal ba...