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How I Got There: Eliska Coolidge

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Lan Anh Vu

Eliska Coolidge built a remarkable career in the United States. She served as Director of the White House Office of Presidential Messages which she established in 1964 and as Special Assistant to five U.S. Presidents for eighteen years, from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan.

Blast From the Past: In Conversation With Chef Oldřich Sahajdák

Memoirs of a Taste Bud | Posted 10.29.2015 | Taste
Memoirs of a Taste Bud

The idea of farm to table cuisine has most certainly gained momentum in recent years but I have never met a chef who took the concept as literally as ...

1989 -- A Swift Look to a Remarkable Year

ADST | Posted 10.23.2015 | World

Among the defining years of the 20th century, 1989 had a lasting impact on the social, political and economic structures of modern diplomacy.

Czech Watchdog Denounces Conditions In Refugee Detention Facility

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

GENEVA (AP) - The Czech Republic's ombudsman is condemning conditions in a detention facility for asylum-seekers, saying they violate the U.N.'s...

Eating My Way Through Prague

Memoirs of a Taste Bud | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Memoirs of a Taste Bud

If you really want to experience Prague like a local, divert from Old Town Square toward Dlouhá Street, once you pass In Utero -- one of many amusing David Cerny sculptures -- you'll find several great restaurants.

9 of the Most Exciting New Restaurant Openings in Prague

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

Finding quality Czech food in Prague is easy if you know who to ask (*ahem* our Prague food tour guides). What we're excited about this fall are the h...

Western Media's Miscount of Saudi Arabia's Syrian Refugees

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

hanks to a technicality in counting refugees, hundreds of outlets from Amnesty International to the Brookings Institution have claimed that Saudi Arabia has taken zero refugees -- a ludicrous, but rarely fact-checked statement given the comical lack of a "Great Arabian Wall."

Here Are The European Countries That Want To Refuse Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke harshly on Wednesday about countries that seek to keep out refugees. But his words m...

Weekly Video Travel Bite: Prague

Rick Steves | Posted 09.03.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Now that I'm back from Europe, I'll be sharing a random video clip each week to fuel your travel dreams. This week, we visit Prague and take a close look at Alfons Mucha's Art Nouveau masterpieces.

War and Peace and War: Czech in L.A. Opens September 19

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Tradition meets revolution in this fascinating and captivating group exhibition featuring new contemporary art from the Czech Republic.

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In Every EU Country

Thrillist | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel

Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about how she's displayed: stowed away in glass, surrounded by hordes of sightseers throwing up "gang symbols" and cheesy smiles for their selfie sticks.

Top 10 Tips for Capturing the Spirit of Prague

College Tourist | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Proof that you can experience the true nature of a city by visiting it's tourist traps.

Top 20 Tourist Destinations in Prague

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

It's entirely possible to experience the beauty, history and magic of Prague on a whim and without a plan. With every cobble-stoned step and around every corner of the Golden City, there is something to be discovered.

How to Get More out of Your Trip to Prague

Olena Kagui | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
Olena Kagui

Prague is one of the most visited destinations in Europe and has tourists coming from all over the world to discover this beautiful city. Understandably the city is littered with souvenir stores and people offering walking tours, Segway tours and free tours.

Savior Of Hundreds Of Children During Holocaust Dead At 106

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

Sir Nicholas Winton, recognized as the "British Schindler" for helping rescue more than 600 Czech children fated for death in Nazi concentration camps...

12 Hours in Prague, Czech Republic

College Tourist | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Nóra Horváth, Syracuse University Hundreds of years of Czech history and culture in only one day? No problem. So you'...

Time Travel Is Possible: We Did So in the Czech Republic and So Should Every Other American

Christopher Molaro | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Christopher Molaro

Agree or disagree with our foreign policy or Washington bureaucracy, these are places and events I would encourage every American to visit and pay homage. Their symbolism preserves generations.

Leo Express: A Gleaming New Train Service Coming to a Station Near You

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business

Amazing new business models are rare ... even in this time of great 'disruption.' Many start-ups position themselves as disrupting because they feel they have to or die. So they reach.

15 Breathtaking Photos of the Charles Bridge

Olena Kagui | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Olena Kagui

After living in Prague for almost two decades, I am still as fascinated with the Charles Bridge as tourists are seeing it for the first time. During these many years, I have discovered the best spots to photograph the Charles Bridge. Some much less-known than others.

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel

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?

Crazy Drinking Rituals Around The World

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel

Spring is in the air, and the green food coloring is in the beer (and rivers) for St. Patrick's Day. We've rounded up some of the craziest drinking rituals around the world to celebrate, so pour yourself an adult beverage and open up our list.

Ukraine: Enough With Stale Insider Debates in the Media

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Going overboard with the geopolitical analysis, the media invites wonky policy insiders to discuss how "U.S. interests" should be deployed in the fight to protect Kiev.

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Oyster | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel

What to do when you want to avoid bunk beds but still save money and meet like-minded travelers? We scoped out eight hostels around the world that offer low rates, stylish design, cool locations, private rooms, and the occasional shared (but clean, we promise) bathroom. No flip-flops or ear plugs required!

At Least 8 Killed In Shooting In Eastern Czech Republic

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2015 | World

By Radovan Stoklasa and Petra Vodstrcilova UHERSKY BROD, Czech Republic, Feb 24 (Reuters) - A local man shot dead eight people in a restaurant in a...

34 Unique Things To Do In Prague

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 04.12.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

From parks to pubs, tours to theaters, markets to music and more, we've got the insiders' scoop on the best Prague to-dos straight from those in the know.