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Prague

Prague

– One of the most diverse cities we’ve visited in Europe, Prague has everything, from modern sites and sounds to old-world-style tradition, busy nightlife to quiet countryside, and everything in between.   First, the basics. Currency. Prague uses the Czech Crown or Koruna (czk). For more info, see our post on currency exchange. Plugs and Adapters. Prague uses Type E adapters, which also fit with Type F adapters. The older Type C is still in use in some areas, like on…

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Budapest

Budapest

ot- Budapest is a city divided, but don’t let that deter you. Buda and Pest are two unique and equally amazing places, separated by the Danube river. Budapest is still inexpensive compared to many other European metropolitan areas, but it combines the grandeur of Vienna and the old world appeal of a place like Prague. It has the influence of the Turks, who occupied for 150 years, so it’s a little more exotic than almost any other European city. The locals…

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Seattle

Seattle

– A long weekend in Seattle Seattle has been on my list of travel for a long time. Seattle is a technology / industry hub with no shortage of things to do. Surrounded by water, mountains and trees, there are lots of lots of outdoor attractions and beautiful views. I only had a few days to explore, so I carefully planned my top picks but left a little time to check things out based on local recommendations. Below describes a long…

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Berlin

Berlin

– Having spent some time in Berlin, one quickly realizes just how vast and dynamic the city really is. We found it helpful to do a little research before traveling, and plan out your adventure route before you leave home. This will save you tons of travel time.   Know before you go: Berlin was developed with regulations that prevented buildings from exceeding a certain height. Since they couldn’t build upward, they built outward. Because of this, it can take upwards…

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Vienna

Vienna

–   Recently we had the opportunity to spend just 24 hours in Vienna, Austria. While we couldn’t possibly see everything this amazing city has to offer, we found a few spots that are worth highlighting. These are great spots for family, friends, and solo travelers alike!   First, the basics.   Currency. Vienna uses the Euro. For more info, see our post on currency exchange. Plugs and Adapters. Vienna uses Type F adapters, with Type C still in use…

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All I Need

All I Need

–   Do you hate to check bags at the airport? With all the fees and hassles of lost luggage, many travelers prefer to fit everything into their carry-on baggage. But, how do you pack enough toiletries and liquids for a trip overseas and still beat the TSA 3-oz size limit? Have we got some clever tips for you! Read on… First, plan out what you really need. Do you absolutely HAVE to have mousse, gel, and hairspray? Likely not….

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Call Me!

Call Me!

–   Gone are the days of your phone not working while you are in Europe. It is not only possible, but also quite convenient, and at times necessary, to use your phone while traveling internationally. Here we provide some tips and info based on our experiences. Note: We wrote this assuming that you, the reader, have a relatively current model smart phone, and have a plan with a wireless carrier that supports international calling and data. Call your carrier…

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