October 15, 2015
Guidebooks often warn tourists away from Wenceslas Square in Prague. That might be because at first glance there seems little to set apart this lozenge-shaped thoroughfare. The shops and fast-food chains could be on any high street in Europe. With three different metro stops the pavement is always crowded and locals caution against pickpockets. [...]
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Destinations for 2015: Plzen, Czech Republic
December 27, 2014
Why? Most visitors who come to the cobbled streets of this Czech city are here for the beer.
Home to the Pilsner Urquell brewery, Plzen delivers arguably the best brew in the world, a bottom-fermented lager using a methodology imitated worldwide, although the secret ingredients are said to be local hops and the town’s soft water.[...]
The smartest time to visit Europe’s hotspots? The off-season
Europe’s busiest tourist destinations? We prefer the off-season.
January: Venice. Before Carnevale, Italy’s waterside city has fewer crowds jostling on its streets and bridges. It also has a melancholy beauty in this misty month and, on January 5, hosts hosts the traditional Regata delle Befane, a boat race for over-fifties [...]