Europe

Hiking Through the British Countryside

The British countryside features some of the most picturesque natural European landscapes. A walk through these vast tracts of natural land is a great way to learn about the country. It is also one of the best ways to see how British folklore and history was shaped by the magic of its natural surroundings. If you’re planning on visiting Great Britain, be sure to set aside time to see some of these remarkable sights in the British countryside…

Touring Medieval Krakow – Wawel Castle, Wawel Cathedral, & Barbican

Grading: A  –  If you’re into European history, you will love Krakow’s rich historical tapestry. The preservation, the age, and the condition of these historic structures and relics is amazing. However, if you have young children, this likely won’t be a stop for you, as most little ones don’t find old cathedrals and fortresses very exciting. Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland and has one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe. Dating back to the 7th century, Krakow is cloaked in history. One of the most famous…

Reviewing the Sheraton Grand Krakow Hotel

  Sheraton Grand Krakow Hotel – Poland Powiśle 7, 31-101 Kraków, Poland GRADING Overall Score: B Staff: A Room: B Amenities: B Recommended?: Yes Overall Impression: A very nice hotel with clean rooms, satisfying dining options, and courteous staff…

Touring Krakow’s Main Square

If you’re visiting Krakow, be sure to check out Krakow’s Main Square! It’s Europe’s largest market square and should be towards the top of any touring list.  Krakow itself is the second largest city in Poland, as well as one of the oldest. Its historical buildings were saved from the bombs of WWII, thereby preserving a town square that dates back from the medieval 13th century!  Krakow’s Main Square (known locally as Rynek Główny) is an amazing historic city center, showcasing urban planning during Poland’s Renaissance and…