Hike to Freedom Hill

Hiking Up And Tumbling Down Gellért Hill

The two riverside cities of “Buda” and “Pest” were joined to make one large capital city in 1873. Despite that, most locals still refer to each side by its former name – the areas are, after all, very different. Most travelers who venture to Budapest find accommodations on the Pest side of the Danube River, the […]
Budapest Spa

A Blissful Day in Budapest – Spa Capital of the World

If the wonderful food, amazing historical sites and inexpensive prices aren’t enough to make you consider a trip to Budapest, this important fact will. Budapest has long been considered the spa capital of the world. There are 123 natural hot springs and drilled wells here. They deliver 18 million gallons of 70 – 172 degree F of […]
Danube River, Budapest, Hungary

Getting A Taste For Budapest

Have you ever eaten chocolate spiked with tarragon? Or gone to a restaurant where you get a canister of carbonated water that you are supposed to use to mix with your wine? Or eaten cottage cheese covered with chocolate? Then you haven’t been to Budapest. And until recently, neither had I. A Walking Food Tour of Budapest […]
Chef Parade Budapest

Hungry in Hungary? Traditional Cooking in Budapest

Before heading to Budapest for the first time, I decided to track down a cooking class. This wasn’t unusual in itself. It’s always a good way to learn about the culture and the food in a new place (and get great restaurant recommendations from the chef – they always know where to eat). But in […]

Yummly Online Recipe Box

We’ve recently begun adding recipes to our blog in order to share the best souvenir we’ve found from our travels. The flavors! And, since we now travel full-time, they are the only souvenir that we can fit into our bag. Good thing we love to cook! If you haven’t already, sign up for an account […]
Prague Festivals

Celebrating Spring with Festivals in Prague

Ditch the heavy jacket, spring is here! After a cold dreary Czech winter, it’s time to party in Prague. We were lucky enough to be in Prague in May and join in on the fun – and there was lots to be had: festivals of all sorts were happening around the city during our stay. […]

Sunrise Quesadillas

This is an easy Mexican inspired recipe for 2. The crispy tortillas along with fluffy eggs, bacon and mild cheese come together perfectly to make a dish that is great for brunch or a light dinner. Ingredients 3 large eggs 2 flour tortillas (8 inches) 1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese 2 bacon strips, cooked until crisp and crumbled 1 […]

Nine Things You Must Eat (and Drink) in Prague

Before arriving in Prague, we had a few ideas about what Czech food would be like. When we thought of Czech cuisine, we pictured heavy meaty dishes that we’d wash down with plenty of cold beer. And while we certainly found the traditional meaty options, we found some surprises as well. So when you find yourself in Prague, here […]
Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash Soup

Goulash is a traditional Hungarian Soup featuring the favorite spice of the regional – paprika. When making this dish it is important to use the freshest Hungarian Style Sweet Paprika you can find. The soup was originally made with lard and thickened with lots of sour cream. Since most of us don’t work on a […]
Melnik Czech Republic

Czech Republic’s Melnik – A Place For Royalty, Heartbreak and Wine

The thousand-year old city of Melnik has been a gathering place for royalty since its inception. A short visit there quickly reveals why this very quaint town became a favorite of queens over the centuries and remains the home of Czech Republic royalty even today. But no story of royalty goes without some mention of tragedy, scandal […]