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Dictatorial, in a Good Way

Dictatorial, in a Good Way

We arranged a 12 day tour of Central Europe for Jing Lu and her family, taking in Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Our guests describe what it’s like to travel with JayWay better than we ever could! I am so blessed to have found JayWay Travel. Jayway planned our trip and executed it to such

Budapest’s Best Spas

Budapest’s Best Spas

No visit to Budapest is complete without a leisurely soak at one of the city’s legendary baths. Whether you’re going for a full range of massages and wellness treatments, or just stopping in for a steam and a quick dip, there are baths throughout the city designed in a wide range of styles. The reason for the

Where to go in 2016?

Where to go in 2016?

It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to possible spring and summer vacation destinations. Travel journalists are particularly good at coming up with lists, so we’ve collated our own list-of-lists. For travellers who prefer to tread where none of your friends have ventured before, we’ve added our own suggestions for cities that haven’t yet made the mainstream,

Guest Interview: Ellen Offner

Guest Interview: Ellen Offner

JayWay Travel guest Ellen Offner (pictured above with husband Arnie outside Budapest’s Szechenyi baths) isn’t only a seasoned world traveler, she’s also a dynamic blogger covering Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America — just about every place there is to explore! I recently sat down with Ellen to get some inspiration from her

Kittens & Cappuccino: Central Europe’s Cat Cafes

Kittens & Cappuccino: Central Europe’s Cat Cafes

One of the most intriguing destinations for European travel, Central Europe is very inviting for tourists looking for a combination of gorgeous cities, pristine nature, and delicious regional cuisine. But cities as far-flung as Vienna, Budapest and Tallinn are specifically inviting for cat lovers, as the phenomenon of cat cafes becomes increasingly popular. These are comfy places with live-in

Classical Culture: The Franz Liszt Academy of Music

Classical Culture: The Franz Liszt Academy of Music

Franz Liszt, or Liszt Ferenc as he is known in his native Hungary, was the world’s first rock star. He didn’t play rock music of course, but the internationally renowned composer was also a hugely talented pianist who made a fortune as a touring virtuoso. His world-wide fame certainly hasn’t detracted from his reputation in his

Seasonal Charm & Cheer: Central European Christmas Markets

Seasonal Charm & Cheer: Central European Christmas Markets

If you’re planning on visiting Central Europe during the holidays, you’re in luck, because the region has some of the most marvellously picturesque Christmas markets in Europe. Some have been famous for ages and some are still relatively unknown, but each has a charm all its own and a welcoming, festive atmosphere. Almost every city

2015 Christmas Markets in Central Europe

2015 Christmas Markets in Central Europe

Mulled wine, cinnamon pastries, gingerbread, roasting chestnuts. The classic tastes of Christmas in Central & Eastern Europe, best experienced wrapped up warm as you stroll around one of the legendary Christmas markets that take place throughout the holiday season in cities across the region. Germany Germany’s Christmas markets usually start in the last week of November and