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Night Kayaking in Riga, Latvia

Night Kayaking in Riga, Latvia

This guest post is by Dr. Cacinda Maloney of Points and Travel who joined us on a 10 Day Tour of the Baltic States as part of the #JayWayBaltics blogger project. The meet time was 10 pm, right as it was just starting to get cold. My group piled into a couple of taxis and made our way down

Best European Cities for New Year’s Eve Parties

Best European Cities for New Year’s Eve Parties

If you’re lucky enough to be in Europe to ring in the new year when the clock strikes midnight, you’re in for a real treat. Every city has its own style of New Year’s Eve celebration, and whatever kind of evening you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it somewhere. Here’s a roundup of

Vienna’s Cultural Classics

Vienna’s Cultural Classics

Vienna is renowned worldwide for its opera and classical music, so it’s no surprise that many of our guests want to add a night at the opera or a classical concert to the Vienna leg of a European tour. There’s so much to choose from in this brilliant city of classical music, so we’d like to present

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

Fear of Terrorism and travel to “Eastern Europe”

Fear of Terrorism and travel to “Eastern Europe”

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and the subsequent worldwide travel alert issued by the U.S. State Department it is natural to be wary of traveling to Europe. However the differences between Western Europe and “Eastern Europe” are night and day. So much so that when considering your travels to Europe we believe it is a

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

Helsinki’s Hidden Gem: Suomenlinna

Helsinki’s Hidden Gem: Suomenlinna

There’s one destination on the outskirts of Helsinki so rich with historical interest and contemporary charm that it’s a guarded local secret — literally. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna is a fortress built on six islands that are actually part of the capital city, though you’ll have to take a short ferry ride to get there. Cherished by locals as

Light & Lively: Vegetarian Dining in Prague

Light & Lively: Vegetarian Dining in Prague

Not long ago, ordering a vegetarian dinner in Prague would get you a plate of beige fried cheese and bland boiled potatoes at best, and chicken salad at worst. Those days are over, thanks to a handful of innovative restaurants who are keeping Prague on track with fresh dining trends. The city’s restaurant scene is still meat-heavy, but there

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