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Varenna, Itay

Varenna is one of the most charming villages in all of Italy, and it even retains its charm in the rain. On the day I was supposed to…

Villa Carlotta & Chiesa di San Martino, Lake Como, Italy

In October of 2019 I did something a little different—I took a solo trip to Italy. By choice, I was between jobs and had some extra money stashed…

Parliament & Great Market Hall, Budapest, Hungary

Here are some scenes from our last day in Budapest. In the morning we visited the Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial, a tribute to the 20,000 Jews…

Jewish Quarter, Budapest, Hungary

I learned so much from Andrea Medgyesi, our guide from the Jewish Visitors’ Service of Budapest. She conducted an incredibly informative, contemplative, and thoughtful tour of the Jewish…

Inner City, Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is a sprawling city. With over 1.7 million inhabitants, it is the ninth largest in the European Union. Thankfully for visitors, most of the city’s prominent sites…

Wachau Valley, Austria

During our four-night stay in Vienna, we devoted one day to exploring the Wachau Valley, the historic and pastoral region along the banks of the Danube only an…

Innere Stadt, Vienna, Austria

The Innere Stadt is Vienna’s historic central district encircled by the illustrious Ringstrasse. Packed to the gills with incredible architecture and history, I decided it’d be best for…

Schloss Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

One of the most delightfully surprising moments of our trip to Vienna occurred when we stumbled upon the majestic gardens of Schloss Belvedere. From the sumptuously elegant Sans…

Neubau & the Ringstrasse, Vienna, Austria

Last fall, the Well-Traveled Fella planned a tour of Vienna and Budapest, and Charles’ two oldest friends from childhood, Meryl and Sharon, tagged along. Here are some scenes…