Our 8 Favorite Things to do in Prague, Czech Republic


We’re asked a lot about our favorite cities, and Prague is certainly right up there!

There’s a fairy tale-like quality to the city and, like all fairy tales worth their salt, there are myths, legends, and a good dose of creepy stuff to be found… CONTINUE READING >>


We’re asked a lot about our favorite cities, and Prague is certainly right up there!

There’s a fairy tale-like quality to the city and, like all fairy tales worth their salt, there are myths, legends, and a good dose of creepy stuff to be found… CONTINUE READING >>

Prague’s Kick Astronomical Clock

Each hour a huge crowd gathers to watch this clock trot out its lively cast of characters – including death, avarice and… SEE ALL ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE CLOCK HERE >>

Each hour a huge crowd gathers to watch this clock trot out its lively cast of characters – including death, avarice and… SEE ALL ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE CLOCK HERE >>

How Street Performers Enhance Travel: A Look at our All-time Favorites


We LOVE street performers! 

Much in the same way that the food of a region can tell a story, we often learn about the culture of destinations we have visited through the art of the busker.

Join us on a journey through the world, through the very talented “man on the street”… CONTINUE READING >>


We LOVE street performers! 

Much in the same way that the food of a region can tell a story, we often learn about the culture of destinations we have visited through the art of the busker.

Join us on a journey through the world, through the very talented “man on the street”… CONTINUE READING >>

Dispatch Two: River Cruising Paris to Prague, A Live-Blog

It’s a living fairy tale – we’re still happily river cruisin’ through France, Luxembourg, Germany, and the Czech Republic!

Don’t miss a single fabulous moment – and

Join us LIVE for every step of the way!..CONTINUE READING >>

It’s a living fairy tale – we’re still happily river cruisin’ through France, Luxembourg, Germany, and the Czech Republic!

Don’t miss a single fabulous moment – and

Join us LIVE for every step of the way!..CONTINUE READING >>

Dispatch One: River Cruising Cities of Light, A Live-Blog

We’re excited to bring you along LIVE as we explore the cities of light along the Rhine, Moselle and Main Rivers!

We’ll be cruisin’ through France, Luxembourg, Germany, and the Czech Republic starting in Paris and steaming toward Prague.

Join us for every step of the way – live!.. CONTINUE READING >>

We’re excited to bring you along LIVE as we explore the cities of light along the Rhine, Moselle and Main Rivers!

We’ll be cruisin’ through France, Luxembourg, Germany, and the Czech Republic starting in Paris and steaming toward Prague.

Join us for every step of the way – live!.. CONTINUE READING >>

The Macabre Human Bone Church of Sedlec, Czech Republic


Inside the walls of this seemingly peaceful little church is a gallery so ghastly, it must be seen to be believed.
 

We had heard stories about this place, but words — nor pictures — can begin to explain what it was like walking through the doors.

Human bones from tens of thousands of people adorn the walls and ceiling, in inexplicable formations.

Strings of… CONTINUE READING >> 


Inside the walls of this seemingly peaceful little church is a gallery so ghastly, it must be seen to be believed.
 

We had heard stories about this place, but words — nor pictures — can begin to explain what it was like walking through the doors.

Human bones from tens of thousands of people adorn the walls and ceiling, in inexplicable formations.

Strings of… CONTINUE READING >> 

Food for Thought: How Food Enhances Travel

An old adage says that you don’t really know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes. We believe it is just as true that you don’t really know a place until you eat a plate of its food.

There is so much more to visiting a destination than seeing the sights. We try to immerse… CONTINUE READING >> 

An old adage says that you don’t really know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes. We believe it is just as true that you don’t really know a place until you eat a plate of its food.

There is so much more to visiting a destination than seeing the sights. We try to immerse… CONTINUE READING >> 

The Benefits of Seeing Europe By Car

Renting a car and taking off across a foreign land can be daunting even to the most seasoned of travelers.

But, there are a number of big advantages to renting a car to visit Europe as opposed to other modes of travel. Driving is often the best way to see some of Europe’s most famous sites. How else could we have traced the route of the Monaco Gran Prix, or motored over magnificent mountain passes in The Swiss… CONTINUE READING >> 

Renting a car and taking off across a foreign land can be daunting even to the most seasoned of travelers.

But, there are a number of big advantages to renting a car to visit Europe as opposed to other modes of travel. Driving is often the best way to see some of Europe’s most famous sites. How else could we have traced the route of the Monaco Gran Prix, or motored over magnificent mountain passes in The Swiss… CONTINUE READING >> 

Six Places That Will Scare the Snot Out of You

A church decorated with bones, a turn-of-the-century torture chamber, ghost lights in the-middle-of-nowhere Texas, a Voodoo Queen’s grave and a REALLY haunted hotel are among the scariest things we’ve seen out on the road. Click in if you dare… CONTINUE READING >>
A church decorated with bones, a turn-of-the-century torture chamber, ghost lights in the-middle-of-nowhere Texas, a Voodoo Queen’s grave and a REALLY haunted hotel are among the scariest things we’ve seen out on the road. Click in if you dare… CONTINUE READING >>

Our Quaint Bohemian Village

Klatovy, Czech Republic, a quaint Bohemian village, was just what we were looking for after the hustle and bustle of Prague. We found a rare Baroque Pharmacy (with leeches!), ate fried pork neck, saw a weirdly adult looking “baby Jesus” and were introduced to Sgraffiti, an amazing way of decorating buildings… CONTINUE READING >>

Klatovy, Czech Republic, a quaint Bohemian village, was just what we were looking for after the hustle and bustle of Prague. We found a rare Baroque Pharmacy (with leeches!), ate fried pork neck, saw a weirdly adult looking “baby Jesus” and were introduced to Sgraffiti, an amazing way of decorating buildings… CONTINUE READING >>

Czeching Our Tires! Driving in the Czech Republic – A GypsyNester Guide

Driving in a foreign land can be challenging, but we have found that it affords us with opportunities to discover out-of- the-way gems we would never see from trains, planes or tour buses. It is only by car that we can truly stumble upon things GypsyNester-style.

The superhighways in Europe… CONTINUE READING >>

Driving in a foreign land can be challenging, but we have found that it affords us with opportunities to discover out-of- the-way gems we would never see from trains, planes or tour buses. It is only by car that we can truly stumble upon things GypsyNester-style.

The superhighways in Europe… CONTINUE READING >>

Czech Please! Eating in the Czech Republic – A GypsyNester Guide

A big part of Veronica’s desire to see “The Motherland” was to find the origins of her childhood dinners.

Generations of her Bohemian ancestors had passed down dishes and now we could experience the originals, almost all of which include dumplings.

Dumplings are the undisputed heavyweight champions of Czech food and we found them answering the bell on almost every plate. Big city or small town, fancy restaurant or local dive, it made no difference, dumplings were our… CONTINUE READING >>

A big part of Veronica’s desire to see “The Motherland” was to find the origins of her childhood dinners.

Generations of her Bohemian ancestors had passed down dishes and now we could experience the originals, almost all of which include dumplings.

Dumplings are the undisputed heavyweight champions of Czech food and we found them answering the bell on almost every plate. Big city or small town, fancy restaurant or local dive, it made no difference, dumplings were our… CONTINUE READING >>

Bohemian Wrap-sody

A fairytale day in Prague – join your GypsyNesters as we visit a castle, wake up in a Fine Communist Hotel, visit a king from a Christmas Carol, ponder the Dark Ages, watch soldiers change their guard and, best of all, never spend a koruna (except on traditional street food and a subway ride). Edibles spinning over an open fire was cooking method of… CONTINUE READING >>

A fairytale day in Prague – join your GypsyNesters as we visit a castle, wake up in a Fine Communist Hotel, visit a king from a Christmas Carol, ponder the Dark Ages, watch soldiers change their guard and, best of all, never spend a koruna (except on traditional street food and a subway ride). Edibles spinning over an open fire was cooking method of… CONTINUE READING >>

The Supernatural Power of the Charles Bridge in Prague

The Charles Bridge is extraordinary – for the history and the supernatural, which are entirely intertwined.

We couldn’t wait to make a wish by rubbing the well-worn brass depiction of the ill-fated St. John – he was thrown to his untimely death on this bridge… CONTINUE READING >>

The Charles Bridge is extraordinary – for the history and the supernatural, which are entirely intertwined.

We couldn’t wait to make a wish by rubbing the well-worn brass depiction of the ill-fated St. John – he was thrown to his untimely death on this bridge… CONTINUE READING >>

Lost in Prague – A Driving Lesson


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This was the first time we had to attempt to “bleep” cussing in a video! Hope it worked!

Ever been lost in a big city? How about a city with crazy… CONTINUE READING >>


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This was the first time we had to attempt to “bleep” cussing in a video! Hope it worked!

Ever been lost in a big city? How about a city with crazy… CONTINUE READING >>

Prague’s Old Town

Sunlight could scarcely reach the ground between the tightly packed buildings, maybe that’s why when they were built they called the period The Dark Ages. Then we burst out into the open daylight of The Old Town Square… CONTINUE READING >> 

Sunlight could scarcely reach the ground between the tightly packed buildings, maybe that’s why when they were built they called the period The Dark Ages. Then we burst out into the open daylight of The Old Town Square… CONTINUE READING >> 

Plague Monument in Kutná Hora


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With a coded message, this stunning 50 foot baroque is a memorial for 6,146 plague victims. As we contemplated the anguished figures on the tower, we noticed… CONTINUE READING >>


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With a coded message, this stunning 50 foot baroque is a memorial for 6,146 plague victims. As we contemplated the anguished figures on the tower, we noticed… CONTINUE READING >>

Czech Out Kutná Hora!

Drawn to this part of the Czech Republic – like a prepubescent girl to a Justin Bieber concert – by the legend of a church filled with decorative bones, we were served up an unexpected treat when we stayed in the nearby town of Kutná Hora.

In a bygone era, Kutná Hora rivaled Prague as the main city of Bohemia, the traditional name for the western half of Czech, and several kings… CONTINUE READING >>

Drawn to this part of the Czech Republic – like a prepubescent girl to a Justin Bieber concert – by the legend of a church filled with decorative bones, we were served up an unexpected treat when we stayed in the nearby town of Kutná Hora.

In a bygone era, Kutná Hora rivaled Prague as the main city of Bohemia, the traditional name for the western half of Czech, and several kings… CONTINUE READING >>