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A very affordable European spa vacation in Slovakia

A very affordable European spa vacation in Slovakia

Modern tourism has reduced health to a commodity that is bought and sold. ‘Wellness’ breaks focus on massages and other treatments that promote a feel-good factor. But central Europe still boasts a wonderful range of historic spa towns that long predate the modern craze for pampering—and many offer remarkably good value. Claim to fame: Karlovy » Read more

Visiting Slovakia’s affordable wine region: Sipping, savoring and sleeping for €25 per person

Visiting Slovakia’s affordable wine region: Sipping, savoring and sleeping for €25 per person

Every now and again one runs across a specific European vineyard or a wider region of wine production which has become the stuff of legend. Think Pétrus (near Bordeaux), Corton-Charlemagne (in Burgundy) or Ornellaia (in Tuscany). Move to central Europe and there are many bright stars in the constellation of fine wines. None shines brighter » Read more

Goodbye Koruna: Slovakia joins the euro club

Goodbye Koruna: Slovakia joins the euro club

On January 1, 2009, Slovakia switched its circulating currency from the koruna to the euro, making it the 16th European Union member state to join the “euro zone”. The country was granted permission by the European Union to make the switch during the summer of 2008, when the exchange rate was pinned at 30.126 koruny to the euro. » Read more

Suggestion Box: Cheap Winter Duo

We’re watching snow fall right now. That we’re thinking about winter should come as no surprise. So where might we escape to for an atmospheric yet affordable snowy getaway? Here are two ideas. 1. Košice, Slovakia. Connected to Dublin, London Luton, Prague, and Vienna by SkyEurope, Slovakia’s second biggest city sits in the east of » Read more

Kosice: Slovakia’s Charming Eastern Capital

Kosice: Slovakia’s Charming Eastern Capital

Košice, Slovakia’s second city, ranks high on our short list of underexplored European gems. Set in a valley, with the Ore mountains to the west and the Salt Hills to the east, Košice remains a delightfully unspoilt place. Slovakia’s budget airline SkyEurope flies between Košice and Bratislava, making the city both easy and cheap to » Read more

Slovakia: Europe Place

Photo by Fero Hanus As a tourist destination, Slovakia is generally overlooked and underestimated. In our view, this is a great shame. The Tatra Mountains in the north of the country are charming in winter (cheap skiing!) and summer (gentle trekking!), and Slovakia’s lowland south is not without its attractions, either. One lowland draw is » Read more

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