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Travel Tales & Tips

Meghan Perkins'

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." ~Saint Augustine


Welcome to Travel Tales & Tips! Our ultimate goal is to share our passion for travel and learning about different cultures with others. We publish Travel Tales–anecdotes and human interest stories from around the globe, Travel Tips–ways to save time and skip the lines, Itineraries–recommendations and off-the-beaten path destinations, Photos–images from around the world, and Reviews–honest input and firsthand accounts. We are constantly updating our content, so check back often!

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May 5, 2019

Medieval Český Krumlov has a perfect little river snaking its way through the city center.  In summer, people tube down it taking in the sights as they go (a joy I didn’t get to experience having visited in October and not personally being a polar bear plunge fan).  The town has a lot of daytime tourists, but not many sleep over.  Spending a night in the cobbled old town is definitely worth a relaxing evening when heading south from Prague or north from Vienna.

June 9, 2018

Český Krumlov is one of my top 10 favorite small cities in Europe.  It’s a picturesque little town in the southern Czech Republic that a lot of people don’t even know exists.  Prague is the Czech Republic's big draw, but if you’re thinking of visiting a second city during your stay, I'd take the time to detour to this beautiful little place.  This particular shot was taken while descending back into the lower town from Krumlov Castle.

February 4, 2018

Castle View Apartments (Lodging)

Address and Website: 140 Satlavska St., Český Krumlov 38101;

Location: The hotel’s location was great, right off of the main square (Namesti Svornosti) in the compact Old Town.  Everything was within easy walking distance.  It’s a joy to walk around town because no vehicles are allowed in the historic center.  You can get a better idea of the hotel's location on a map here.  They also have parking nearby if yo...

January 21, 2018

Ask most Americans to name a top European travel destinations, and you’ll get countless big-city responses like London or Paris or Rome. These are the places that everyone dreams of visiting—the big tourist draws—and rightfully so. They have so much to offer that entire books have been dedicated to their spectacular sights and attractions. But if all your European travel dreams only focus on its big cities, you’re missing out on so much.  There are countless not-to-be missed experiences througho...

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