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Budapest, Fast and Slow

by Joyce McGreevy on October 2, 2017

Chariot drivers and horses race at Heroes Square, reflecting the best of Budapest "fast and slow." Image © Joyce McGreevy

You can race through Budapest at a gallop, but you’ll notice more at a gentle pace.
© Joyce McGreevy

Hungarian Travel Tips in Two Tempos

I’m lingering at a bisztro in Budapest’s Jewish Quarter, savoring every bite of cholent.  It’s an Ashkenazi slow-and-low cooked casserole.  Guests keep arriving in waves. So, when the waiter approaches, I assume it’s to drop the bill and hasten me on my way.

Instead, he recommends flodni, a 20-ingredient stuffed wonder he airily summarizes as a “light pastry.” Or perhaps another glass of rozé?

A College Course
in Wanderlust?

by Joyce McGreevy on September 5, 2017

A dorm room at Carr-Saunders Hall, London lets travelers on a budget indulge their wanderlust. (Image © Joyce McGreevy)

Basic but comfy, a dorm room at Carr-Saunders Hall, London makes travel affordable for all.
© Joyce McGreevy

Travelers on Budgets
Go Back to School

As students return to college each September, another group is preparing for college visits— travelers on budgets. To pursue their wanderlust, they’re majoring in Travel Economics.

How? By booking “university vacation-accommodations.”

Translation:  They’re staying in dorms.

More and more colleges today offer clean, comfortable dorm rooms to non-student visitors. While some do so only when classes aren’t in session, a growing number of colleges offer dorms year-round.

Travel Tales (Tails?): Making Dog Travel Great Again

by Meredith Mullins on August 28, 2017

Dog looking sad, a part of the travel tales of making dog travel easier in Paris, France. (Image © Dor-riss/iStock.)

We don’t have to mope around at home. Let’s go out!
© Dor-riss/iStock

An Open Letter to the City of Paris

Paris, France

Dear Officials of the City of Paris and Regional Transport (RATP) Directors,

We, the dogs of this beautiful City of Light (having formed a more perfect union known as Les Chiens de Paris), know we are lucky to live in France, and especially in its romantic capital.

Dog in restaurant seat in Paris, part of the travel tales that indicate dog travel is easy in Paris, France. (Image © Meredith Mullins.)

We are able to dine elegantly with our humans.
© Meredith Mullins

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