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Gear Review: Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

Kanken Backpack

Swap your Messenger Bag for a backpack on long trips

I resisted buying a backpack for many years. Toting one around just felt so…junior high. And I grew up during the 90s, where the ascendency of the messenger bag made backpacks seem retrograde and uncool. However, after one particularly long trip made my shoulders feel permanently “scrunched up,” I bit the bullet and started looking for a backpack to take on vacations.… Continue Reading →

Photo Friday: The View from Prague Castle

View from the Hrad, Prague

Prague is such a compelling city. It’s a pastel jumble of baroque and renaissance buildings punctuated with a dark gothic exclamation marks. This photo was taken one rainy afternoon from Prague Castle. 
See more of this beautiful city on our Prague Pinterest board.… Continue Reading →

Old Town Square

Old Town Square, Prague

Prague’s Historic Center

“Before independence, the city was gray. Now it is full of color.” This remark came from a cab driver and a lifelong resident of Prague. Indeed, Prague is one of Europe’s most gorgeous cities, and it always has been, but it took the emergence from the behind the Iron Curtain for that beauty to flourish once again.… Continue Reading →

Prague Astronomy Clock

Astronomy Clock Face, Prague

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

On the south side of the Old Town Hall (the left side if you are looking at the front of the hall from Old Town Square ) is one of the most unique sights Prague has to offer, the Prague Astronomical Clock (Pražský Orloj).… Continue Reading →

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge in the morning

Prague’s Gothic Pedestrian Bridge

Photo courtesy: Estec Hotel

When you first see the Charles Bridge (Karlův Most), with its Baroque statues and gothic towers, your first thought is probably something along the lines of “I didn’t think it would be  this big.” At thirty feet wide and 1600 feet long, it is seems even larger because of the towers at each end and the statutes looming over you as you walk across.… Continue Reading →

K+K Central Hotel-Prague

Art Deco Hotel in Prague

Luxury Hotel in the Center of the Old Town


Prague is one of the most gorgeous cities in Europe — so much so that the historic town center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Art Nouveau buildings line medieval squares and green copper statues and gothic cathedrals dot the city’s landscape.… Continue Reading →

Marigold Kitchen

French Toast and Maple Syrup

Delectable Brunch off the Capitol Square


The line at Madison’s Marigold Kitchen can be daunting, but faint heart never ate french toast. (I think that’s the saying, anyways) And if you stay the course, you will be pleasantly rewarded with a mind-blowingly great brunch. Also, through some sort of organizational magic, the line moves briskly, and by the time you’ve ordered and picked up your coffee, your table will be ready, despite the throngs of slightly hungover Madisonians.… Continue Reading →

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New Belgium Brewery Disco Balls

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Gear Review: Canon EOS Rebel T3i

Using my Canon t3i

Upgrade to a DSLR for spectacular photos


I know that we constantly preach traveling light around here, and for many years I contented myself with bringing a teensy-tiny Canon PowerShot point-and-shoot camera with us on trips. It’s extremely light weight, fits in your pocket, takes great photos and has impressive zoom and video features.… Continue Reading →