Kerry Kubilius

Festive Christmas Table with Traditional Polish dishes

Polish Holidays: Official and Traditional Celebrations

Polish holidays run the gamut of national holidays to pagan and religious celebrations. Let’s take a look at Polish holidays – which ones Poles enjoy as days off and which ones are observed as important aspects of Polish culture. Then we’ll discuss how Poles celebrate their holidays. Contents What Are Poland’s Official Public Holidays? Which …

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Mountains and sea coast in Crotaia in the Balkan region

The Baltics and Balkans: What’s the Difference?

Many people confuse the Baltic region and the Balkans. However, the two areas of Europe are very different. Learn the difference between the Baltics and Balkans—as well as some similarities between the two. Please note that the history and background of each of the regions is very complex, with many different cultures, languages, and countries …

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Aerial view of Main Market Square in Old Town Krakow

10 Best Things to Do in Krakow: Guide to Sights and Activities

Are you looking for things to do in Krakow? Krakow, as Poland’s most popular city, has sights and activities for every taste, age, interest, or itinerary. Whether you’re into art and history, down for tasting food and drink, want to explore Jewish Krakow, or are there for Polish cultural events, you’re bound to make memories …

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Castle Square in Warsaw at night with Royal Castle

11 Best Things to Do in Warsaw: Guide to Sights and Activities    

Are you looking for things to do in Warsaw? Though you can spend much of your time sightseeing, you’ll find more things to do in Warsaw than only looking at attractions. In fact, in Warsaw, it’s easy to find hands-on activities, unique experiences, and educational opportunities that you can fill your Warsaw itinerary with no …

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Aerial view of Christmas tree and Hungarian Parliament

Christmas in Hungary: A Month of Traditions

Are you interested in spending Christmas in Hungary? Or perhaps you’d like to learn more about Hungarian Christmas traditions. Christmas in Hungary is a culturally rich, exciting time of year. Whether you’re traveling to Hungary or celebrating Hungarian Christmas traditions at home, you’ll be sure to discover aspects of this holiday that you would like …

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Manor house in front of a fountain pool

10 Best Things to Do in Plunge, Lithuania

Plungė, Lithuania, is an off-the-beaten-path destination that every visitor should make a point of visiting. It’s beautiful, full of Lithuanian culture, but best of all, it has plenty of things to do! Things to do in Plunge will enhance your understanding of Lithuania in general and the Zemaitija (Samogitia) region in particular. You’ll be able …

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Carp in Santa hat for Christmas in the Czech Republic

Christmas in the Czech Republic: A Month of Traditions

Are you thinking of celebrating Christmas in the Czech Republic? Or maybe you have Czech heritage and would like to incorporate the country’s customs into your own holiday celebrations? Whatever the case, Christmas in Czechia is a culturally rich time of year with plenty of traditions that can be enjoyed whether you’re visiting Prague or …

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