Where Not to Travel in Summer — And Where to Go Instead

As the list grows of places that have become no-go zones due to tourists, we've come up with alternative destinations to visit in summer.

Remarkable Castle Ruins Outside of Bratislava

One of the best countries in the world for castle lovers to visit is Slovakia.

Footsteps Itinerary: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest

Follow in Andrew Harper's footsteps on his recent trip through Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

Memorable Small Museums of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest

Like the Belvedere, this more sober baroque palace stands amid delightful gardens just outside Vienna's Ring. We booked one of the once-monthly public tours of the Gartenpalais, home to a private art and decorative object collection rivaling the Frick in New York.

August 2014 Hideaway Report Videos

Videos from my trips to Europe and the Atlantic coast.

Enchanting Capitals of the Danube, Part 2: Bratislava

When I planned this itinerary, I would never have guessed that it would be a relief to leave the Palais Coburg and head southeast to Bratislava. Just an hour from Vienna, the Slovakian capital languished for decades behind the Iron Curtain, and communist planners did not treat the city kindly.

New Restaurant Discoveries of Mitteleuropa

The culinary scene in central Europe has come of age, and dining in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest is a delight. We had no trouble finding soulful, traditional fare as well as sophisticated fine dining.

Bratislava, Slovakia Video

A video from my recent trip to Bratislava, Slovakia as reviewed in the August 2014 issue of the Hideaway Report.