Entries by Susan Barnes

Gdańsk for the Whole Family

With a history dating back 1,000 years, Gdańsk is one of Poland’s oldest cities and, together with nearby Gdynia and Sopot, forms a Trójmiasto (Tricity), a large metropolitan area. But let’s take a look at Gdańsk — its history, as well as all there is to see and do. It is Gdańsk that holds an […]

Bring the Family to Warsaw

Though 84 percent of Warsaw was leveled to the ground during World War II, the capital city’s 1.7 million residents rebuilt their home with their hard-working tradition and sense of humor. And though the city has had its share of hardships, Warsaw is filled with experiences the entire family will enjoy. Back in the 1600s, […]

5 Cities to Visit In Poland

In a country slightly smaller than New Mexico, Poland has an impressive number of destinations to visit, including cities and all that is found within. Officially, there are a total of 887 towns found within the country, the largest of which is Warsaw with its 1.7 million inhabitants, while the smallest town has a population […]

Planning a Multigenerational Trip to Poland

With its rising popularity, you and your family may soon find yourselves planning a trip to Poland. Enticing food, UNESCO World Heritage sites, fascinating architecture, outdoor activities, a wealth of culture and a long history means there are plenty of things to taste, see and do during a multigenerational visit. Jeść! (Eat!) When it’s time […]

Hsinchu for the Family

When you arrive in Hsinchu, the oldest city in northern Taiwan, it likely will not take long to realize why it is called “The City of Happiness and Wisdom.” Hsinchu was originally named Chuchien, which means seashore in Taokas; the Taokas were of the tribes of Taiwanese plain aborigines. The reference to seashore is apt […]