Hike the Tatras

Should You Visit the Tatras from Poland or Slovakia?

Julie Poland, Slovakia 2 Comments

The High Tatras are a mountain range that span the border between Poland and Slovakia. This region attracts hikers in the summer and skiers in the winter and is rapidly increasing in popularity. You can visit the High Tatras from Poland or Slovakia. Which one you choose depends on your traveling style and how much time you have to spend …

High Tatras Hiking Guide

Hiking the High Tatras of Slovakia: How to Plan Your Visit

Julie Slovakia 10 Comments

The High Tatras of Slovakia are an outdoor paradise. Jagged mountains, emerald green lakes, rugged hiking trails, and cable cars all come together to form the perfect adventure destination. Go on short, easy walks around alpine lakes, ride a cable car to one of the highest peaks in Slovakia, and hike to Rysy, the tallest mountain in Poland. Come explore …

Slovak Paradise

Our Experience in Slovak Paradise National Park

Julie Slovakia 18 Comments

While researching what to do in the Slovakian Tatras, I stumbled across this cool little spot called Slovak Paradise. Located in Slovensky Raj National Park, this is a very unique outdoor obstacle course. With long, wooden ladders and metal catwalks attached to vertical cliffs, you can spend days hiking and climbing through gorges and up waterfalls. It looked like the …

Hike Zakopane

How to Hike Koscielec in the Polish Tatras from Zakopane

Julie Poland 7 Comments

Zakopane is Poland’s gateway city for exploring the mountain range known as the Tatras. From Zakopane, you can take your pick from quick, easy hikes to longer all day affairs that have you climbing among the tallest mountain peaks. We hiked to the summit of Koscielec, one of many options if you are looking for a full day hiking trip …

Bratislava Slovakia

Top 10 Things to do in Bratislava, Slovakia

Julie Slovakia 2 Comments

Bratislava, with its compact old town, charming city streets, and outdoor café culture, is a wonderful place to visit. This city may not be as popular as other central European cities such as Vienna or Prague, but don’t let that fool you. Bratislava is underrated as a European destination, as we just learned. If you are visiting Europe during the …

Chata pri Zelenom Plese

Hiking to Vel’ká Svišt’ovka and Zelene Pleso in the High Tatras of Slovakia

Julie Slovakia 9 Comments

For stunning mountain views and a visit to several vividly green alpine lakes, the hike to the summit of Vel’ká Svišt’ovka is a good one to add to your Tatras hiking list. A cable car whops off the first major ascent, so this hike is easier than many of the hikes in the Tatras. Even so, this hike is not …