When thinking of Poland, many people often just recall its tumultuous and sad past. But Poland is so much more. You’ll find beautiful historic architectural masterpieces throughout the country and plenty to do for outdoor enthusiast. The cities of Poland have everything from cozy cafes to to luxurious restaurants all serving excellent beers and fine wines.

The city of Krakow was selected as the ‘2019 Capital of Gastonomy Culture’. The city of Poznan is in the running for the ‘Best European Destination in 2019’. Then there’s Warsaw. If you love Christmas markets in Europe, Warsaw in wintertime should be on your list. It seems as if the entire city becomes festive with lights and decorations.

At anytime of year Poland is a great central European destination.

Wherever we go, we always have a beaten up guidebook, local phrasebook, and weatherproof map in our backpacks. And before Patagonia, essential reading of In Patagonia!