New Year's resolutions are often about healthy habits - but the right reason for trying to keep them makes all the difference, especially for our kids.
Slovak Christmas traditions are about wishes for good health, positive family relations, but also money.
Prepare your taste buds, we are going to have a bite of Slovak Christmas
Canadian hiker shares her tips for hikes in Slovakia, including some that you probably have not heard of yet.
Canadian food blogger living in Slovakia introduces traditional Slovak cuisine in a new light.
Canadian blogger takes you around Smolenice, a small town with a fairy-tale castle but also a lesser-known Iron Age settlement.
Small town races bring out the dedicated amateur as well the the weekend jogger and when they put their love of running to good, everybody benefits.
After the initial excitement of winning two games in the 2016 World Championships, the losses caused my friend to exclaim, “That’s it! I’m not watching hockey anymore! It’s embarrassing to lose so much!!”
Although I normally am the first to embrace and celebrate traditions, my first Easter in Slovakia was rather a shock.
The election left many people disappointed in some way or other and despairing for the future. It's time to stop waiting on other people and ask what you've done to make Slovakia a better place.
Around this time of year, people start debating whether resolutions made in the new year are valuable. Whatever your opinion, the change in the calendar is an opportunity (among many) to reflect on the last year and…
Taking in refugees from the Middle East certainly has legitmate concerns of security, financing, and integration. But fear mongering creates an atmosphere where rational discussion and problem solving are left…
Cemeteries are not usually considered places of beauty. But on November 1 and 2 in Slovakia, graveyards are beautiful - and full of the mystery of the nether world.
I tend to be rather skeptical of professional athletes, considering them overpaid and over valued. But here are some reasons that Sagan seems like a genuinely good guy.
When faced with the attitude towards refugees in Slovakia, one Canadian tries to understand where that attitude is coming from.
A MOM with young kids has bemoaned the lack of elevators in old apartment buildings in Slovakia, losing her sanity many a time on the long trek up to the third floor. But, she finds out, there is a positive result,…
Maternity wards in the Trnava and Bratislava regions were recently called out for violations of human rights. Were the claims exaggerated? A mother who gave birth both in Canada and Trnava compares.
After a regime like socialism ends, a country moves on, restructures, and tries to build a new identity. There are some issues, however, that are difficult to resolve, like the complicated problem of land use. What…
Alcohol plays a significant role in the culture of Slovakia, from wine sampling in private cellars to knocking back shots on the morning after a wedding. Some of the local drinking customs, however, could leave you…