About Us

Emily’s Guide to Krakow is a blog run by Emily Meadows.  Her goal is to give you an insider’s guide to navigating Krakow, the cultural heart of Poland. From cultural tips, to print-outs, and checklists, to food recommendations, she’s got everything you need to enjoy Krakow to the fullest. If you are looking to build an itinerary, a top-10 list, or just have questions, send an email to emilysguidetokrakow@gmail.com and she will help you with anything you need!

Emily started running an Airbnb in January 2015, which gave her daily perspective on what people’s needs were when visiting the city of Krakow. This led her to write a guidebook for her steady flow of guests that they could take with them all through the city. This guidebook turned into the blog you are now on, which originally aimed to provide her guests with more information and photographs, but is now taking on a whole new life for you!




Hi I’m Emily! I was born in Ocean City, MD and worked in the tourist-industry there for 15 years, starting when I was just 14 at a little beachside restaurant. With my seasonal schedule, I was able to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Salisbury University in English Literature and then go on to pursue further certification in Graphic Design. An opportunity to WWOOF in Italy came up during this second degree program and I never looked back. For three months I soaked in the Tuscan sun while harvesting grapes and olives on organic farms and immersed myself in the culture of farm-life. I went back to the beach in Maryland to work for the summer and fell in love. My now-husband is Polish, I visited him in Poland for a month while we were dating and fell in love with the city of Krakow.  After one more trip back to the beach to work, I arrived back in Poland and stayed for almost 2 years! I’m now back stateside, but left many friends and family back in Krakow, so frequently return for visits.

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