Bonita earned her PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale University in 2009. She was a lecturer at Charles University in Prague and an assistant professor at Masaryk University in Brno (the Czech Republic’s second city) for a decade before leaving university teaching to run her growing company. A native of New York City, Bonita moved to Prague in 2003. Her delight in her remarkable adopted city led her to become a dedicated student of Prague’s cultural and political history.
Born in St. Petersburg, Vadim immigrated to the USA at 13. He did graduate work in Slavic Studies at the University of Chicago, then spent a decade traveling through the United States as an interpreter for the US State Department. An art critic and photographer, Vadim’s articles and photos have appeared in international journals. Vadim and Bonita are editors of a book of essays on Serbian filmmaker Dušan Makavejev, published by Charles University in 2018. They are also parents of a young Pražačka, Lucy, born in Prague in 2008.
After years of giving tours of Prague and neighboring capitals to friends and family, Bonita and Vadim founded Insight Cities to offer in-depth experiences to a wider group of travelers.