Tag Archives: Russia

Top 10 International Photos Every Traveler Needs


Some photos are necessary — crucial, even. These are shots every traveler should strive to have in their album: photos in front of the most iconic sites in the world. If you visit these locations and fail to get a photo proving that you were there … well, you might as well retire your passport […]

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March 24, 2016 by | Comments Off on Top 10 International Photos Every Traveler Needs

Top 8 Places to See the Northern Lights

Northern Lights Easter 2006 in Norway by PJ Hansen (CC BY-SA 2.0)

While travelers flock to the world’s northernmost countries for a glimpse of the Northern Lights, seeing them is no exact science and there’s no guarantee. From the snow-enveloped wilderness of Siberia to the northernmost tip of Canada, here are some of the best places to see the Northern Lights. So wrap up warm, pick a […]

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January 25, 2016 by | 1 Comment

Best Countries for Tea Lovers

Tea time in Morocco

Tea may have just started gaining popularity in North America and Western Europe, but in the rest of the world it’s been a household staple for centuries. It doesn’t matter whether locals refer to it as “cha,” “tee,” “the,” “cay” or “tea,” whether the brew is black, green, white or red; local tea traditions are […]

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January 7, 2016 by | Comments Off on Best Countries for Tea Lovers

Europe’s Cheapest Cities This Year


You’ve heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it’s been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you visit to make the most of the strong dollar?

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March 25, 2015 by | Comments Off on Europe’s Cheapest Cities This Year

10 Cool Things to Do in Sochi, Russia (Besides the Olympics)

Sochi's Boardwalk

Whether you’re headed to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, or it’s just come to your attention as a travel destination, here are 10 cool things to do in Sochi besides the Olympics.

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January 27, 2014 by | Comments Off on 10 Cool Things to Do in Sochi, Russia (Besides the Olympics)

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling For in 2014

Monument to the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. Image courtesy of Do Not Lick on Flickr.

Fed up with lazing on the beach or vacationing on the piste? Start planning your next trip right here as 2014 is panning out as a bumper year for travelers chasing a little more substance for their buck. There are major-league sporting events to attend all over the world and a cluster of poignant war […]

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January 22, 2014 by | Comments Off on 14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling For in 2014

The Bronze Horseman – St. Petersburg’s Most Symbolic Monument

Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman monument is considered to be one of the chief symbols of St. Petersburg. The monument captures the attention and imagination of famous Russian writers and artists as well as locals and people from around the world.

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December 21, 2012 by | 1 Comment

6 Authentic Russian Dishes to Try in St. Petersburg


During a recent tour of St. Petersburg, Russia’s second most populated city, I had a chance to sample many authentic Russian dishes. Here are six ‘must try’ delights along with a recommendation on where to find them.

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November 8, 2012 by | Comments Off on 6 Authentic Russian Dishes to Try in St. Petersburg

[PHOTOS] Moscow Metro: The People’s Ballroom


In a city as rich in monuments and history as Moscow, you may be surprised to find you have to head underground for what is arguably the best attraction of all. The metropolitan public transport system of the Russian capital is one of the busiest in the world, carrying nine million weary commuters between home […]

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October 30, 2012 by | Comments Off on [PHOTOS] Moscow Metro: The People’s Ballroom

Asia’s Greatest Train Journeys


Trains often service areas farther away from airports and in many cases, particularly in Asia, offer a much cheaper transit option than flying. And best of all, you get to see the landscape passing by at ground level. Here are a few of the best rail journeys in Asia.

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August 8, 2012 by | 5 Comments