Why It Took Me Less Than 48 Hours to Fall in Love with Stockholm

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…in which I argue that cafes are the meaning of life.

The South Caucasus: Europe’s Forgotten Frontier

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The South Caucasus is Europe’s Eastern frontier. From the rugged, wild Caucasus Mountains on the border with the volatile Russian states of Chechnya and Dagestan, down to the flaming mountainsides on the shores of the Caspian Sea, traveling the South Caucasus is an adventure. Jennifer Walker gives you a lowdown on traveling Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

10 Reasons to Visit Iceland Now

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Iceland may seem like just a dot on the map in the middle of the North Atlantic, but this remote island country packs a big punch, in the way of abundant natural wonders, delicious food, and delightful locals. Katie Hammel explains why now is the perfect time to visit Iceland.

Five Island Treasures of Finland’s Baltic Coast

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California-sized Finland is home to nearly 180,000 islands. These five examples along the Baltic coast, all in close reach of one another and within the National Park, are a great place to start understanding just how special this place can be.

9 of the Most Scenic Drives in Europe

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Many visitors hesitate to drive when traveling to unfamiliar parts of Europe, and that’s probably for the best. But those who do are often treated to stunning views that they’ll never forget.

Ten Lesser-Known Places to Visit in Italy

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If you’ve been to Florence, Rome, and Venice (or if you just prefer to stay away from the other tourists), Italy resident Alexandra Korey suggests ten off-the-beaten track choices for your Italy vacation that are sure to satisfy both your mind and your stomach.

8 Ways to Enjoy the Best of Eastern Europe in Budapest

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Are you looking for a more authentic-feeling alternative to Prague’s overpriced restaurants and accommodation and its theme park feel? Here are eight reasons why you should skip out on the Czech Capital and visit Budapest now.

7 Surprising Things You Can Do in Southern Russia

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Is cold and snowy Russia just a myth? In the south does it really get warm enough to grow wine ? Is borsch red or green? Find the answers in Irina Sazonova’s list of seven (surprising) things you can do in Southern Russia.

Five Unique Ukrainian Holiday Traditions You’ll Love

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From kicking your boots off to find out about your love life to celebrating New Year’s twice, Oksana Arkhypchuk explores unusual holiday traditions that can still be witnessed in rural villages around Ukraine.

The Amazing Coastal Towns of Croatia

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Mattie Bamman recommends his favorite towns, pebble beaches, crashing waterfalls, and spicy foods along Croatia’s coast.