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.

8 Spectacular Locations in Romania Worth Discovering Up Close

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Lavinia Patrusco shares eight places in Romania to add to your itinerary–think dramatic natural scenery, picturesque villages, and historic ruins to rival any elsewhere in Europe–all of them well worth carving out a few days on your trip.

Why You Should Ignore Everything You’ve Heard and Go to Belarus

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Belarus may be one of the least visited of the former Soviet republics, but Katie Aune explains why you should ignore everything you’ve heard and add Belarus to your next Eastern European itinerary.

Six Places in Poland You’ve Never Heard Of

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Warsaw and Krakow tend to be Poland’s most popular tourist cities; however, Jenna Makowski offers insight into some of Poland’s lesser known but equally interesting destinations.