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Baltic States

Baltic States

The Baltic States – comprised of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – offer a diverse range of attractions for visitors. Distinct, yet united in a common history, all three nations are rich in culture, architecture and natural splendor. To give just a glimpse of all the things to see and do in the Baltic States, we’ve compiled a sample travel itinerary...

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Belarus

Belarus

One of Europe’s least visited countries, Belarus offers a travel experience distinctive from typical European tourist destinations. A vestige of the old Soviet Union, Belarus still holds on to many of the conventions of an era gone by. And this is the strange appeal for many visitors. Its a trade-off of commercialism and certain conveniences of the West, for a...

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Carpathian Mountains Ukraine

Carpathian Mountains Ukraine

Occupying the far southwestern corner of the country, the Carpathian Mountains are the “Green Pearl” of Ukraine. The region’s forested mountainsides and winding rivers offer a playground for nature lovers and adrenaline junkies alike. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy trekking, rafting and hiking in the summer, skiing and snowboarding in the winter. And for those...

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Caucasus

Caucasus

Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the Caucasus region of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan offers a unique confluence of language, religion, food, culture and geography. And despite the contrasts, all neighbors of the region – no matter their language or religion – share traditional values, strong family networks and a reputation for being generous,...

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Central Asia

Central Asia

Explore the ancient Silk Road and Central Asia’s five ‘Stans – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Like ancient explorers and conquerors of the past – from Alexander the Great to Genghis Khan – Central Asia is sure to allure you with its warm hospitality, beautiful and remote wilderness, as well as its riches in history...

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Ecotourism

Ecotourism

Some of the most remote, untouched ecosystems in the world can be found in Russia and nations of the former Soviet Union. And you don’t even have to travel to far-off nature reserves in the Taiga, Eurasian Steppes, or Russian Far East to get away and enjoy peace and solitude. Sparsely inhabited, eco friendly retreats lie right in Europe’s backyard – in...

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