Destination: Saint Petersburg, Russia– Part 2

During our time cruising the Baltic Sea, my family and I made a 48-hour stop in Saint Petersburg to get a taste of Russia, all the while visa-free. It was a whirlwind of a time busing all over the sprawling city from palace to palace, along with the occasional Orthodox church sprinkled in between. Saint … Continue reading Destination: Saint Petersburg, Russia– Part 2

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Destination: Saint Petersburg, Russia– Part 1

Considering the current news and politics, Russia requires no introduction. From its tumultuous history with the U.S. to its years of Soviet rule over much of Eastern Europe and central Asia, this massive country has continued to show its power through much of its foreign affairs, time and time again. Love it or hate it, … Continue reading Destination: Saint Petersburg, Russia– Part 1

Destination: Tallinn, Estonia

Small, but promising, the Estonian capital has in recent years been getting a lot of traction as both a prominent hub for startups and tourism. Especially after its long and arduous history being ruled by various powers like Sweden and Russia, Tallinn today is a growing city that still retains much of its historic charm, … Continue reading Destination: Tallinn, Estonia

Destination: Tbilisi & Mtskheta, Georgia

As one of the three countries wedged between the Caucasus mountains, Georgia is a small country that many travelers still don't know much about, let alone have heard of in the first place. It's not to be confused with the U.S. state of the same name, and it's definitely not to be associated as part … Continue reading Destination: Tbilisi & Mtskheta, Georgia

5 Types of Hostels (and which to stay at)

If you're young and/or a budget traveler, then you've probably have had experience staying in hostels while visiting a city or country. Inexpensive and convenient, this sort of accommodation is widely-used all over the world, all the while being safe (don't let the Hostel films scare you off!) and a great place to meet fellow travelers. My … Continue reading 5 Types of Hostels (and which to stay at)