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Russia — Vodka! Caviar! The Kremlin! What a country! Colossal Russia has emerged from behind the Iron Curtain as a less monolithic, more nuanced destination fueled by a nouveau capitalist class (at least in Moscow and St. Petersburg). The Soviet and czarist eras may be history, but countless monuments and museums testify to their former glory.

Why Go

For the bustling energy and Soviet relics of Moscow and the glittering palaces and cathedrals of St. Petersburg.

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What's New in Russia

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You Say Grenada, I Say Granada: 8 Pairs of Cities that Sound Alike, but Are Totally Different

July 21, 2014 by Tommy Burson

Sounds impossible to buy a ticket to the wrong destination, right? You’d never mistake York, England for New York State. But would you notice an airline issuing ... Read More »

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8 (Slightly Odd) Spa Treatments for Stress Relief from Around the World

June 23, 2014 by Tommy Burson

Relaxation takes form in all shapes and sizes. To some, an afternoon coffee with a pastry eases away the tension better than a full-body massage. To others, ... Read More »

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5 Ways to Travel in the Not-So-Distant Future

June 02, 2014 by Tommy Burson

Thirty years ago, we wondered if today's world would have flying cars, hover boards, and a sports almanac that would change the sports-betting industry forever— ... Read More »

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American-Themed Diners Abroad

March 27, 2014

Tokyo: In American fashion, Baker Bounce serves up its burgers and fries with a drink rarely seen in Japan: root beer. Read More »

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The 20 Most Expensive Tourist Visas for Americans

March 24, 2014 by Tommy Burson

Many countries charge entrance fees to foreign visitors – including the U.S.. When the U.S. decides to hike up prices for foreign tourists entering the country, ... Read More »

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“The lowest rates for Mediterranean cruises can be found in the winter months, when temperatures hover in the 50s and ports are largely crowd-free.”

Karen Dion Freelance Editor

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