January 2017

30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Russia

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I want to inspire you to follow in my footsteps, whatever reservations are standing in the way of your trip to Russia.

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Russia and Rubicons

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“Triumphant” is a good word to sum up my impression of Russia.

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Here’s Why I Missed the Best Spot on Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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I ended up missing the most famous Snæfellsnes sight—on a night that the best aurora of my entire Iceland trip, no less. Here’s how you can avoid making the same mistake.

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Three Days in Matsumoto

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Three days in Matsumoto is a great respite, even if you think you don’t need one.

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Three Days in Kathmandu

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Kathmandu is an enjoyable city and a great introduction to Nepal, even if you can’t manage to find a motorcycle-riding bad boy to help you navigate the terrible traffic.

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The Long Journey to the Eastern Tip of Cuba

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Objectively, Baracoa is absolutely worth the time and trouble it takes to get there, with alluring culture, mouthwatering cuisine and stunning beach scenery. Practically, however, visiting can be a challenge.

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How to Walk Japan’s Nakasendo Way

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When I tell Japanese people that I’ve walked a part of the Nakasendo Way, they can’t believe I even know what it is—many of them don’t.

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The Most Beautiful Balloon Flight in the World—Or Not

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Riding a balloon over the 2,000 temples of Bagan, Myanmar has been on my bucket list since 2010, when my maiden voyage to the then-pariah country ended in near-death food poisoning.

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