Nirvana in Narva: Where Castles Clash

Exploring Russia and The Baltics When you travel the nerd way, you discover little gems filled with history and gorgeous views and experiences you’ll remember forever, even though you didn’t check off any boxes. Like these two little villages in rural Russia. I had read about Narva, Estonia in one of my all-time favorite books,…

Hiking Hoverla, Ukraine’s Highest Mountain

Hiking Hoverla, Ukraine’s Highest Mountain We hiked this beautiful mountain as part of our 10-day adventure in Ukraine. You can read about the entire trip, including our adventures in Chernobyl and Transnistria, here. 60% of Ukrainians live below the poverty line. So why don’t you see any homeless people or people begging for money? I…

Better than Prague: Go to Český Krumlov

Visiting A Fairy Tale Village in the Czech Republic This past winter as I was looking at a map, I happened upon a small medieval village from the 1200’s south of Prague on the way to Vienna. It’s called Cesky Krumlov. As it turns out, it’s a little fairy tale city. Surrounded by a river…

Ever Been In A Turkish Prison? (Coming Soon!)

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Bears & Beers in Transylvania (Coming Soon!)

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Sarajevo: Where Snipers Killed Civilians (Coming Soon)

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