Most travelers familiar with Eastern Europe are aware that the farther east you head in any of those countries, the more 'Russified' the place becomes.  This doesn't necessarily stand true for...

(I will preface this by saying that if you’re offended that I am spelling Kyiv as “Kiev”, please pretend it is spelled the way you prefer throughout; I am spelling...

I don't usually research a destination before I go. It's probably negligent of me and something I should change, but many of my biggest travel surprises have come as a result of...