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Welcome to – Backstage!  I’ve never been a huge fan of live blogging or writing without optimizing everything for searchability purposes, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy doing it every so often.  Sometimes it takes me months to write about a destination for the sheer fact that I want the information to be as thorough and useful as possible and according to what you are searching.  However, sometimes I just want to write- unedited, unfiltered, and without research.  This is what my Backstage section is all about.  This will be a closer and more behind-the-scenes look and I will be writing while at a destination or whenever something comes to mind that I just need to get out!  I hope you enjoy and I look forward to giving my blog a more ‘personal’ touch!

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Backstage Map


JanuaryGermany (Hamburg), Finland (Åland Islands, Helsinki, Espoo, Ruka-Kuusamo)

FebruaryPortugal (Porto); Ukraine (Kyiv, Zaporizhia, Kryvyi Rih)

MarchGermany (Berlin), Lithuania (Vilnius, Kaunus, Klaipeda, Druskininkai, Elektrenai), Latvia (Riga, Daugavpils), Estonia (Tallinn, Sillamäe), Poland (Warsaw)

MayKazakhstan (Almaty, Western part of country), Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek)

JulyNorway (Svalbard, Oslo), Romania (Danube Delta and Constanta)

AugustFaroe Islands



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