How to Get a Visa and Travel to the Republic of Abkhazia

Sukhumi, Abkhazia parliament building

The Inguri border (Abkhazia-Georgia) is OPEN as of December 11, 2019. This post is a guideline for getting a visa to Abkhazia in the Caucasus from the Inguri border with Georgia.  It also contains some specific travel information for border crossings, transportation to Sukhumi, and travel tips for Abkhazia.  It was originally published in April […]

Azerbaijan Travel: 5 Reasons You Should Visit Azerbaijan

Nestled right in the middle of Turkey, Russia, and Iran, Azerbaijan is a cultural blend of both East and West. Known as the land of fire, the country gives you a flavor of both modernism and traditional at the same time. Azerbaijan is not exactly known for tourism and it is not the first destination […]

10 Off-the-Path Places in the Baltic Countries That You Must Visit

I have been a long time fan of the Baltic countries.  I have spent several months of my life traveling throughout the region, but like any traveler, I have my favorite spots and I always venture back to those familiar places.  Interestingly enough, many people venture to this area of Northern Europe to hit up […]

Käringsund, Åland Islands: An Unspoiled Fishing Harbor on Eckerö

KÄRINGSUND, ÅLAND ISLANDS: AN UNSPOILED FISHING HARBOR ON ECKERÖ

The Åland Islands have been on my list for several years and for no specific reason why except that they look peaceful and like the ideal refuge from city life.  There was also this uniqueness about them that left me fascinated and I would often take to Google to randomly research the islands and their history.  […]