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The port of Sochi, Russia, as seen from the top deck of the ferry at sunset.

Sochi, Russia: Beaches, Bikinis, and…the Winter Olympics?

In less than a year, the 2014 Winter Olympics will put the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Russia, on the map. Despite being one of the most popular tourist destinations for Russians, Sochi barely registers on the international...
by Jim Cheney
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A mural inside Komsomolskaya Station showing the hard work of the proletariat.

The Most Beautiful Subway System in the World: Moscow, Russia

Having grown up in America at the tail end of the Cold War, I always assumed that Moscow was a dark and dirty city. But, when I visited Moscow last August, I was really blown away with the beauty of the city’s architectur...
by Jim Cheney
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The Colosseum in Rome, Italy is one of the world's most impressive buildings.

5 Must-Visit Ancient Sites in Rome, Italy – #CityLove

Of all the cities I’ve visited in the world, Rome, Italy, stands out as one of my favorites. It’s the type of city that I’m sure I could visit again and again without ever feeling like I was tired of the city ...
by Jim Cheney
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Staring up at St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia.

5 Free Things to do in Moscow, Russia

Unlike many cities in Eastern Europe, Moscow can be a very expensive city to visit. What makes it even worse for travelers on a budget is that while some expensive cities are full of free things to do (like Tokyo, Japan, or Was...
by Jim Cheney
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My Amsterdam Bucket List – #CityLove

I’ve been thinking a lot of about how much I love traveling in Europe recently. Aside from a quick visit to the European parts of Russia and Turkey in August 2012, I haven’t been to Europe since the summer of 2006. ...
by Jim Cheney
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A culinary tour of western Europe.

A Culinary Tour Through Western Europe [Guest Post]

Europe is home to 50 countries housing a variety of cultures, languages, people and most importantly, food. When visiting Spain, France, and the Netherlands, the food is incredibly diverse, especially for countries that are ver...
by a Guest Contributor
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