On the Shores of Lake Baikal
Feb23

On the Shores of Lake Baikal

I was sitting cross-legged on a pebble beach. My roll mat and sleeping bag were already laid out next to me, in anticipation of the night ahead sleeping under the stars. It was perhaps on the cold side to attempt a bivouac, but the flickering campfire and large pile of branches beside me would ensure I stayed warm, or at the least, survived, the night. That same fire, that I had cooked my dinner on just half an hour before, now sent...

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Beyond the Expected: Russia, The Baltics & Warsaw
Jul04

Beyond the Expected: Russia, The Baltics & Warsaw

Brendan Vacations provides travelers with an experience of Europe that goes above and beyond, delivering a delightfully “beyond the expected” journey.  In the final installment of Brendan’s  four-part series, “Beyond the Expected: New Discoveries with Gems of Northeastern Europe,”  Brendan’s fascinating  and i nformative Guided Vacation “The Best of Russia, the Baltics & Warsaw”  is the  featured gem. According to Nico Zenner,...

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Spend the New Year in St. Petersburg
Jul22

Spend the New Year in St. Petersburg

SEATTLE, WA. July 20, 2011 – St. Petersburg invites guests through MIR Corporation to meet the New Year Dr. Zhivago-style by waltzing at the Czar’s Ball in Catherine’s Palace or dining in a private Russian home after days full of sleigh rides and, of course, strolling through the Hermitage Museum.  Travel via express train to Moscow and experience this capital before touring the Golden Ring towns of Vladimir and Suzdal. The Russian...

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Moscow: Magical Mystery Tour

For a moment I am lost in a dream. Sitting at a hand painted eighteenth century table, in a gilded Damask chair that might as well be a throne, I accept a glass of champagne from a man wearing a brocaded, gold buttoned vest, buckled shoes, and velvet knickers. Venetian mirrors reflect two white wigged chamber musicians in elaborate party dresses. Their efforts at their instruments, a harpsichord and golden harp, turn the air dense...

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Vote for the New 7 Wonders

In what could be the largest vote ever, the world will soon choose the New Seven Wonders of the World to stand alongside the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World. In January, the New7Wonders committee, chaired by Dr. Federico Mayor, selected 21 finalists out of the 77 nominated sites. You can have a say in the selection of the final seven by casting your vote. From anywhere in the world, call +423 663 90 02 99 and use the code numbers...

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