At once natural and refined, folksy and cultured: the combination of mountain rusticity with old-world style captivates in Central Europe. Old-World Appeal Teutonic half-timbered villages, graffiti-decorated Renaissance squares, medieval walled towns…if you're looking for old-world appeal, you've come to the right place.
Dramatically diverse, Europe's flip side remains a through-the-looking-glass experience after the certainties of the West. Head to Eastern Europe for guaranteed adventure; it's surreal, exciting and endlessly surprising. Spectacular Scenery The variety of landscapes in Eastern Europe is simply mind-blowing.
Effortlessly chic cities balance remote forests, enchanting style gurus and wilderness hikers alike. Endless day, perpetual night. Rocking festivals, majestic aurora borealis. Scandinavia's menu is anything but bland. Seasons They have proper seasons up here. Long, cold winters with feet of snow carpeting the ground and the sun making only cameo appearances – if at all.
The world's largest country offers it all, from historic cities and idyllic countryside to artistic riches, epic train rides and vodka-fuelled nightlife. Arty & Adventurous Whether you're a culture vulture in search of inspiration from great artists and writers or an adventure addict looking for new horizons to conquer, Russia amply delivers.
Lapped by brilliant blue water and sprinkled with sun-bleached ruins, the Greek islands will fill your imagination with mythical tales, your belly with local flavours and your soul with true relaxation. Why I Love the Greek Islands By Korina Miller, Author I was marooned on Tilos – a speck of an island adrift in the Aegean.