August 2017 Featured Destination
One of Europe's oldest nations and once an ancient kingdom defended by its endless hilltops, Portugal does an excellent job of preserving its traditional culture while implementing a modern touch. While the country is well-known for its tasteful wine and beautiful beaches, Portugal also boasts genuinely friendly locals, tremendous seafood, popular clubs, and exotic architecture.
There are few better ways to immerse yourself in the city of Lisbon than to send them shopping throughout. Combine the fact that the city has terrific homemade goods, reasonable prices, and mild temperatures, and it's no surprise travelers flock to its countless storefronts. The city's main boulevard, the Avenida da Liberdade is home to countless international brand, fine restaurants, and bars. While exploring the city's shops, travelers gaze at the beautiful classical architecture that lines the street. Often compared to Baixa, Bairro Alto houses a breadth of shops and a thriving nightlife --- a variety of bars, clubs, and live music venues. With multiple sightseeing options available around the area, Bairro Alto sets itself apart.
Tallinn, Estonia July 2017's Featured Destination
Estonia is a historic gem offering you the chance to see a tiny, dynamic, yet modern land on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Rigid beaches line the extensive coast with dark blue waves. Tallinn, the capitol of Estonia was first mentioned in historical records dating back to 1154, when Arab cartographer Al-Idrisi marked it on his own world map. This Medieval Old Town is still in magnificent condition, the city towers and walls are almost completely intact, and it rates as one of the Best Preserved Medieval Old Towns in Europe. Experience an ex-Soviet occupied country now modern and thriving as part of the European Union. Tallinn is a metropolis, bustling and gleaming with over 430,000 residents. Even among the tall, modern buildings and corporate HQ's, Tallinn retains a special charm that's hard to find anywhere else. In this visually spectacular city, you will find a mix of architectures. The rustic castle style walls, colorful wooden bourgeois houses, and strict Soviet concrete apartment blocks give you a wonderful taste of diversity. We are sure you will fall in love with Tallinn.