Valaam Island
“The pearl of the Russian North” and the Republic of Karelia has long been called the island of Valaam. With all the beatiness and banality of this metaphor, it nevertheless…

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Switzerland and Austria: hot vacations in winter and summer
Most Petersburgers, tired of our constant cold and rain, tend to spend their holidays "where it is warm": in Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia or Cyprus. There are many other, more expensive…

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The Gene of Adventurism: To Whom to Travel, and Who Should Be Hard to Rise
“A man, like a tree, he is from here and nowhere else,” wise Boris Grebenshchikov sang. “The people created an exact and figurative word, and gave it a well-meaning figurative…

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“Come here!” Conscious Tourism VS Overtourism

Traveling is my passion. I often speak and write about how useful it is to be a wanderer: to open unprecedented horizons, experience new sensations, touch the history of other lands and get acquainted with the culture of distant peoples. The more we learn, the more complete and meaningful life. However, one cannot fail to voice the other side: the consumer attitude to travel. Yes – tourism is useful for human development, but is it useful for those hot spots where millions of foreigners want to spend the weekend? How does it affect tourist-friendly cities and countries? Everything is not as clear as it seems at first glance.

The dark side of travel: overtourism and tourism phobia
“Tourists, go home!”, “Stop foreigners!”, “Tourists – you are terrorists!”, “We do not want tourists!”, “Tourism destroys our city!” … Such and similar inscriptions, graffiti, banners, posters and slogans during mass protests rallied in 2017-2019, Venice, Amsterdam, Barcelona, ​​Dubrovnik, Mallorca and Ibiza. Continue reading

The little heart of Tallinn
Travels are moments of life that you always want to extend. It doesn’t matter where you go: by plane, bus or even on foot. The main thing is an internal…

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Travel alone
The trend of traveling alone is gaining in popularity. It scares many people, one thought about it leads into a stupor, but at the same time many people go on…

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Switzerland and Austria: hot vacations in winter and summer
Most Petersburgers, tired of our constant cold and rain, tend to spend their holidays "where it is warm": in Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia or Cyprus. There are many other, more expensive…

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Hitchhiking: opportunities and risks
For those who truly love to travel, no defaults, strikes by railroad workers, or waiting at airports are scary. After all, you can travel much more romantic, bolder and cheaper…

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