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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Traveling with children: 7 proven tips
Traveling with children is a little scary - it doesn't matter if you are traveling for the first time or for the tenth. Every time there is excitement and fear…

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How to overcome your fear - practical tips
Look at the tiger in the cage. Do you think he lives well? They feed him, take care of him, treat him, protect ... But we sympathize with the tiger,…

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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

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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Global warming: places to visit
Vacation of your dream, such as diving on the Great Barrier Reef, skiing in the Swiss Alps - can forever remain only a dream if you do not hurry, writes…

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How to save on airfare
To begin with, I’ll clarify that these recommendations are suitable for everyone who wants to buy a cheap plane ticket. It does not matter where and for what purpose you…

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How to fly in comfort: useful life hacks
For many people, air travel brings a lot of inconvenience. But there are some tips that you should take note for a comfortable and tireless flight. On my own, I…

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