Unlikely Escapes

Albania opens ghost military island to tourists

Albania opens ghost military island to tourists

Between the woods and the water: experience the sultry summer heat of Latvia's Baltic coast

Between the woods and the water: experience the sultry summer heat of Latvia’s Baltic coast

Go forth and multiply: notes from an accidental fertility tour of Central Asia

Go forth and multiply: notes from an accidental fertility tour of Central Asia

Island getaways: ten New East paradises you'll want to escape to right now

Island getaways: ten New East paradises you’ll want to escape to right now

Letter from Lagodekhi: discover a Georgian wilderness that's like Lord of the Rings with AK-47s

Letter from Lagodekhi: discover a Georgian wilderness that’s like Lord of the Rings with AK-47s

Return to Lake Balaton: revisiting communist Hungary’s favourite summer holiday resort

Return to Lake Balaton: revisiting communist Hungary’s favourite summer holiday resort

Rich seam: in search of amber, Kaliningrad's famous yellow stone

Rich seam: in search of amber, Kaliningrad’s famous yellow stone

Salt of the earth: how a remote lake in southern Russia became a people’s paradise

Salt of the earth: how a remote lake in southern Russia became a people’s paradise

See Ludmila Lepeshinskaya's breaktaking photos of Kamchatka

See Ludmila Lepeshinskaya’s breaktaking photos of Kamchatka

Taking the waters: how to kick back at a Soviet-era health spa in Tajikistan

Taking the waters: how to kick back at a Soviet-era health spa in Tajikistan