Unlikely Escapes

Beyond borders: a journey through the disputed republics of Transcaucasia

Beyond borders: a journey through the disputed republics of Transcaucasia

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

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

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

See Ludmila Lepeshinskaya's breaktaking photos of Kamchatka

See Ludmila Lepeshinskaya’s breaktaking photos of Kamchatka

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

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

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

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

Albania opens ghost military island to tourists

Albania opens ghost military island to tourists

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