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Imperial St. Petersburg: A Perfect 3 Days

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

You might prefer to just step off the ship and walk down the main shopping street of the Nevsky Prospect and window shop, as many have done before you at the turn of the century, as the Gilded or Imperial Age was falling apart around them.

What's New in Russia? St. Petersburg 2014

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I had the privilege of visiting Russia three times in 2014. Yes, in the midst of the Ukraine crisis, I was exploring Moscow and St. Petersburg as a tourist.

My Mother Left Russia With Rags on Her Feet - Part Two

Sandra Sallin | Posted 05.18.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Sallin

On one hand, I vividly remembered my mother's sad stories. On the other hand, I was looking forward to enjoying the art and majesty of Imperial Russia. This was a personal conflict that I would experience during my entire visit.

The Prettiest Holiday Instagram Spot

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.12.2013 | Travel

Some places just look prettier on Instagram than in regular photos. We'll have to hand it to St. Petersburg, Russia-- the city is already pretty c...

World's Prettiest Castles

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.06.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Gone are the days of kings and queens ruling the populace from on high (in most of the world, anyway). But while many monarchs have fallen, their pala...