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11 Reasons Siberia Isn't As Terrible As You Think

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel

"It's not like you're going to Siberia." ...but what if you were? Would that be a problem or something? We argue that it would not. It's isolated, ...

A World of Contrasts on the Trans Siberian Railroad

Don Mankin | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Don Mankin

The train helped me get a better idea of what is most interesting about this very large corner of the planet, how the various pieces fit together, and what it all might mean for the future.

This Gorgeous Lake Holds 1/5 of the Earth's Freshwater

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

In 2008, a Russian newspaper and TV channel held a massive competition to name the official "Seven Wonders of Russia." Topping the list was a place that few international tourists visit due to its remote location: the "Blue Eye of Siberia," the "Sacred Sea," sickle-shaped Lake Baikal.

8 Reasons to Explore Eastern Europe

Global Yodel | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

It's affordable, steeped in history and, in parts, both bizarre and incredibly beautiful. Plus, in some countries, beer is cheaper than water. Yes, really, it is. But for some reason, Eastern Europe doesn't often feature on many travellers' bucket lists.

UFO Hunters On A 2-Month Expedition Across Russia

Lee Speigel | Posted 08.07.2012 | Weird News

One group of UFO believers have packed their bags, tents, photo and video cameras and are on a cross-country trek in Russia, hoping to capture photogr...

Trans Siberian Railway Here I Come

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The train's first stop Moscow. This capital city was much brighter and stylish than I had remembered.

Are We There Yet? Iconic Road Trip Movies

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Long before Mapquest, Yahoo, and Google Maps offered instant gratification for drivers trying to figure out the best way to get from one place to anot...

Restraint and Hope: Lessons From Lake Baikal and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

David B. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David B. Williams

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Baikal have come to symbolize not only primal, sacred wilderness but also the struggle over values and who controls natural resources.

James Cameron To Celebrate His Birthday Underwater

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — James Cameron is going from outer space to under water. The writer and director of "Avatar" says he'll celebrate his 56t...