There’s much more to Turkey than Istanbul and Cappadocia. If you get off the well beaten tourist path, you’ll discover ancient ruins, hot springs, castles and some of the friendliest people you’re likely to meet in your travels.
While Georgia is becoming very popular as a summer destination owing to its hiking trails, it’s also a destination that shouldn’t be missed in the wintertime to experience excellent ski resorts, awe-inspiring mountains, and hearty food.
Cyprus may not be top of your bucket list of places to see in Europe – but this island nation offers up secluded beaches, gorgeous canyons and ancient ruins - and is definitely worth a look.
If you thought heading to Europe for winter sports would break your meagre backpacker budget – then you’re in for a surprise. Central and Eastern Europe boasts a handful of ski resorts offering cheap lift passes and lessons for the beginner skier or snowboarder.
Have you ever heard of Belarus? Nestled in northern Europe between Poland and Lithuania, Belarus is an ex-Soviet country that is growing from strength to strength. If you’re heading to Belarus – most likely you’ll end up in the capital of Minsk to enjoy a cultural, historical and foodie experience.