A Russian jewel on the Baltic Sea, St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great, but named after the Saint. There's plenty to fascinate visitors to this most cultured and European of Russian destinations, from the expansive Hermitage Museum to spectacular palaces and cathedrals.
The Port of Stavanger is a popular stop on the route to the Norwegian Fjords, and boasts a first-rate assortment of museums and cultural events. Old Stavanger has Europe’s best preserved wooden house settlement.
Puerto Rico is a colorful and invincible archipelago. This U.S. territory, irrevocably shaped by colonialism and dramatic weather events, is awash in culture, with much to be learned in its art galleries and its centuries-old citadels. Capital city San Juan is the largest city and tourism hub. Visitors should see Old San Juan, the inviting beaches, and Museo de Arte de Ponce, among the finest art museums in the Caribbean.
Known as "The City with Soul," Jackson is a popular hub for a variety of music genres, including jazz, gospel, and blues music. Highlights include the Jackson Zoo, the Mississippi Museum of Art, and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Hong Kong offers the best of both worlds, a thriving exciting city filled with culinary delights with mountains and sprawling parks for when you need an escape into nature. As you wander the Street Market to score bargains on local goods, make sure to indulge in a bowl of wanton noodles or freshly steamed dim sum.