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passport visa 2Many countries charge entrance fees to foreign visitors – including the U.S..  When the U.S. decides to hike up prices for foreign tourists entering the country, many countries, in turn, do the same for American travelers who wish to visit them. And some of those prices can be incredibly high. Ranging from a meager $15 (Vietnam) to $275 (Nigeria) – visas can quickly eat into your travel budget.

The lesson? When you’re planning to travel to another country, always check whether you need a visa. If you’re uncertain, you can quickly search by country on VisaHQ. You can also see how much that visa costs. Streamlining the visa acquisition process, companies like VisaHQ even allow tourists to pay for their documents online and with a credit card, so you don’t have to speak with or visit a foreign embassy. Here’s a quick list of the top 20 most expensive tourist visas for American citizens: Read more

Flickr/Adam Jones, Ph.D.Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus suddenly have a new reason to be at the top of travelers’ bucket lists – especially those with an interest in Jewish historical sites. Earlier this month, it was announced that a new EU-funded project will create a virtual passage through 60 Jewish towns along the Poland-Ukraine and Poland-Belarus borders that existed before World War II. Dubbed the “Shtetl Route,” visitors will be able to make use of guidebooks, dedicated tour guides, and an interactive website starting in 2015. Until then, here are a few important Jewish historical sites worth checking out… Read more

Platinka Vodka Best in WorldAt the 2012 World’s Spirit Competition (held in San Francisco), Platinka took home the Best Vodka in the World title. Believe it or not, but this spirit actually doesn’t come from Russia. It’s nearby neighbor, Belarus, is where this award-winning vodka is distilled, packaged, and enjoyed. If you’re really aching for a sip of the world’s best vodka, it’s only imported into the states in Minnesota and Tennessee. Planning a trip to eastern Europe? Here are a few things to check out in Belarus (other than the booze): Read more

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