Russia History Timeline: From Rurik the Warrior to the Tsars, the Soviets and the Present. It’s an amazing history

Russian Consulates


Car Rental

  • Tiger Car Rental offers very good car rental rates in Europe using major carriers like get a new car Budget and Avis. Pay in advance.
  • AutoEurope – They are easy to work with and they offer a best price guarantee. If you book early you’ll get a better price.
  • Argus Car hire – auto rentals will give ou good prices on car rental in most places around the world.


  • Rail Europe – offers rates and reservations throughout Europe
  • Russian Rails – Train Tickets
  • Russian Railways – a private site for purchasing train tickets in Russia
  • How to book Russian Trains
  • The Rail Dude – This is a small German company that does a great job in train travel throughout Europe
  • The Man in seat 61 – Mark Smith has traveled around the world by train and boat and keeps a really good and informative blog. If you’re into train travel, you’ve got to look at this site.

Apartment Rentals

  • VRBO is the motherlode of apartment rentals all over the world
  • Home Away is another good site (the parent company to VRBO)
  • Discover Holiday Homes – Italian Lakes, France, Greece, Cyprus, UK, USA and a few others
  • Way to Stay – Apartments in many European cities
  • AirBnb – rooms and apartments worldwide


Trip Insurance

Touring Information

Restaurants and Food

Mobile Hot Spot Internet Rentals

  • Cellhire International – phones, phone cards, sim rentals and mobile hotspot rentals
  • TEP Wireless rental – rates for one country or multiple countries for very good rates
  • Cellular Abroad – good rates for MiFi rentals for good rates per country. It’s been a bit difficult to have them configure the mobile hotspot for multiple countries
  • XCOM Global – mobile hotspots for around $15/day

On line Magazines and Travel sites