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The Allure: Georgia, tucked between Turkey and Russia, has been described as the Alps meet the Mediterranean, offering everything from winery tours to heli-skiing.

The Warning: As a result of the five-day war following Russia’s invasion in August 2008, numerous unexploded shells remain in the former war zone around Gori. U.S. citizens are advised against traveling to the separatist region of South Ossetia and to remain in close contact with the U.S. Embassy. Political demonstrations are potentially violent.

Go or No? If Russian-Georgian relations improve (or at least if Russian tanks aren’t gunning their engines at the border), a trip is definitely an option. To go, contact Georgica Travel, a Tbilisi-based tour operator.

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Georgia

The Allure: Georgia, tucked between Turkey and Russia, has been described as the Alps meet the Mediterranean, offering everything from winery tours to heli-skiing.

The Warning: As a result of the five-day war following Russia’s invasion in August 2008, numerous unexploded shells remain in the former war zone around Gori. U.S. citizens are advised against traveling to the separatist region of South Ossetia and to remain in close contact with the U.S. Embassy. Political demonstrations are potentially violent.

Go or No? If Russian-Georgian relations improve (or at least if Russian tanks aren’t gunning their engines at the border), a trip is definitely an option. To go, contact Georgica Travel, a Tbilisi-based tour operator.

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