Estonia

Tips and Articles in Estonia

The Old World is exploring new frontiers as Europe’s PAN Parks, a highly regarded certification organization supported by the World Wildlife Fund, expands its reach. The latest addition is Estonia’s Soomaa National Park, where travelers can walk t...
Before I arrived in Estonia's capital, Tallinn, last summer, I had already spent several months in cities once concealed and distorted behind the iron curtain: Zagreb, Belgrade, Skopje, St. Petersburg. There was a kind of manic energy in those pla...
Is it difficult to manage an orchestra when many of its members don't live in your country? ANU It's something that could exist only in the jet age. We started the orchestra to develop a cultural exchange between Estonia and Finland. But over time...
It all started during a long consultation with a map. I was staring at the French Riviera, where we were thinking of spending a week. At some point my eye drifted upward until I hit a patch of blue, the Baltic Sea, and the filigreed curtain of Da...
Western Europe, pay attention: your neighbors to the east are in the middle of a design-hotel boom. PRAGUE Aria Hotel (9 Trziste, Mala Strana; 212/201-1155; www.ariahotel.net; doubles from $330) takes its operatic name seriously. Mosaic-tile floor...
United States Calistoga Ranch Don’t Miss An outdoor yoga class on a lakeside redwood deck. Napa Valley; 707/254-2800; www.calistogaranch.com; doubles from $725. The Regent South Beach Most Unusual View The bar at Table 8, with skylights looking ...
Driving into Tallinn from its tiny airport is like hurtling back through time. The outer ring of Estonia's capital is grim Soviet high-rises. The inner ring is 19th-century buildings of wood. The center is stone—one of the great medieval walled ci...