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Caitlin Dwyer

Caitlin Dwyer is a writer from Portland, Oregon.

Her journalistic writing pursues subjects in depth, resulting in complex, comprehensive features that explore the nuances of a particular issue. Based on careful observation, interviews, immersion and scholarly research, Caitlin’s articles build characters and tell amazing human stories.

Where to Stay in St Petersburg-Editor’s Picks

Wondering where to stay in St. Petersburg, Russia? Elegant St. Petersburg has many luxury hotels, but finding good mid-range and budget hotels is sometimes a challenge. We have scoped out these hotels for every budget in St. Petersburg. Luxury hotels in St. Petersburg Grand Hotel Europe 5-star Uber-expensive and grand indeed, the Grand Hotel Europe …

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Where to Stay in Moscow – Editor’s Picks

The links to hotels in this article are clickable and will link you to our hotel price comparison engine, allowing you to view maps, ratings, and find the very lowest prices available anywhere! Whether it’s the Kremlin’s imposing towers or a heaping plate of fresh blini, there are plenty of reasons to visit Moscow.  However, …

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Tracing Vienna’s Musical Heritage

  Every city has its own personality: New York – the stiletto socialite, flitting easily between groups; Berlin – the punk clutching her beer and talking philosophy; Florence – the museum board member with a big hat and a glass of good Chianti. Hand in hand with these characters come the strengths that define them: Berlin has dance …

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Exploring the Churches of St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is like an old photograph: mysterious, alluring, strangely nostalgic. Its palaces, with their shuttered windows and paint peeling in pastel strips, invite fantasies of more elegant times. Flat-bottomed boats swoop through the canals, ducking past the remnants of Russia’s imperial past. While it has transformed into a bustling, modern city, St. Petersburg retains its historical allure. …

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Idle Time in the Šibenik Riviera, Croatia

If Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian islands are Croatia’s debutantes, then the Šibenik Riviera is an elegant elder cousin.  With a bit more reserve and a bit less bling, the region still shows its Croatian genes: sunshine and ocean, seafood and an enduring local culture. The shore is lined with quiet towns where vacationing Croatian families …

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Adventures in the Fairy Tale Town of Bled, Slovenia

It looks like a fairy tale. Out of the lake rises a stone staircase. Step delicately over the edge of your rowboat, and mount the stairs. The little island at which you’ve docked barely has enough space for a few trees and your destination: the medieval Church of the Assumption. The solemn peal of a bell and thin iron …

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