1. Pula, Croatia - This city is a top 10 pick and one of the pearls in the Adriatic Sea simply because of Pula's stunning Roman remains such as the Roman Amphitheater overlooking Pula's lovely harbour. Apart from Roman remains, Pula offers a wealth of things to do outdoors such as taking diving trips off the coast of the Brijuni Islands to explore old ship wrecks, and exotic wildlife.2. Trabzon, Turkey - If you've been to touristy destinations in Turkey such as Istanbul, Izmir or Kusadasi and are looking for a destination in Turkey with a difference, you'd love Trabzon's distinctive flavour and cultural diversity. Trabzon is one of the most diverse cities in Turkey and a melting pot of Turkish, Russian and Georgian influences. The main attractions are the shopping district and the Aya Sofia Museum which is a smaller version of the one found in Istanbul.3. Constanta, Romania - This city is one of the top Eastern European cities to visit and a popular beach destination along the Black Sea coast. Besides the stunning beaches you find cultural attractions such as the Natural Science Museum Complex where you'll find a planetarium, a wildlife reserve and an aquarium.4. Tirana, Albania - Albania is one of the most underrated destinations in Europe by many travellers but if you're looking for an affordable destination to Europe, Tirana, Albania is one of the cheapest summer destinations in Europe. 5. Sochi, Russia - Sochi is known as the French Riviera of the east because of its pleasant weather, palm trees lined along the promenade, upscale restaurants and expensive designer boutiques. It is located within the stunning Caucasus Bio reserve and not far from the Caucasus Mountains where you can enjoy hiking and climbing. 6. Bratislava, Slovakia - If you're looking for an affordable city vacation in Europe, they don't come more affordable than the capital city of Slovakia. Bratislava is known for its palaces, many of them turned into museums housing interesting exhibitions, as well as castles such as the Hrad which offer amazing views of the majestic Danube River where you can take a cruise. 7. Varna, Bulgaria - If you're looking for other affordable beach destinations in the Black Sea, you shouldn't overlook the city of Varna. It is not only affordable but easily accessible since Varna International Airport is only minutes away from the city.8. Brno, Czech Republic - If your planning a trip to Czech Republic this year and want to avoid the large crowds the city of Prague brings, we suggest heading to Brno instead. In Brno, you'll truly get a true Czech experience since the city enjoys a slower pace than its counterpart Prague. The main attractions are the open air markets, the architecture and landmarks such as the famed Spilberk Castle.9. Budapest, Hungary - Budapest is one of the largest cities in Europe and offers a myriad of things to do and places to visit such as Heroes Square and Statue Park where you can see statues from the Communist era. Taking a cruise along the River Danube and visiting Budapest Citadel are other interesting attractions not to miss. 10. Hvar, Croatia - The island of Hvar is located off the coast of mainland Croatia, a short ferry away from Split, and is one of the top ten vacation spots in Europe. It boasts lovely weather all year round and most people are there to enjoy the cocktail bars, vibrant nightlife and Dalmatian cuisine. Top 10 Eastern European DestinationsFor those of you getting away this year to Eastern Europe, we have made a quick top 10 list to give you an idea on Eastern European destinations worth considering.
what's cookingredwhitein HawaiiIngredients3 tablespoons soy sauce3 tablespoons brown sugar2 tablespoons sherry1 tablespoon sesame oil1/4 teaspoon ground ginger1/4 teaspoon garlic powder8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 2 inch pieces1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained skewerDirections1. In a shallow glass dish, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic powder. 2. Stir the chicken pieces and pineapple into the marinade until well coated.3. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat5. Lightly oil the grill grate. 6. Thread chicken and pineapple alternately onto skewers. 7. Grill 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally, or until chicken juices run clear.Hawaiian Chicken KabobsThese kabobs are tender, sweet, and delicious. They're easy to make and only require a few ingredients.