Moldova is another seldom-visited European nation, probably because few know what it has to offer. A landscape of low, rolling hills and a secretive cave monasteries are just a few of the gems you’ll discover here. Moldova’s capital city, Chişinău,

is wonderfully slow,but the countryside is where you’ll feel most at peace. Take a trip to Orhei, an hour’s drive north of Chişinău, for a hike through fields and forests and a glimpse at the sacred Orheiul Vechi. Vino lover's rejoice: wine is one of Moldova's primary exports, so there’s no surprise that the country will play host to the 2017’s Black Sea Wines and Spirits Competition, plus its annual ExpoVin.