Estonia may be off the beaten path for casual American tourists but this small country shouldn't be overlooked when planning a vacation to Europe. While there are lots of European tourists in Tallinn (thanks to low cost flights) it still seems somewhat unexplored. The old town rivals any I have seen in Europe on aesthetics alone. The people are friendly and costs are reasonable (compared to the Scandinavian countries). It is a short ferry ride from Helsinki, so if you ever find your self in Finland why not hop over for a day trip.