Malta is a country made up of seven islands in the Mediterranean Sea. While the country is a part of the European Union, it feels like a whole different world than most of continental Europe. Its capital city of Valetta is where most visitors head first, and for good reason. One of our personal favorite places in Malta is the Blue Lagoon, located between the islands of Comino and Cominotto. Another popular spot is Gozo, and the best nightlife in the country can be found in St. Julians.