Travel to: Nearly anywhere in Europe; Russia; Various places in Asia
Punishment if caught in the U.S.: Up to $2,500 in fines; Up to one year in jail
21st birthdays are a significant milestone in the U.S. but in nearly every other country, anyone who is 18 can already drink alcohol. Even in some countries like the Netherlands and Luxembourg, minors of the age of 16 can already begin to drink. In yet other countries, like Russia, there are no laws that prohibit minors from consuming alcohol. No wonder Russians can handle their liquor so well.