We love them: the underdog, the hidden gem, the secret wonder so few know about that you can feel like it’s your very own! In my travels, I’ve discovered a few places like this. The lesser known destinations that always seem to be overlooked because of more popular nearby destinations that happened to have… Continue reading Most Underrated Travel Destinations
It’s Faraway Friday, and this week I’m whisking you off to Riga, Latvia! This beautiful capitol city has so much to offer, and I urge you to take a trip there before everyone finds out about it! Here are 10 reasons you should consider a visit to this incredible city. 10. The Swedish Gate Swedish?… Continue reading Reasons to Visit Riga
Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Today we’re remembering the delightful Baltic cuisine from our recent trip to Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. What do they eat there? Find out below! Let’s start with breakfast: Breakfast was included in each of our hotels, but the buffets in the first two hotels included such a variety of European… Continue reading What to Eat in the Baltics
Our third and final Baltic stop is… Tallinn, Estonia! It is so hard to pick a favorite out of these three countries, but Tallinn definitely had its high points! We arrived by bus and took a taxi through the business area of town–not too cute. But when we arrived in the Old Town section, this… Continue reading Tantalizing Tallinn
Second stop on our Baltic getaway: Riga, Latvia! Riga is the largest city not only in Latvia, but also in all of the Baltics. It also boasts the most impressive collection of Art Nouveau architecture in the world. Having just come from Vilnius, I found Riga to be a bit intimidating. How would we ever… Continue reading Radiant Riga
Today, my friends, we’re talking about taking the bus. No, I’m not getting reminiscent of my elementary school days, I’m talking about grownup bus travel not only between cities, but between countries! On our recent trip to the Baltic States, Steve and I decided that taking the Lux Express buses between Vilnius and Riga, then… Continue reading Bussing the Baltics!
It’s time for Steve and Quick Whit’s annual Trip of a Lifetime! Each year, Steve and I take 10-14 days in August to explore a new and faraway land neither of us has visited before. This year, it’s the Baltic States! Several people I’ve spoken with have been confused about the Baltics versus the Balkins,… Continue reading So, What are the Baltics?