Reasons to Visit Riga

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”

Radiant Riga

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 everContinue reading “Radiant Riga”

Bussing the Baltics!

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, thenContinue reading “Bussing the Baltics!”

So, What are 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?”