Category: Lithuania

  • 2018 in review

    2018 in review

    We’re just a few short days from closing the book on 2018. So I thought I’d take a break from holiday merriment to look back on the new stamps my gnome and I got on our passport. This year, I visited some great places and some not so great places. Here’s a recap of some…

  • Things to do in Vilnius in a weekend

    Things to do in Vilnius in a weekend

    Lithuania’s capital is quite a diverse city. Equal parts historic and rowdy, it has something for everyone. If you’re squeezing a visit to Vilnius into one weekend, there’s more than enough sights and fun to keep you pretty busy. These are some of the activities you don’t want to miss. Take a free walking tour…

  • Visiting Trakai Castle in Lithuania

    Visiting Trakai Castle in Lithuania

    One of Lithuania’s most beautiful and treasured sights is Trakai Castle, which is just 30 minutes outside of Vilnius. The gorgeous red castle sits on an island in the middle of Lake Galvė in Trakai, Lithuania. Visiting Trakai makes for a great day trip full of history and lovely views of the fairytale castle. How…

  • A day in the Curonian Spit of Lithuania

    A day in the Curonian Spit of Lithuania

    One of the natural wonders of Lithuania is the Curonian Spit, a thin 60-mile long sand-dune spit that separates the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is partially in Lithuanian territory and partially in Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. From the Lithuania side, you can see plenty of dunes and take short…

  • Could I Live Here? Vilnius Edition

    Could I Live Here? Vilnius Edition

    Lithuania’s capital of Vilnius is a fairly modern and busy city, though locals modesty refer to it as a village. But there are pros and cons to relocating this so-called village. Atmosphere Of all the Baltic capitals, I think Vilnius is the most lively, which could be due to the slightly warmer weather at the…

  • 11-day Baltic road trip itinerary

    11-day Baltic road trip itinerary

    Though the Baltic countries kind of resent being grouped together, grouping them together on one vacation is a great idea and makes for a convenient road trip. Driving from Estonia to Latvia to Lithuania can be done comfortably in 11 days and allows you to see the highlights from each country. Recommended starting location: Tallinn,…