Tag: latvia

  • 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…

  • Top things to do in Riga, Latvia

    Top things to do in Riga, Latvia

    Latvia is the forgotten middle child of the Baltic countries, but its capital Riga is by far, the most beautiful. With lovely sights, good food and awesome bars to have a drink, the city makes for a perfect place to enjoy day and night. Here are some of the top sights and activities not to…

  • The three-castle hike in Sigulda, Latvia

    The three-castle hike in Sigulda, Latvia

    Outside of Riga, Latvia has some beautiful countryside castles in the city of Sigulda. One hiking route connects three of these ancient castles of Sigulda, Krimulda, and Turaida, along the Gauja River. Sigulda Medieval Castle and New Castle Despite the fact that it’s called the three-castle route, here you can get two for the price…

  • Could I Live Here? Riga Edition

    Could I Live Here? Riga Edition

    We’ve spent so much time in small towns on this Baltic road trip, that arriving in Riga was like rejoining civilization. In addition to being one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Latvia’s capital actually looks lived in. So could I join the locals and move there? Atmosphere Riga is actually fairly large, so…

  • 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,…