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Category Archives: Latvia

On the Trail of Consul Ewouds

On the Trail of Consul Ewouds

Our guests have a variety of reasons for making their trips to the 23 countries in Central & Eastern Europe that we cover, Pam Ewouds traveled with us in 2016 to the Baltic States in part to track down some information about her grandfather and his connection to Latvia. Here’s her letter of thanks for

3 Must-see Sights in Riga

3 Must-see Sights in Riga

Riga is a place that caters to every type of traveler. Just off the beaten path of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, the city hasn’t yet been overrun by crowds of tourists, and it still has a quaint style all its own. From alluring architecture to interesting museums and bustling marketplaces, this is a destination that thrives

Riga Central Market

Riga Central Market

Any way you look at it, Riga Central Market is pretty unique. Whether you visit this vast market hall complex just outside Riga’s UNESCO listed old town because it is one of the most significant 20th century buildings in all of Latvia, because the daily market here is a vibrant cultural hotspot, or because you just really

Where to go in 2016?

Where to go in 2016?

It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to possible spring and summer vacation destinations. Travel journalists are particularly good at coming up with lists, so we’ve collated our own list-of-lists. For travellers who prefer to tread where none of your friends have ventured before, we’ve added our own suggestions for cities that haven’t yet made the mainstream,

Night Kayaking in Riga, Latvia

Night Kayaking in Riga, Latvia

This guest post is by Dr. Cacinda Maloney of Points and Travel who joined us on a 10 Day Tour of the Baltic States as part of the #JayWayBaltics blogger project. The meet time was 10 pm, right as it was just starting to get cold. My group piled into a couple of taxis and made our way down