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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

The Curious Curonian Spit

The Curious Curonian Spit

You’ll have to zoom in pretty close on Google Maps to see the Curonian Spit, a thin, curved strip of sand in the Baltic Sea that is just 450 yards wide at its narrowest point. But that small size is in distinct contrast to the big reputation of this unique area, which has enticed famous writers and

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,

Kittens & Cappuccino: Central Europe’s Cat Cafes

Kittens & Cappuccino: Central Europe’s Cat Cafes

One of the most intriguing destinations for European travel, Central Europe is very inviting for tourists looking for a combination of gorgeous cities, pristine nature, and delicious regional cuisine. But cities as far-flung as Vienna, Budapest and Tallinn are specifically inviting for cat lovers, as the phenomenon of cat cafes becomes increasingly popular. These are comfy places with live-in

Food of the Baltics

Food of the Baltics

This guest post is by Laura Longwell, half of travel blogging couple Travel Addicts who joined us on a 10 Day Tour of the Baltic States as part of the #JayWayBaltics blogger project. The cuisine of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania is heavily based on seasonality and the countries’ location in Northern Europe. Traditionally, food in

Baltic Food Specialities

Baltic Food Specialities

The European Union has a variety of different programs that highlight and protect special aspects of a country, like food, traditional clothing or festivals. Since trying new food in foreign countries is one of the highlights of travelling, we’ve rounded up some of the specialties from the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The