Three very different European Christmas Market experiences 🎄

Maybe it’s because I grew up in a land of summer Christmases spent at the beach, with endless seafood and fresh cherries, or maybe it’s because I watched too many romanticized American movies as a kid. But for as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of a snowy, white winter Christmas…

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How to spend a long weekend in Latvia

One of the things I absolutely love about living in Europe is the accessibility of quick foreign country trips! I loved our recent long weekend in Latvia, and have jotted down my recommendations about amazing places we stumbled onto as well as places I wouldn’t go back to. Hope this gives you some ideas if you happen to find yourself in this Baltic gem for a few days.

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Alternative day trip from Tallinn

On our recent weekend trip to the Estonian capital, we not only wanted to soak up the festive old-world atmosphere of the Christmas markets in Vanalinn, but also get out of the city and see an alternative side of Estonia. We chose a day trip with the local company Traveller Tours that would take us west…

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Tartu

With a population of roughly 100,000 Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia, after the capital, Tallinn. Located two and a half hours to the south-east of Tallinn, Tartu is a university town with a youthful, progressive vibe and plenty to see. The University was founded in 1632, pretty awe-inspiring for me considering the oldest building…

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A day exploring Tallinn

I’ve visited the enchanting medieval old town of Tallinn three times and each time I’ve loved it more. With immaculately preserved buildings, traditional food carts (complete with vendors in costume) and a large market square full of stalls with traditional Estonian goods, entering the gates of the old town transports you to another era.   Raekoja plats–…

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