Exploring Vilnius by foot: 5 must sees in my favourite Baltic city

Vilnius blew me away. For many reasons. Firstly, it’s incredibly beautiful. The baroque old town is full of intricately detailed and colored buildings, with church towers dominating the skyline. Yet the town is also close enough to nature that you don’t feel overwhelmed by city life and can readily take a stroll by the river,…

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Travel Budgeting: Lithuania

For each country I visit over the next few months I’ll be writing a budget post detailing where I spent my money and how much my daily spend was. I hope these posts will give an indication on how much to save and budget for travel to these countries. City: Vilnius Travel Style: Budget Currency: Euro…

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Trakai Castle: the perfect daytrip from Lithuania’s capital

I’m a sucker for castles, and those surrounded by water have an even greater appeal. So visiting the 14th century castle at Trakai was a must during my stay in Vilnius. Perched on an island in Lake Galvė, the red bricked castle with it’s fairy-tale turrets can be reached by a footbridge from the nearby…

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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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