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Travel Back to Medieval Times

Every day in some of our destinations can feel like going back in time but these medieval festivals and re-enactments amp up the atmosphere.

The aerial tramway to Turtle Lake from Vake Park

Spend a Serene Afternoon Picnicking (Part II, Everywhere Else!)

From renaissance villas to isolated islands to a lake accessible by cablecar and a park home to some of the largest statues and monasteries in Europe, we can help you find some of the most scenic and memorable picnic spots, from Rome to Tallinn to Tbilisi. We asked out local … Read More

Klaipeda Tall Ships

Sailing the Baltic Sea

Sailing the Baltic Sea What good’s a lot of water if you can’t sail on it? With its thousands of islands and long, rugged coast, the Baltic Sea offers ample opportunities for sailing. Indeed, strong winds and almost nonexistent currents and tides make for an easy sail. As part of … Read More

A conductor before the choirs

Estonia’s Fondest Festival

The epitome of Estonian culture and zenith of the national calendar, Estonia’s Song Festival is held in Tallinn in early July every five years, attracting crowds of 100,000. Over the course of two concerts, 35,000 singers (from over 1,000 choirs) perform. Hearing them all sing at once is a truly … Read More

Parade in traditional Lithuanian Song Celebration

A Worthwhile Wait: The Baltic Song and Dance Festivals

The largest events held in the Baltic States are the UNESCO-listed song and dance festivals held in mid-summer every five years in Estonia and Latvia, and four years in Lithuania. These mass performances were at the center of the Baltic national awakenings, and remain pivotal events. With hundreds of choirs … Read More

Spring festivals in Europe

Spring Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

Spring is a big deal in Central and Eastern Europe. That’s not only because many of these countries were once pagan, but also because they have to put up with a long, dark winter. So when spring finally comes around, people are ready to celebrate. Most spring festivals in Central … Read More

Souvenir Shopping in the Baltic States

Even if you’re traveling on a budget, buying souvenirs is always one of the highlights of going on holiday. We always recommend buying local. Choosing products from local artisans is one sure way to keep an authentic memory of your trip. When you’re traveling in Europe you’re spoiled for choice. The … Read More

Casa di Carli

Other Eats

Eating local is a good rule to live by. What about when you tire of the local cuisine and want to see what the neighbors are eating but don’t have the time to visit? We’ve got you covered.

The Bohemian Quarters of the Baltic Capitals

The Baltic capitals of Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius are some of our favorite destinations in Europe. Not only because they have a unique charm that’s all their own, with preserved architecture as well as vibrant cultural scenes, but also because they are less crowded than many western European capitals. One … Read More

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