Destination: Rundāle Palace, Latvia

Known as the "Versailles of Latvia," the Rundāle Palace is one which visitors would never have expected to exist in the small Baltic country itself. From its ornate, Baroque architecture to detailed, flourishing gardens, it's a gorgeous gem worth spending a half-day visiting while in Latvia. Getting there from Riga required some time, but it … Continue reading Destination: Rundāle Palace, Latvia

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Destination: Riga, Latvia

The largest city of the Baltic states (and in its own country), Riga felt more of an international hub than Vilnius, or even Tallinn (when I visited in 2012). I made my way over to the Latvian capital following my three nights in Vilnius, and I spent two nights in town exploring and doing another … Continue reading Destination: Riga, Latvia