Tag Archives: Lithuania

Spending the Day at Trakai

Trakai Castle.

Lithuania is a country with rich history, beautiful scenery and Baroque architecture that will undoubtedly soon be a firm fixture on the destination hotlist. The small Eastern European nation joined the EU 10 years ago and is the home to the historic capital city of Vilnius. There are many charms lying within easy reach of […]

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August 10, 2015 by | Comments Off on Spending the Day at Trakai

Five Top Sights in Lithuania

Siauliai Hill of Crosses.

Lithuania’s lovely, small capital of Vilnius has a deliciously photogenic Old Town and many reasons to tempt visitors to explore; but outside the capital there are many more attractions to discover, from remote sandy beaches to bravura Baroque architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage memorial constructed from crucifixes. Here are five top sights in Lithuania, […]

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July 30, 2015 by | Comments Off on Five Top Sights in Lithuania

Europe’s Cheapest Cities This Year

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You’ve heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it’s been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you visit to make the most of the strong dollar?

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March 25, 2015 by | Comments Off on Europe’s Cheapest Cities This Year

Day Trips from Vilnius

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In a country the size of Lithuania, almost any place could make a good day trip from the capital, Vilnius. While Vilnius sits near Lithuania’s western border with Belarus, you can get to Klaipeda on the shores of the Baltic Sea in around 3 hours by car or 4 hours by train or bus. There […]

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September 12, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Exploring Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania, one of the three Baltic States, and is settled just north-east of Poland. It’s is also the second largest city within the Baltic States, and is extremely diverse in population, as it draws permanent residents from Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, and many other countries around the world. Not […]

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July 19, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The 8 Best Value Destinations in Europe

Traveling Europe can be surprisingly affordable if you don’t mind skimping on certain luxuries and avoiding the west in favor of the cheaper nations of the east. The continent has plenty on offer that won’t break your bank account, but you have to know where to look. If you’re strapped for cash and want the […]

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July 8, 2013 by | Comments Off on The 8 Best Value Destinations in Europe

12 of the Most Beautiful Castles and Palaces in Europe

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With its tumultuous history of feuding Royals and battling troops, its no surprise that Europe harbors an impressive array of castles and palaces, many of which boast spectacular locations. From the official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to the real-life Sleeping Beauty Castle, here are 12 of the most beautiful Castles and Palaces in […]

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March 19, 2013 by | 4 Comments

Offbeat Vilnius

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Join Jodi on her semi-self-guided tour of Vilnius, Lithuania to get an idea about the history, art, food and overall culture of this country and its people.

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February 14, 2011 by | 1 Comment