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The Traveling Scholar · 1W ago

HOTEL INSIDER: A Stay at the Grand Palace Hotel, Riga

Set in Riga‘s Old Town, the Grand Palace Hotel in the Latvian capital does its moniker justice. It’s truly grand, from its plush reception space, its swanky bar, and the rooms with just the ...
The Traveling Scholar · 2W ago

ROAD TRIP: Visiting Castles in Northern Latvia

A day exploring Sigulda, Cēsis + Turaida Castles For real though, who doesn’t love exploring a castle? Whether they’re renovated masterpieces or castle ruins, there’s something rather magica...
The Traveling Scholar · 2W ago

Ringing in April with Easter + Founder’s Day in Estonia (+ an IVF Update)

When we started this whole IVF process and selected dates that we could work with, it didn’t dawn on us that we’d be celebrating Easter Sunday and Founder’s Day (on the same day!) in Tallinn...
The Traveling Scholar · 2W ago

My Perfect Day in Old Town Riga

Riga lovers will tell you that the Latvian capital deserves far more than a day to properly explore the Old Town along with the city’s off-the-beaten-path gems. If you’re strapped for time h...
The Traveling Scholar · 4W ago

The Real Reason We’re Going Back to Estonia

…as much as we love the Baltics, there’s more to the story I feel like the social media slant on reality has become anything but real. We post the best snapshots from our lives and serve it ...
The Traveling Scholar · 1M ago

Travel Style Guide: Tallinn, Estonia

Where + Wear: Winter in Estonia As a female traveler, I constantly find myself searching for the same information prior to a trip: what do I wear? The crux is this: what’s the appropriate tr...
The Traveling Scholar · 1M ago

Tentaciones Hotel ✧ Boutique Hideaway on the Mexican Coast

Clifftop seclusion in Zihuatanejo In my previous post about Zihuatanejo, I gave my personal input on clifftop hotels vs. beachfront accommodations, and – for me – a hotel with an elevated vi...
The Traveling Scholar · 1M ago

Going Greek? Ancient Greece, Island + Traditions

Guest post by Emma Grant Editor’s Note: In case I haven’t shared this already, our annual family trip this year is a getaway to Greece! It’s been nearly a decade since I set foot on the isla...
The Traveling Scholar · 1M ago

Pacific Relaxation in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

When the state of Guerrero was recently elevated to a Level 4 Travel Advisory, we had a moment questioning our getaway. As far as the US government is concerned, the state is a DO NOT TRAVEL...
The Traveling Scholar · 1M ago

TRAVEL INSPIRATION: How to Spend a Long Layover in Puerto Rico

5 Things to Do in San Juan with a Few Hours to Spare One of the worst things about traveling? The dreaded long layover. We’ve mastered the art of maximizing a long layover when we have suffi...