Airline announces extended season and more Aberdeen flights; Callum Main; Evening Express

An airline has announced plans to increase flights from Aberdeen as it looks to run a longer summer season.

Source: Airline announces extended season and more Aberdeen flights – Evening Express


Historic Center of Riga; Gary Arndt; Everything Everywhere

Information on visiting the Historic Center of Riga, including things to see and to, transportation information, and hotels.

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Touring the Baltic States: 3 Countries, 1 Tour; Gary Arndt; Everything Everywhere

This summer I traveled to the Baltic States with G Adventures. (Disclosure: I have been an ambassador for G Adventures since 2010.) The Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were some of the last places in Europe I had yet to visit. I had always been intrigued by these small countries which seemed to share so much in common, yet were different places. One of the primary goals I had on the trip was to find out what made each country different and what they shared in common.

Source: Touring the Baltic States: 3 Countries, 1 Tour

Riga City Travel Guide – Latvia’s Capital Beyond the Old Town; Becki; Borders of Adventure

Many travel to Riga to visit the Old Town, but Latvia’s capital is more complex. This guide lists fwalking and bike tours, day trips and alternative sights.

Source: Riga City Travel Guide – Latvia’s Capital Beyond the Old Town


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10 Special Last-Minute Labor Day Weekend Getaways to Book Now; Caroline Grosso; W

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Discover Riga, Latvia; Amanda; Kevin & Amanda

First time in Latvia? Here’s a guide to the beautiful, romantic, fairytale town of Riga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the capital of Latvia. Follow this guide for the best things to do and see in Riga so you don’t miss any of the highlights!

Source: Discover Riga, Latvia | Kevin & Amanda

The best alternatives to overcrowded Paris; Oliver Smith; Telegraph

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Riga Restaurants: A Gastronomic Visit to Latvia; Elizabeth; Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

Latvia – Historic Centre of Riga

A gastronomy adventure to Old Town, Riga with visits to FAT CAT eklērnīca, Riga Central Market, Restorāns 3, Restorāns 1221 and Neiburgs. In collaboration with The Post Office Travel Money Card.

Vecrīga, Latvia for ‘Old Riga’, is the historical city centre of Riga, the capital city of Latvia. It was established in 1201 by Bishop Albert and was granted city status in 1225, and in February 2018 I paid a visit to it for the first time.

I knew nothing of the city, the country or its cuisine before I arrived there, and the purpose of my visit was to discover what I could. I believe that exploring a destination via its gastronomy is one of the most authentic cultural experiences you can have. Food tells a story, covering history, economics and culture. Food links us all together, no matter where we come from. We all eat.

Armed with a €250 pre-paid Post Office Travel Money Card, and a hefty appetite for adventure, I headed the furthest east I’ve ever been via an Air Baltic flight.

I flew to Riga from Aberdeen, in Scotland, via Amsterdam.

Source: Riga Restaurants: A Gastronomic Visit to Latvia | Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

TripAdvisor’s top 10 destinations on the rise for 2018; Jackie Burrell; Mercury News

Latvia – Historic Centre of Riga

There’s no denying that Thailand is trendy and Iceland is hot, but if you’re looking for a vacation destination that’s a little more out of the ordinary, TripAdvisor’s 2018 travelers choice awards brim with inspiration.

The travel website’s just-released list of “destinations on the rise” include some unexpected picks, from sunny, beachy Nerja, a resort town on Spain’s Costa del Sol, to a tropical island in Japan. There are the architectural splendors of Latvia’s Riga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the port city charms of Poland’s Gdansk, perched on the Baltic Sea.

The United States scored just one spot on the list: Kapaa on the island of Kauai came in at No. 2.

The rest is a globetrotting delight, with destinations from Nova Scotia to Kenya and Costa Rica. The list even includes a Croatian town not used — shocking! — as a “Game of Thrones” filming location. (At least, we think not. And IMDb agrees.)

Here’s just a taste. Find the rest, plus tips on what to see and where to stay at

  1. Ishigaki, Japan
  2. Kapaa, Hawaii
  3. Nairobi, Kenya
  4. Halifax, Nova Scotia
  5. Gdansk, Poland
  6. San Jose, Costa Rica

Source: TripAdvisor’s top 10 destinations on the rise for 2018