Category: Destination Riga

“My 13 Year Love Affair with Latvia!”

“My 13 Year Love Affair with Latvia!”

My name is Austin Nicholas, Founder and Director of Travel Out There, and I have a confession to make…. I am having a passionate love affair with Latvia that began in 2003, during a reconnaissance mission to Riga for a football tour. Pre-Ryanair and Pre-EU membership the country was on the verge of great changes….

10 Reasons to NEVER Visit Riga, IF you…

10 Reasons to NEVER Visit Riga, IF you…

1. Only like to experience overpopulated & polluted cities. Riga is quite the opposite – a real breath of fresh air!   2. Hate the thought of getting hot & steamy in Hot Tub!   3.  Think that having a party on a tram is NOT a suitable way to see the sights!   4. Are a…

“My 13 Year Love Affair with Latvia!”

“My 13 Year Love Affair with Latvia!”

My name is Austin Nicholas, Founder and Director of Travel Out There, and I have a confession to make…. I am having a passionate love affair with Latvia that began in 2003, during a reconnaissance mission to Riga for a football tour. Pre-Ryanair and Pre-EU membership the country was on the verge of great changes….

Happy Independence Day Latvia

Happy Independence Day Latvia

Today marks the 96th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia and it is one of the most important national holidays in Latvia. On the 18th of November 1918 a group of dedicated nationalist gathered and proclaimed the republic of Latvia, after a long history of foreign oppression (from Sweden and Russia among…

Do Something Different in Riga

Do Something Different in Riga

The importance of trying new things Trying new things is important for our well-being and personal growth. We all tend to get stuck in daily routines in our lives which makes breaking out of the comfort zone seem even harder. But trying new things is good for us, because it Gives us courage Drives personal growth…

Latvia’s Best Beaches

Latvia’s Best Beaches

Summer is the time when many Latvians exchange their plastic sun beds and artificial UV rays for real ones, and head out to find their own place in the sun, on one of Latvia’s many beaches. If you’re here to catch some sea and surf, perhaps the easiest option is Jurmala, Riga’s closest beach area,…

Latvia – the Good, the Bad and the Not so Ugly

Latvia – the Good, the Bad and the Not so Ugly

The Good Latvia, a small nation situated in the heart of the Baltic States, sat very comfortably between neighboring Estonia and Lithuania. The country’s location, cultural vibrancy and many attractions are proving to make its capital city Riga, a popular tourism destination for corporate events and weekend breaks. According to data from In the first…

What is the Secret?

What is the Secret?

What is the secret – why are Eastern European women so hot?   Excuse the cliché but if I had a Euro for everytime someone asked me why the women are so hot in Eastern Europe I would be a very rich man. Ask any expat why they moved to Riga, Prague, Budapest, Krakow, Kiev…