Whenever I mention that we'll soon be traveling to Latvia, many people have never heard of the country, or can't quite place where it is.
Latvia is the central country of the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and is located in North-Eastern Europe on the east coast of the Baltic Sea. Above is the city capital, Riga.
Latvia has an extensive network of rivers, thousands of lakes and hundreds of miles of undeveloped seashore lined by pine forests, dunes, and continuous white sand beaches. My husband has visited there before but this will be the first trip for the girls and I. These pictures were taken during his last trip.
We'll be staying in Riga but have rented a mini-van during our stay for visits out of the city. Thankfully, my husband loves to plan trips and always handles all of the arrangements. The weather will only be in the 70's (a welcome retreat from the hot and humid summers here) and sunset is after 10 p.m. each night! I'm looking forward to our trip this summer and of course, I'll take lots of pictures.