iOS app Android app

Riga

Why Aircraft Carriers Still Matter (To China)

Peter Navarro | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

There is no question China's only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, poses no direct danger to the United States. It is a relatively small carrier with little in the way of advanced electronics or weaponry; and, because of its short flight deck, it is launching under-equipped planes.

7 Foodie Restaurants in Eastern Europe

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 12.03.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

The former communist bloc hasn't yet hit Michelin's radar but it has many star worthy restaurants and stellar chefs. The Iron Curtain has been pulled ...

State Department's TechCamps Provide Strategic Digital Tools for Journalists, NGOs

Sarah Granger | Posted 07.07.2016 | Technology
Sarah Granger

I first visited the quaint Eastern European city of Riga, Latvia in the summer of 1989. Nestled between the Baltic Sea, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus and Estonia, Latvia represented the second stop in our People to People delegation of Kansas high school students touring the USSR.

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

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 go to make the most of the strong dollar?

Latvia Is Europe's Greatest Secret

Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel

We're constantly looking for the next great destination... something underrated and under-the-radar, a place that will satisfy nature lovers, culture ...

Scandiweb: Latvia's Magento Magicians

Bill_Robinson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Having studied at university and been fascinated with early programming classes, Antons Sapriko then went on to study IT at the University of Copenhagen, a top regional business school and there became mesmerized by Magento.

Riga - Through a Local's Eyes

Bart van Poll | Posted 12.11.2013 | Travel
Bart van Poll

Four Riga locals share their favorite tips and recommendations, spanning everything from markets, like Latgalīte market and Central market, to bookstores like Robert's Books.

Truth Wins

Edward Jacobs | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Edward Jacobs

First and foremost, it is crucial that governments enforce a zero-tolerance policy for all anti-Semitic and other xenophobic behavior. Equally imperative is to distinguish between Nazi-era crimes and those committed by the Communist regime.

Global Yodel Follows an Adult

Global Yodel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

Adults thought they had the upper hand when they started spying openly on the teens around them and recording their adolescent antics using the #followateen hashtag.

Home Is Where the Local Is

Global Yodel | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

We reached out to our contributors and asked them to share pictures of their homes. Click through the slideshow below to meet a speedo-clad man named Cloudy Cloud, see a LA pillow fight and learn what happens when a group of travelers take over a 4,000-square-foot warehouse.

8 Reasons to Explore Eastern Europe

Global Yodel | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

It's affordable, steeped in history and, in parts, both bizarre and incredibly beautiful. Plus, in some countries, beer is cheaper than water. Yes, really, it is. But for some reason, Eastern Europe doesn't often feature on many travellers' bucket lists.

Lessons From Latvia

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The Latvian experience makes a strong political case for taking into account adjustment fatigue in Europe.

Social Travel Grows Up (VIDEO)

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 04.18.2012 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

I had no connections in Riga.

Around The Wold In 80 VIP Parties

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 09.01.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

The Global Party is inspired by Around the World in 80 Days and could be more accurately described as around the world in over 80 parties in less than...

Project Love: Radically Transform Your World In 2 Minutes

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

If I showed you a technique that elevates your mood, energizes you and makes you more charismatic on top of it all, would you be willing to spend 2 minutes testing it out for yourself?

Travel as Therapy, Pt 2: 10 Ways to Heal the Soul & Expand the Mind

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Your brain is supremely skilled at filtering out the familiar and telling you only about what matters - namely, change. Travel bypasses that filter and awakens your senses by confronting you with the unfamiliar.

Good riddance: Latvia casts off Britain's stags

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On a hot summer's day in the Latvian capital, the only tourists sitting at the outdoor cafés in the main square of Riga's pretty Old Town are a few e...

Latvians Riot As Country Faces Financial Meltdown

Readrussia.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Watching black-helmeted military police subdue protesters in the streets of Riga this Tuesday felt shocking on two distinct levels. For one thing, the...