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Farmsteads Thrive in Rural Lithuania

  • Kestas Lukoskinas
  • 27 August 2012

There are hundreds of farmsteads for various tastes throughout Lithuania’s five regions and their national parks. Aside from the pleasure of relaxing in nature, such farmstead stays offer many possibilities to experience the traditional way of life in Lithuania, as locals have lived it for centuries. Almost every farmstead or homestead in Lithuania is family-owned and -operated.

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In Napoleon’s Tracks: A New Bicycle Travel Experience from Lithuania to Russia

  • Peter King
  • 15 June 2012

Bikes don’t have to be slow, but there is no better form of slow travel than by bike. There are also few means of journeying that let you experience a place more fully – every bump in the road, drop of rain and heartfelt small-town reception. So if you’ve got time during the last two weeks in August 2012, registration is now open for Recycle History, an exciting new bike ride from Lithuania to Russia.

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Our Favourite Landscapes from Around the World

  • whl.travel
  • 23 April 2012

“Where’s the place you feel most at home in nature?” This is the question we posed to our network of local travel experts all around the world. They came back with responses about incredible landscapes that make their corners of the earth special. We’ve compiled their thoughts about some of the best landscapes from around the world.

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How Long is Long Enough? A Slow Travel Cheat Sheet

  • whl.travel
  • 22 February 2012

We’ve asked our global network of local tourism professionals about the ‘length of stay’ factor in their destinations. Answers varied, but they all agree on one thing: the average tourist isn’t a slow traveller and just doesn’t stay long enough to really appreciate a place. Here are their thoughts on how long is long enough and what the average fast traveller is missing.

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Four Excellent Overlooked Christmas Markets in Europe

  • Samantha Libby
  • 23 December 2011

While the celebrated Christmas markets in Germany, Poland and Switzerland always crowd up for the holiday season, there are other well-established European markets slightly further off the beaten track that offer thinner crowds and beautiful locally made products. Eastern Europe in particular is a great place to check out the growing markets, while farther in the west of the continent, the funky holiday Christmas stirred up in Amsterdam is not to be missed.

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Green Travel in Lithuania with The Beautiful Land of Nevermind

  • Kamran Marwah
  • 14 September 2011

In Lithuania, the cities of Vilnius and Klaipeda are different in many ways, but they share one important goal with respect to the environment: Today, travellers can tread lightly when it comes to the impact of ground transportation. Thanks to The Beautiful Land of Nevermind and its responsible transfer services, corporate and leisure travellers can make eco-friendly transportation choices when visiting this beautiful country.

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Travel Banter with an Advocate of Local Travel in Lithuania

  • whl.travel
  • 26 July 2011

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. This month we talk to Kestas Lukoskinas, co-founder of The Beautiful Land of Nevermind, the whl.travel local connection in Vilnius and Klaipeda, Lithuania.

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EuroBasket 2011 and the World of Sports in Lithuania

  • Kestas Lukoskinas
  • 3 June 2011

While Lithuania lies at the heart of the Baltic region – the geographical centre of Europe – few realise that it is also the epicentre of European basketball. This year, for the second time, Lithuania will proudly host the 2011 EuroBasket. It’s a country where the sport is practically a second religion, where athletics in general play a major role in daily life, both past and present.

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Photo of the Week: Easter in Lithuania – Revisited

  • Eugenija Sniokaite (photo) Kestas Lukoskinas (text)
  • 24 April 2011

Easter in Lithuania is the second biggest festival after Christmas. To this day, it is a family event that combines both Christian celebration and age-old Lithuanian tradition. According to the old ways, Easter marks the rejuvenation of nature. In years gone by, the festival had a fixed date – on the spring equinox. Around that time the temperature rises above freezing and green starts coming back into the world.

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Photo of the Week: Independence Day in the Republic of Užupis, Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Kestas Lukoskinas (Photo and Text)
  • 19 December 2010

An independent republic in the middle of a city? With its own president, constitution and Independence Day?! Welcome to Užupis, a district of Vilnius Old Town – beloved home for many artists, celebrities, politicians and even religious prophets! Užupis is often compared to Montmartre in Paris, with its citizens, their lifestyle and beliefs all contributing to the cosy neighbourhood feel of Vilnius, the UNESCO-listed capital of Lithuania.

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