Sandwiched between Estonia and Lithuania, and sharing borders with Belarus and Russia, Latvia is still forming an independent identity. Stroll the streets of Riga’s Old Town, which lights up at night and is full of music. Stop by the coastline for some marine history in Latvia’s fishing culture and beaches, sought after for vacation not only by Latvians, but by Russians and others as well. Try the dense and flavorful breads, the Baltic Sea fishes and of course, the strawberries.