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Chaika Tours, Latvia

For tours in Latvia and to the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania, I traveled in 2023 to Hill of Crosses from Riga with Armands who operates There’s no easy connection between Hill of Crosses and Riga. This was a solo trip for me and was I glad I didn’t have to share the car with anyone. 

Get your Guide, Bulgaria

I took a small group tour with five people from Sofia, Bulgaria to Niš, Serbia and that was far better than a tour bus with 30 people or 15 sightseers in a minivan.

Nicolas Experience Tours, Romania

I found that the best way to discover Romania (or other countries for that matter) is to travel with a tour operator who will take care of logistics and is flexible with schedule adjustments so I can relax and enjoy the view. As a solo traveler, it’s not easy for me to find a tour that will accommodate a single person only. They always require a minimum of 2 people to operate a tour. I normally take the train to go around a country and sightsee on my own but with only a week in Romania and the number of cities I wanted to see, I was glad to find Nicolas Experience Tours to take me to Sibiu, Sighisoara, Biertan Fortress, Cozia Monastery, Brasov, Bran Castle, Snagov Monastery, and so much more in two days. Nicolas also has tours to Chișinău, Transnistria, and Bulgaria.

Tico Shuttle, Costa Rica

I took Tico Shuttle to go from Escazu (suburb of San Jose) to Jaco Beach on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and back to San Jose. Their drivers were prompt, careful, polite and even stopped along the way to show me some of the sights of Costa Rica.

Transportation options

I always check on different options of traveling from country to country or city to city. It’s an invaluable tool.


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