UNCOMMON Gallery is launching its travel group this spring with an 8-day and 7-night trip to Latvia on May 16th–23rd. Michael Colanero of Uncommon Stock (OMP Member #91273) has passed along the invitation to all OMP models, photographers, artists, designers, and anyone interested in exploring this unique country.
They have chosen a location that will appeal to anyone with an interest in history or the world around them, yet will particularly strike the hearts of the artists and photographers with the wide diversity of the area – enough to fill up your mind and memory cards with the limitless photo ops and beautiful scenery.
The group will be leaving from JFK airport in NY and flying directly into the capital city of Riga (round trip flight from JFK to Riga included in travel package). From there they are getting picked up to go to a beach resort named by Forbes Magazine as the best SPA hotel in the Baltic Region and the only Five Star SPA resort on the beach (packages include hotel stay). With only a 20-minute ride away from the capital, all will get to take advantage of the Latvian Riviera and the action of the capital city nearby.
The first night starts with a complimentary mix and mingle party for everyone to get acquainted, make new friends and team up for excursions or fun. Included is a hot daily breakfast buffet (no mini continental breakfasts here) featuring hot vegetarian, meat and fish options. For evening dining options, the hotel has a café, bar and two upscale restaurants, with other diverse dining options within walking distance.
The following day the group will be going on a guided tour of the old city in Riga (also included in the package) and exploring its 800 year old architecture, Art Nouveau scenery, churches and cobble stone streets. For more adventurous travelers there are daily optional trips (the excursions are pretty inexpensive/breakdown will follow) to explore other towns, nature, castles, traditional bread baking, cooking classes, or even trips to the other Baltic States until it is time to depart this UNCOMMON location.
For solo options, take advantage of the world class SPA (one selected treatment is included), sauna (included), heated sea water pool (included), or just take a short train or taxi ride to the capital city of Riga. A charming beach town with cafes, shops and restaurants is located within walking distance of the SPA hotel and resort. The last day we are shuttled back to the airport (included) for the return trip to NY.
Travelers on this trip will have the opportunity to enter photos from the trip or paintings inspired on the way into a special juried art exhibit to be held at UNCOMMON Gallery shortly upon return.
For more details and package rates, email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org