24 Hours in Helsinki

In November 2015, I embarked on a one week journey through Scandinavia, an area of Europe I had been wanting to see for years. My first stop was Helsinki, the capital city of Finalnd. Helsinki sits on a peninsula in the southern part of Finland on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Helsinki was established in 1550 by the King of Sweden as a trading competitor Read More …

Suomenlinna: A World Heritage Site

On an island off Helsinki sits Suomenlinna, a sea fortress and UNESCO World Heritage site. Suomenlinna was built during the Swedish era (1748-1808) as a base for the Archipelago Fleet, or the “fleet of the army.” The archipelago fleet was a branch of the Swedish armed forces created to protect the Swedish coasts during several wars, including the Seven Years’ War, the Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90, Read More …

Our First Liebster Award!

This has been a great week for MVMT Blog as we’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award and the Liebster Award! We are so honored and grateful to Erin at Wonderlost Travels for nominating us for our first Liebster Award. Erin and her travel buddy, Eva, blog about their travel adventures and what they’ve learned from traipsing across the globe with curious eyes. Be sure to check Read More …

Our Upcoming Travels & THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD

As we’re mapping out our travels for the next six months or so, we thought it would be a great idea to share our upcoming travels with you for two reasons: (1) to let you know what types of posts to look for in the upcoming months, and (2) to solicit your advice on these destinations. We are also proud to announce that we have been awarded Read More …

Hostel Review: City Backpackers Hostel Stockholm

At the recommendation of a friend, I stayed at the City Backpackers Hostel Stockholm in November 2015 for two nights while traveling solo through Scandinavia. As an avid hostel stayer with both positive and negative experiences, I would highly recommend City Backpackers Hostel Stockholm to anyone traveling to Stockholm, but especially for solo travelers, as it is clean, comfortable, well-staffed, and a great place to meet other travelers. Read More …

A Weekend Getaway to Iceland

Last Thanksgiving (end of November for Americans), my family and I took a trip to Iceland for the long weekend/holiday. Like most of my trips, this one was short because my job doesn’t allow me to take much time off. We arrived in Iceland early Thursday morning after a short 5 hour flight from Toronto, and we departed Saturday evening. I don’t think most people Read More …

Our Top 10 Tips for Packing Light

Anyone who’s seen my closet knows I have way too many clothes. However, when it comes to packing for my trips, I have an uncanny ability to fit my life in a backpack that meets every budget airline’s carry on size requirements. I love packing light because it makes traveling between cities so much easier, and it’s easier on my back, too! Here are our Read More …

Our Favorite Fun Activities Around Niagara Falls

I remember going to Niagara Falls as a child and having no interest in it after my first visit, which included the “opportunity” to ride the Maid of the Mist, which left me cold, wet, and utterly miserable. Now that my parents have lived in Toronto for 6-7 years and I’ve been to Niagara Falls at least another 20 times, I’ve grown to love and look forward Read More …

How to Stay Safe While Travelling With a Camera

The following is a guest post by Effy of Effy Images. My camera is my baby. I only let people I trust hold him, and I constantly worry about how he’ll react when it’s too hot or too cold. But I also don’t want him missing out on any of the sights, which means he comes with me everywhere, making travelling very stressful and giving me Read More …

24 Hours In Vienna

After my first stop in Budapest, the second stop on my five-countries-in-five-days trip was Vienna, Austria. Upon arriving in the Wien Haubtbahnhof, I was excited to once again hear German spoken around me and to see signs advertising dishes with things such as sauerkraut and schnitzel. I arrived in Vienna just before noontime and immediately headed to my accommodation. When I was booking a place Read More …