5 Reasons Why We Love Off-Season Travel

Not everyone thinks “Iceland” when they think winter travel. Except my family. Last winter, we traveled to Iceland and are officially hooked on off-season travel. So much so that we have planned another cold-weather trip this winter to the Faroe Islands. While our reasons for traveling off-season may apply to traveling to both warm and Read More …

How I Traveled Scandinavia For Six Days With Less Than $1000

In November 2015, I spent six days traveling solo through Scandinavia to three capital cities and spent a total of USD $883.39, including all airfare, accommodations, museums, food/drinks, and shopping. I did not create a budget for this trip beforehand as it was a last minute trip that I knew I wanted to take regardless of cost. I Read More …

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 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, Read More …