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  • Great Ways To Spend Ruka’s Long Summer Days

    November 7, 2015

    Lapland is a region that is well known for its winter attractions. From dogsledding to northern lights watching, nearly all of the activities that immediately spring to mind when people think of Finland’s north are only available during the coldest months of the year. As a ski resort, Ruka (located just south of Lapland in…

  • Exploring Helsinki’s Archipelago by Kayak

    October 30, 2015

    The idea of an archipelago in a Nordic country used to bring to mind thoughts of Volvos inching down roads made of ice, red wooden saunas barely peeking out of the snow, and hovercrafting. I guess that’s not surprising, since all of my experiences in the Nordics up until this summer were at the height…

  • A Rare Business Class Experience on Finnair

    October 27, 2015

    I’ve always wished that I was one of those people that could drop off to sleep anywhere. Unfortunately, I’m not. I’m the person sitting next to you on the airplane that is constantly wiggling, trying to find a place for my legs that isn’t in the back of the person in front of me (and…

  • Hopping Around the Hebrides With Haggis Adventures

    October 21, 2015

    I’ve been feeling the ‘Deep Scottish Love’ since I was seven years old. That was the year that I was introduced to Scotland in a trip that featured sitting on a canon outside a 13th-century castle (Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull — still one of my favourites!) and my younger brother trying to…

  • What’s In My Bag: A Travel Photography Gear Guide

    October 16, 2015

    It’s been a bit quiet around here recently. Those of you following along with me on my newsletter or on social media (particularly on Instagram) know that I have been travelling through Northern Europe since the middle of June. It has been an epic adventure that has so far spanned 12 countries…and I still have…

  • Segwaying Through the Rainforest at O’Reilly’s

    May 26, 2015

    When you think of the rainforest, what comes to mind? Lush green vegetation? Crystal clear streams plummeting off cliffs, creating cascades and waterfalls along the way? Leeches and other fun bugs? I can almost guarantee that one of the things you did not think of was a Segway. These two-wheeled contraptions are usually associated with…

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