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  • Hitting the Trails in Ylläs

    December 18, 2015

    Two years ago, my visit to Lapland in winter was magical. Everything about it was completely foreign to me, which made the trip that much more special. However, it could occasionally be limiting as well. My complete lack of experience with winter conditions meant that I didn’t trust myself to wander too far away from…

  • Becoming an Amethyst Miner in Pyhä-Luosto

    December 15, 2015

    No matter where I am in the world, my visits to national parks usually include activities like hiking or kayaking. I love going out in nature when I visit a new place; it’s only then that I really feel like I start to understand the place I’m in. It’s no surprise, then, that some of my favourite places in…

  • What’s It Like to Explore Scotland With Haggis Adventures?

    December 8, 2015

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about how much I loved exploring the Hebrides with Haggis Adventures. Scotland was already one of my favourite places in the world and a place where I spent some of the best vacations of my childhood, and my trip to the Hebrides with Haggis Adventures just validated that Deep…

  • Things You Might Not Know About the Midnight Sun

    December 1, 2015

    Lapland and Northern Norway are not places that you travel to expecting to sleep at traditional hours. No matter what the season, the natural phenomena of the Arctic Circle are often at their strongest in the middle of the night; the northern lights dance overhead in the darkness of winter and the midnight sun shines…

  • How To Recover Photos from a Failed Memory Card

    November 27, 2015

    “This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged. Insert another card.” It’s the last thing anyone wants to see blinking on their camera’s LCD, particularly when they are halfway around the world from home. Unfortunately, that was exactly the screen I saw while shooting on location in the Isle of Skye with Haggis…

  • Celebrating Midsummer in Rovaniemi

    November 21, 2015

    In the Nordic countries, midsummer is a big deal. It’s similar to a national day, like the Fourth of July or Australia Day, but without the nationalistic overtones; simply put, it’s a huge party that celebrates the never-ending light of summer and the fact that there is no snow anywhere to be seen. This past…

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