A Quick “Hello” to Helsinki

We got one late night and almost half a day in Finland’s capital city during our January trip. And although it was just a connection to help us get to the Arctic, we managed to make the most of it by visiting a couple cool sights around the city. Getting there from Bergen, Norway was…

Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Vigeland Sculpture Park

I’ll be honest- I’m not the biggest fan of summer. The heat is suffocating to me, I’m a magnet for mosquitoes, and the allure of “summer break” is gone once you enter the working world. Writing about my January trip to Norway is keeping me in a cool mindset, and one of the coolest places…

Dashing Through the Arctic

Our first night at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort gave us an amazing view of the Northern Lights, which you can read about here. We didn’t even realize how much more amazing our stay could be until the next day, when we headed out on a husky safari. This sledding adventure was one of the coolest (literally…

Duke Silver Does Tobyhanna

As the pandemic marches on, my state has been slowly opening businesses, and residents have been cautiously dipping their toes back into the world with masks and social distancing rules. Campgrounds were one of the first entities to open, and due to their outdoor, spread out nature, are widely considered safe. We took advantage of…

Five Big Ships

Before visiting Norway, most of what I knew about the country I had learned at the World Showcase in Disney World’s EPCOT theme park. Before Frozen-mania took over, the Norway pavilion was a celebration of the country’s rich history. One of my favorite parts was a short film called The Spirit of Norway. The opening…

An Evening with Aurora

Though the days are short and the temperatures are low, winter in Finland can still be warm and magical. It takes some planning, some strategy, and a whole lot of luck, but you just might look up at the night sky and find that it has actually come alive. So bundle up and grab your…

Inspiration in Oslo

January’s winter escape began in Oslo, Norway, a city filled with museums, shops, restaurants, churches, and enough to keep a tourist busy for days. Over the course of our trip, we spent about two full days there. We used buses, trains, Lime scooters, and our feet to get around, and were able to learn some…

Bangkok by the River

Our adventure in Southeast Asia started and ended in Bangkok, mostly because of the flights we were able to get. Two different friends, however, told us they hadn’t found much in Bangkok worth seeing and suggested we not waste time hanging out. We decided to give ourselves a little bit of time there anyway- and…