Category Archives: Planning tips

Tallinn to Helsinki Ferry: Cruising Across the Baltic Sea with Tallink Megastar

It took me eight years of living in Europe to take a Baltic ferry.  I have visited the Baltics and Nordics so many times (I mean, I lived in Norway for four years!), but I never seemed to hop aboard a ship and sail to my next destination; it was all about the plane journey.  […]

What to Know Before Hiking in Jotunheimen (Tips + Trails)

Summer scenery in Jotunheimen national park in Norway

Are you planning a trip to go hiking in Jotunheimen National Park in Norway? This guide gives you all the tips (from a Norwegian!) and things to consider before you go! Jotunheim National Park Hiking Guide The magic of wild nature, mighty mountain ranges, remote lakes, and raging weather has been a part of Norwegian […]

Arriving at Almaty Airport with airBaltic (and What to Do Once You Land)

Arriving at Almaty Airport with airBaltic (and What to Do Once You Land) bombardier cs300 airbaltic inside of plane

I am not really someone who traditionally has been loyal to certain airlines.  I frequently flew with American Airlines in the US because I had a lot of points with them and could cash in for free flights on a regular basis.  However, once I moved to Europe… I was in a territory where discount […]

Norway in October: Everything to Know + Best Places to Visit

Sjunkhatten National Park near Bodo in autumn

When I first moved to Norway, I was told that autumn was one of the best seasons to visit the country. Sure, it rained a fair amount in Norway in October… at least where I moved to, but it was still oh-so-beautiful. This is a guide to everything to know before spending October in Norway.  […]