Helsinki harbor in the winter

WINTER IN HELSINKI & TALLINN WHAT TO PACK?

Visiting Helsinki and Tallinn in the winter is bitterly cold. You must be lucky if the sun appears during the winter. For instance, we have in Tallinn – it was a great sunny day, but it was pretty cold. The temperature in the winter can often be below freezing of – 6 ° C, and generally, there is quite a lot of rainfall all year round. Fortunately, we were so lucky during our trip it was dry and not snowing …

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Ferry crossing between Helsinki and Tallinn

FERRY FROM HELSINKI – TALLINN & VICE VERSA

Are you planning a trip to the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, or Helsinki, Finland? Well, how wonderful combining two cities in one trip. Here you’ll find the guide of the boat prices and timetables. But I recommend checking the ferries website before traveling as the schedule may change. Crossing with a ferry is the cheapest way between the two cities! The city break to the capital of Estonia and Finland were excellent. Though while planning this trip, I seem to …

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The charming village of Eguisheim in the Alsace

TOP SIX BEAUTIFUL TOWNS IN THE ALSACE

It’s summer in a scorching temperature, a public holiday. How fortunate I am living in a country with several public holidays in a year. I haven’t planned anything that day but knowing I’m going somewhere but didn’t know where to go. I have searched for last minute flights, but most of the destination I already have visited. So I thought, why not going on a road trip.   France is my favorite neighboring country and always lovely to visit anytime, as …

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One of Stockholm's bridges

TOP THINGS TO DO FOR 2 DAYS IN STOCKHOLM

Stockholm is one of my favorite cities in the Nordic. The excellent infrastructure, often with a fascinating history, draws travelers from all over the world. Also known as an expensive destination. But it doesn’t empty on anyone’s wallet if one does some research beforehand. However, it is my second time in Stockholm. My first visit was brief. It was a stopover for a couple of hours while traveling around Sweden in the summer. Therefore, I haven’t seen much of the …

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HOW TO FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS: HOW I DO IT

We’re all liked to travel, but when it comes to the air tickets sounds costly. Travel is fundamentally not expensive if you knew how to do it. I am going on a trip ten times a year, and two of these are a long-distance destination (mainly outside Europe) and the remaining part roundly Europe. At the beginning of my adventure in the ’90s, there weren’t many choices. Thus, the only way to arrange my trip is through a travel agency. …

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The historical town of Flores

UNMISSABLE THINGS TO DO-FLORES GUATEMALA

Flores seems a bit extinct and boring, but undoubtedly a beautiful town. Also, a starting point to the famous Mayan ruins Tikal. The greatest extent travelers based in Flores for Tikal, as there’s an amount of accommodations offer. However, there isn’t much to do in Flores. Also, Belize is close by, likely most of the travelers pursue their trip by crossing the border. One may wonder why this place is so popular, not only for Tikal. The truth is: We have …

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PACKING ONE MONTH ON A TRIP WITH CARRY-ON

How easy is it going on a trip so light, but took me years before I have done it. When I started traveling in 1990, I’m always going on a trip with two suitcases, a large bag, and a carry- on. Is like taking my wardrobe on a trip, packing too much stuff, mainly clothing. And at the end of my trip, I return home that half of my clothes haven’t worn. From large size, I switch to medium size …

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A boat sail in the peaceful river of Rio Dulce

ONE DAY IN RIO DULCE- A PERFECT STOPOVER

Rio Dulce the stunning beauty has made one of the most beautiful destinations in Guatemala. As soon you go up the river and see the fishermen’s houses on stilts, and the tropical forests you’re like in a different universe. The quietness and tranquility are so relaxing. The small village often skipped by travelers due to limitation on public transportation, or some say it is an ugly town. There isn’t much to do, but if you are looking for a place …

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Fisherman's boat with volcano on the back ground in Santiago

LAKE ATITLAN GUATEMALA TWO DAYS ITINERARY

Guatemala doesn’t seem a top destination in Central America. Basically, there is so much to see and do. However, with our little time, we managed to set Lake Atitlan on the itinerary. The beautiful Lake Atitlan is inevitable, a must on everyone’s list. Who doesn’t want to see the clear blue water? Massive volcanoes and charming villages surround this beautiful lake. Most people spend a couple of days to hike the volcanoes or visit the towns around the lake, which …

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PACAYA VOLCANO GUATEMALA

TREK TO ACTIVE PACAYA VOLCANO GUATEMALA

During our trip to Guatemala, we haven’t planned on visiting an active volcano. However, while in Antigua, we saw a lot of offers, a hike to Pacaya volcano, and very tempting, especially seeing the picture. I was uncertain about it, especially of the recent eruption in 2014. But the sentiment of doubtful was directly my answer, why not. It would be another luxurious experience to see an active volcano. I have been to an active volcano in Nicaragua and Costa …

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