Unwinding at Fell Centre Kiilopaa, Lapland, Finland

“For one?”, the bus driver asked incredulously as I got my ticket leaving the Ivalo Airport. “Just me, to Kiilopaa,” I replied with a smile. He shrugged, smiled at me, and handed me my ticket. “Kiitos” I said,… Read More

A Weekend In: Helsinki

Hanging Out In February -1C never felt so good! The sun was shining, the clouds were fading, I had a full belly and was ready to explore! As I headed out of my hotel I had no clue… Read More

A Weekend In: Budapest, You Da Best!

I was wholly unprepared for what was awaiting me on a last-minute trip to Budapest. When a return flight ticket costs 26€, you buy first and ask questions later. A very unplanned, but exhilarating two days in Budapest… Read More

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy

While all roads may lead to Roma, sometimes it’s worth going against the grain. If you’re going to Milano and you fly into BGY, you’ve already done most of the work. So take a day and get to… Read More

Brescia, Lombardia, Italy

It’s been a long time since I’ve gone to a city and haven’t heard a single word of English all day. The city of Brescia, located an hour away from Milano in the Lombardia region of Italy, broke… Read More


Make a Beeline to Radovljica, Slovenia

I went to Radovljica, located near Bled and about 30 minutes from Ljubljana, after hiking around Bohinji Jezero. I spent the latter part of that rainy day exploring this small, but interesting and delicious town. Most of the… Read More

Monte Resegone: Trail 10 in Lombardia, Italy

Monte Resegone refers to the ridge of mountains located east of Lecco and Lago di Como. It’s name comes from the word for “saw” in the local Lombardian dialect (resegà). The highest of this saw-toothed range is Punta… Read More

Bled Island

Trips to Bled Island and Bled Castle

So you haven’t had enough of Bled, eh? Don’t worry, neither had I. If you don’t have time to visit both Bled Castle and Bled Island, my vote is for the island. The island is a much more unusual… Read More

Bohinj Jezero (Lake Bohinj) Hike

  Bohinj Jezero is a bit of a secret, but the cat is out of the bag, so get over there now! Apparently many locals in the region view the clean, translucent waters of Lake Bled as “too… Read More

A Weekend In: Dresden, City of Past and Present

Grey and gloomy as it was, Dresden still delivered quite a memorable punch. Located a two hour train ride south of Berlin on the way to Prague, Dresden makes a perfect weekend trip, or even a long day… Read More