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Europe

First Impressions Of Finland: A Friendly But Puzzling Land

Aerial view of Oulanka National Park in Northern Finland

Finland is amazing. The country is gorgeous, its food delicious and its people polite and friendly. In many ways the entire country runs so smoothly (often solely on the honor system) that we can all learn from Finnish people. Things here just work. Flawlessly….Except for those few puzzling times when they don’t and you just … Read More

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

Solo Travel

Traveling alone can always be a challenge and a daunting experience — especially for solo female travelers. The sense of nervousness can be heightened when you are a female wandering around solo. While the world is a beautiful place, it can also be scary and you shouldn’t take security lightly as a female traveler. Nonetheless, … Read More

Whoa @Finnair Didn’t Rob My Luggage — They Repacked It!

Delsey suitcase in Bangkok

I have been crisscrossing the globe from 39,000 feet up in the air for nearly a decade across with countless different airlines and this might just be the greatest airline story ever. It all started yesterday when I flew from Helsinki to Bangkok via Finnair. I had to pause my winter fun to come to … Read More

Experiencing New Things: Why Travel Is Priceless

Skiing in Vail, Colorado is some of the best in the world!

Traveling without any new experiences is not real traveling, it is commuting. In order to have a truly epic vacation, you need to get out there and experience as many new things as possible. This includes not just seeing and doing but also eating, learning and experiencing. Exploring new places creates priceless memories that shape … Read More

Going Down: Top Caves, Mines & Underground Destinations in Europe

Ben Cruachan, also known as The Hollow Mountain, in Scotland

I don’t know if it is due to my mother coming from a mining area, visiting underground mines or caves at a young age, or my own technical work experience gained at mines in Germany and Mongolia, but I like going underground. Caverns, mines, tunnels…you name it! Some of these trips have been pretty spectacular … Read More

16 Must See Places Before You Die

Breathtaking view of Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Everyone has a bucket list of things to accomplish in our lifetime, including exotic destinations to travel and see must places before you die. Those things that you’ve always wanted to do. What some people call dreams, you prefer to call goals. Why wait for tomorrow to fulfill those wishes? There is a universe full … Read More

Experiencing The Best Offbeat Amsterdam Activities

Colorful buildings in a frozen white Amsterdam winter -- welcome to the Netherlands

Few cities are as quirky and universally known as Amsterdam. It is a wildly popular tourist destination, and for good reason. The general vibe in Amsterdam and the feeling you get walking the streets is distinctly unique and impossible to ignore. The next time you find yourself in Amsterdam and need something new to do, … Read More

Top 5 Excursions in Krakow, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow, Poland

Based on my experience visiting Krakow and its environs over nearly 20 years, here are my Top 5 Krakow excursions in and near the city. Some you’d expect, some surprises, but all are entertaining — and a couple are even worth doing repeatedly 😉 Top 5 Krakow Excursions   1.   Auschwitz (Oswiecim in Polish) … Read More

Top 5 Restaurants in Krakow, Poland

Home of the best Polish food in Krakow

Searching for delicious Krakow restaurants? Presenting the first of my three Krakow “Top 5” lists. After years of visiting Poland, I’ve spent plenty of time eating my way around not just Krakow but the entire country. Truthfully I’m looking forward to patronizing these delicious eateries again very soon myself, when I visit Krakow again in … Read More