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Italian Farmstay: Agriturismo Holiday in Tuscany

Agriturismo Casalpiano swimming-pool

We had a perfect agriturismo holiday in Tuscany. This post presents our farm stay near Pienza and the beautiful Tuscan scenery in the area south of Siena.  An agriturismo holiday in Tuscany had been in my dreams and then there was a chance to take a short break in May. We bought flights to Italy, rented a car and a booked a ...

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Tuscany Scenic Drive

Tuscany scenic drive view from Volterra

Tuscany is full of scenic roads and it’s hard to choose which one to take. We took a flight to Pisa, rented the cutest little Fiat and hit the road. And I think we found the best places Tuscany, Italy has to offer. You can follow our Tuscany scenic drive and absorb the beauty – and then start planning your ...

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Tampere Winter Walk

Pispala view to lake Pyhäjärvi, Tampere

This post shows you the Tampere winter and what sunny January weather can be like in Finland. We finally got snow and in some places a lot of it. Extreme Finnish winter temperatures and sunny winter days are finally here!  I went for a walk in the cold Tampere winter weather. I walked to the bridges of Tammerkoski rapids and to the slopes of Pispala Ridge outside Tampere ...

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Road Trip in Ireland: Dublin to Galway, Moher and Cork

The cliffs of Moher, Ireland

In this post I’ll show you our road trip in Ireland, from Dublin to Galway Doolin Cave, Cliffs of Moher, Limerick and Cork. I will give you my best tips for planning a self drive trip around the emerald isle. You will also get our itinerary map.  Me and three of my friends spent a week driving around in the ...

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Dining in Gdansk Old Town Restaurants

Restaurant Pod Lososiem, Gdansk

Before my trip to Gdansk I only had a vague idea of Polish food in my mind: potatoes, sauerkraut and pork. But after dining in Gdansk this idea had changed. Gdansk is on the coast so they serve a lot of fish, and even meat dishes were not heavy as I had thought. I wanted to taste local dishes, that’s what ...

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Slowinski National Park Sand Dunes

Slowinski National Park, Poland

This post will tell you what to see in Slowinski National Park on the Baltic Coast of Poland. Slowinski is famous for its sand dunes that move 10 meters a year, pushed by the wind. Some of the dunes get high like hills and you can climb on them. To get to Slowinski National Park we made a day trip by car ...

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Bike Trip from Gdansk to Sopot Beach

Sopot Pier

We were visiting Gdansk that is an inland city and we wanted to see the Baltic coast of Poland so we rented bikes in a bike rental in Gdansk Old Town and made a lovely bike trip from Gdansk to Sopot Beach. Sopot is a pretty spa town famous for its thermal baths, sandy beach and music festivals. Sopot beach and pier, ...

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Ski Tour in Lapland Wilderness

Skiing in sunshine

We spent a week on our ski tour in Lapland in the wilderness of Urho Kekkonen National Park. I flew to Ivalo, Finland with three friends from Switzerland during Easter 2015. All we had with us was backpacks with warm clothes and food. No electricity, no modern conveniences. Only snow, sunshine and wild nature. – Guest post by Maria Nygård – Lapland ...

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A Walking Tour of Historic Gdansk

Historic Gdansk from Motlawa river

This blog post tells you about the historic Gdansk by the Baltic Sea. We stayed there for a weekend and were surprised how great history this more than thousand years-old town has. And that there were so many things to see!  We walked up and down the old streets of Gdansk. We also made trips out from the city, but in this blog post I’m telling you about the ...

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What to Do in Krakow Old Town in One Day

Horses and a carriage, Krakow Old Town

This post shows you what to see in Krakow Old Town in one day. Krakow in the south of Poland is the country’s former royal capital, full of art and culture. Walking in Krakow Old Town is like stepping back in time. What about the trumpeter playing from the top of the church tower – every hour and in all directions – to make sure everybody knows the time? ...

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