Hubby’s birthday dinner at Kuusi Palaa

Hubby’s birthday dinner at Kuusi Palaa

Hubby had his birthday on Monday and instead of a present, I booked a hotel and dinner for us. It almost felt like an extended weekend even though I did some work on Monday morning before heading to the hotel. Renovated hotel Marski The Scandic 

Imatra and Savonlinna

Imatra and Savonlinna

After leaving Lappeenranta we headed towards Savonlinna for the second leg of our vacation. On the way, we made a few stops to kill time. Imatran Valtionhotelli and rapids We first stopped at Imatran Valtionhotelli hotel. The hotel is a castle-like building in the national 

Lappeenranta offered culinary delights

Lappeenranta offered culinary delights

Our summer vacation rolled around in mid-August. Our first stop on this year’s “COVID vacation” was Lappeenrata. Fortress area We started our adventure in Lappeenranta by checking into Rakuuna hotel. The hotel is located in old garrison buildings from the 1890’s. The room was huge 

Celebrating 24 years of marriage

Celebrating 24 years of marriage

We celebrated our wedding anniversary in early June. It seems incredible to me that I have been traveling with my hubby for over 24 years – where have the years gone. New hotel by central railway station I had booked a night for us at 

Birthday celebration in Turku

Birthday celebration in Turku

This year I decided to celebrate my birthday in my old hometown Turku. This is the city where both me and hubby went to Uni and where we met and eventually fell in love and married. I also lived here for a few years as 

Another staycation: New hotel and classic restaurants

Another staycation: New hotel and classic restaurants

A couple of weeks ago it was time for another staycation in Helsinki. There is this newish hotel I was dying to test out and as it was blini season we opted for some classic restaurants. Hotel U14, a new favorite Hotel U14 that is 

Two-day minibreak in Helsinki

Two-day minibreak in Helsinki

This post has been in the making forever as my new job has kept me busy and I’ve ignored my blog. Hotel Haven never fails After Christmas, we spent two nights at our favorite hotel in Helsinki, Hotel Haven. Once again I had booked a 

Klaus K & Bardot – a relaxing Friday

Klaus K & Bardot – a relaxing Friday

I had a day off on Friday and had grabbed a nice hotel deal a few months ago. So, we spent one night at a hotel and had an excellent dinner in Helsinki on Friday. Klaus K Sky Studio After hubby finished work on Friday 

Urban hotel Verso in Jyväskylä

Urban hotel Verso in Jyväskylä

Due to some family issues we ended up taking an ex-tempore two-night stay in Jyväskylä. We took off on a couple of days’ notice, so I booked a hotel through booking.com and managed to get a pretty good deal. Modern hotel on historic premises On 

Mariehamn and Eckerö

Mariehamn and Eckerö

I apologize for the short hibernation on the blog, I’ve been on vacation and suffering from a bit of a blogger’s block. Well, at least, I’ve collected material for posts while I’ve been away. Vacation trip kicked off To kick off our summer vacation we