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 

Eating reindeer and visiting pandas

Eating reindeer and visiting pandas

Hubby celebrated his birthday last Sunday. As we had planned a weekend away with friends, we had an early birthday dinner already on Thursday. Reindeer weeks at Restaurant Lasipalatsi We chose an old favorite for hubby’s birthday dinner, Restaurant Lasipalatsi. The building in which the 

Åland offered culinary delights

Åland offered culinary delights

Like I promised, here is a separate post on all the lovely food we got to enjoy during our Åland adventure. I had booked a table for us for the first night at a tapas restaurant in Mariehamn called Boquerian. I instantly liked the vibe 

Two dinners in Kotka

Two dinners in Kotka

I had made reservations in advance for our dinners in Kotka. On the first evening, we dined at Keisarinsatama, which is located three kilometers outside the city center. The restaurant is housed in an old brewery building called Kotkan Höyrypanimo (Kotka Steam Brewery). Keisarinsatama means 

Anniversary celebration

Anniversary celebration

Last Sunday was our anniversary but we celebrated one day early on Saturday. As some COVID restrictions are gradually lifting I’d booked us a hotel room for one night and dinner. I cannot begin to express how great it felt to get a little variety 

Tame pelicans and exceptional Japanese food

Tame pelicans and exceptional Japanese food

Monday was our last day in Florida before the flight back home on Tuesday. We decided to head out to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to check out Anglins Pier and the beach. Anglins Fishing Pier is the longest pier in South Florida but not all of it is 

Seafood and river cruise

Seafood and river cruise

We had no actual plans for Saturday, so we headed out on a mission to find a few things friends had asked us to bring back to Finland. On the same adventure we also did some more shopping for ourselves at Pembroke Lakes Mall and