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…

Everglades and heavy shopping

Everglades and heavy shopping

On the second morning in Florida we had breakfast at the house and hopped in the car to head to the Everglades. We had bought tickets online for Coopertown Airboat that has been in operation since 1945. We arrived at Coopertown Airboat around 11 am…

Seeking sunshine in Florida

Seeking sunshine in Florida

Last year, Christmas awarded us three mid-week days off, so by taking a couple of vacation days we managed to get a long enough vacation to seek sunshine a little further afield. Our choice was Florida and more specifically Fort Lauderdale. We had booked a…

Birthday dinner in Tallinn

Birthday dinner in Tallinn

Hubby’s birthday fell on a Friday this year and as we both happened to have that day off work, we decided to take an overnight trip to Tallinn and celebrate there. We hopped on the Eckerö ferry in Helsinki at 9 am and arrived in…

Swedish and international cuisine

Swedish and international cuisine

Finally, the post about what we ate on our summer vacation in Sweden. As I mentioned in my first post on Gotland, our first dinner in Visby wasn’t anything to write home about. It was a portion of fish & chips that swam in grease.…

Archipelago cruise and Fotografiska

Archipelago cruise and Fotografiska

After the ferry docked in Nynäshamn and driving for about an hour we arrived in Stockholm and located our hotel on Södermalm. The NoFo hotel was lovely and had an excellent wine bar and terrace. I can warmly recommend this hotel housed in a building…

Fårö – more to see than just sheep

Fårö – more to see than just sheep

On our last whole day on Gotland we decided to head out to Fårö, which is a separate island north of Gotland. To get to Fårö from Gotland you take a car ferry across the narrow Fårö strait. Our adventure on Fårö started with a…

Exploring northern Gotland

Exploring northern Gotland

On Wednesday we woke up to another beautiful morning on Gotland and after breakfast we jumped in the car and headed out to explore the areas north from Visby. First, we headed to see the biggest rauk on Gotland, Jungfrun. A rauk is a column-like…

Visby – a cozy little town chock-full of history

Visby – a cozy little town chock-full of history

As I mentioned in a previous post, this summer we headed to Sweden and Gotland. First, we drove to Turku and hopped on the evening ferry to Stockholm. Viking Grace and Oscar á la carte offered a tasty dinner and a good night’s sleep. The…

10 + 1 travel quotes that reflect me

10 + 1 travel quotes that reflect me

I decided to delve into the myriad of travel quotes you can find online and make a list of the quotes that best describe my own attitude towards and thoughts about travel. I used Canva to make the pictures. To me, this describes travel to…