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Tip 25: Cross pack to avoid being stranded if your luggage is lost

Tip 25: Cross pack to avoid being stranded if your luggage is lost

Everyone knows you may lose your luggage when traveling, especially if you have a layover. Personally, I’ve been lucky enough so far to only have lost my luggage when returning home. That’s really no issue as you have more clothes, etc. at home. However, losing 

Tip 24: Leave some leeway in your budget

Tip 24: Leave some leeway in your budget

We’re lucky enough not to really have to budget our trips apart from the amount of cash we’ll bring. I’m, however aware of the fact that for many people travel is only possible if they budget. Even though we don’t really budget we’re still aware 

8 travel products that seem useful

8 travel products that seem useful

I had a browse through Amazon for travel products and found eight I could buy right now. I think all of these seem useful and I would absolutely use them. All product pictures are from Amazon. This is not an affiliate post, I simply find 

Piri-piri kanaa ja espanjalaista punaviiniä

Piri-piri kanaa ja espanjalaista punaviiniä

Viikonloppuna kolusin taas viinikaappia ja kaivoin esiin Rosa viini- ja ruokakerhon toimittaman punaviinin. Kesäviikonloppuisin on grilli ollut ahkerassa käytössä ja niin nytkin, kun grillasin viinin kaveriksi kanaa ja perunoita. English summary at the end of the post. Viinikaapista käteen osui espanjalainen Piedemonte Grandes Tierras -viini. 

Tip 23: Pre-book your tickets to attractions

Tip 23: Pre-book your tickets to attractions

I try to pre-book all tickets to attractions and similar if possible. I feel there are several benefits to this course of action. One benefit is that if participation is limited you can secure your spot in advance. This way you know for sure you’ll 

Vacation sorted

Vacation sorted

We finally made decisions about our summer vacation last weekend. After some consideration, we decided we’ll go to the Åland Islands. As we had also considered a road trip in Eastern Finland and hubby really wanted to visit the Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka we 

Tip 22: Take free walking tours

Tip 22: Take free walking tours

As I’ve mentioned numerous times before, the best way to explore a new place is on foot. This is something you can easily do on your own and it’s easy to find route suggestions online or in guide books. However, there is also another great 

Why I travel

Why I travel

Everyone who travels has their own reasons for why. I thought I would share my reasons and motivation for traveling. Exploring new cultures A main motivation for my travel is to learn about new cultures. In culture I also include food and drink. I love 

Juhannusvalkkari ja grillattua lohta

Juhannusvalkkari ja grillattua lohta

Juuri parahiksi ennen juhannusta Rosa viini- ja ruokakerho toimitti kesäisiä viinejä maisteltavaksi. Kesän kunniaksi oli tällä kertaa mukana myös pari hanapakkausta, joista toinen pääsi mukanamme mökkiolosuhteisiin juhannuksen viettoon. English summary at the end of the post. Kyseessä oli espanjalainen Piqueras Sauvignon Verdejo. Itse ostan ainoastaan 

Tip 21: Avoid restaurants in touristy areas

Tip 21: Avoid restaurants in touristy areas

Do you like paying high prices for mediocre food? Me neither, and that’s why I try to avoid restaurants in touristy areas. It is rare to find good food for reasonable prices in areas where you find a lot of tourists. So, I recommend venturing