Jewels of the Baltic: A Photo Diary of Helsinki, Tallinn & St. Petersburg

The second installment of our Baltic cruise tales. Missed the first one — Bruges and Copenhagen?  Check it out here!


Finland’s capital is a city of green spaces and an electrifying Design District. It’s also the only European capital with no medieval past. The archipelago of Helsinki consists of around 330 islands with many of them reachable by daily ferry, which sadly Dan and I did not explore. By the time our cruise pulled into Helsinki’s port, we were weary travelers and ready for a day of just relaxing, so after a short walk around downtown Helsinki, we esconsed ourselves at a Thai restaurant for a long lunch and an afternoon of reading.

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Favorite Travel Memories of 2016

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As 2016 comes to an end, it’s time to look back over the past twelve months’ worth of adventures and reminisce about the year’s best travel moments. Dan and I continued to travel widely through Europe, exploring 19 countries this year, 15 of which we hadn’t been to before. I know I am […]

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