What to expect from a Northern Lights Photography Course Finland

My first week here in a small village called Utsjoki in Finnish Lapland was a memorable one to say the least. Not only did I begin my training as a tourist guide, but I also had the pleasure to take part in my very first Northern Light Photography course…in Finnish. You love photography and would love to learn more about capturing the Northern Lights? Then...

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The Return to Lapland Finland

I’m in Finnish Lapland! Again?? This is my third time visiting one of the northernmost regions in Europe in just over a year and there is just no end in sight to my crazy love affair with this place. My passion for this winter wonderland however, is not the only reason I am here. My previous stay was aimed at learning more about the Sami...

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The Taste of: Kotor (Montenegro) Food

Kotor, Montenegro well and truly is a foodie heaven! Everything is seasonal and locally produced: fresh fish, seafood and plenty of delicious sweet treats to choose from. The Boka Bay region where Kotor is located is made up out of four bays, which have been named one of the most beautiful bays in the world. But it’s not just pretty views that this coastal region...

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Motivation Monday – Seize the day Travel

Each year millions of people get excited about New Year’s Eve: a night to go out, have fun and celebrate the start of a new year. But what does really mean besides it acting as a measure of time? The New Year equals a new beginning. For many of us it’s a chance to do better. An opportunity to improve our quality of  life and...

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Road Trip: 10 Places you need to visit in Southern Iceland Iceland

Iceland is the type of place that you could spend weeks exploring without ever getting bored. Unfortunately most of us only have limited time to see this insta-famous island. So how do you fit everything worth seeing into just a few days in Iceland? You pick one part at a time and do a self-drive tour aka a road trip. The South Coast of the...

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Snowshoeing in Lapland’s Wintry Wilderness Finland

I always thought I’m more of a spring and summer person, but when winter means snow, ice and aurora watching season, then there is no other season that gets me quite so excited. One of the reasons I love winter is because of the way it transforms the landscape. A cover of snow and ice crystals just makes everything look magical. The other reason I...

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Northern Lights: How to experience & capture the magic Travel

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) is without a doubt one of the most fascinating natural wonders. The dancing light show is an experience that features on most people’s bucket list, yet only very few of us live in places where you can experience this extra ordinary phenomenon. I have been fortunate enough to spent some time in Finnish Lapland last winter and while there are...

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A Photography Tour of Coney Island USA

Coney Island is a photographer’s dream come true. A quirky oasis of colours and interesting personalities combined with a rich history. I knew as soon as I had made plans to visit New York, that Coney Island needed to be part of my itinerary. So when I found out that Local Expeditions are offering photography tours of Coney Island run by a local photographer, I...

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Iceland on a budget: 15 tips to help you explore Iceland for less Iceland

Iceland is known for two things: its dramatic volcanic landscape and for a being one of the most expensive countries in the world.  I have been wanting to visit Iceland since I spotted it from a plane window back in 2009. I was embarking on my first solo trip to New Zealand and was immediately smitten with the rugged terrain. When I started researching the...

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Toronto’s Kensington Market – A melting pot of flavours and colours Canada / Culture

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and is considered one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There are more than 140 different languages and dialects spoken in Toronto and half of its population was born outside of Canada. People from Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe call this city their home and with so much diversity, it is no surprise that you can see,...

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