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Why Every Traveler Needs to See Finnish Lapland Before They Die

Visiting Lapland in Finland is and shall remain one of my all-time favorite travel experiences which is why I’ve decided to put the word out to all travelers that it […]

This Week on SHABL: Ice Fishing in Utsjoki, Finnish Lapland

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… Moi from Finland, SHABL! Far from vacationing in St. Lucia, I’m currently traveling around Suomi aka Finland with my partner in crime- my iPhone. I’ll […]

On My European To Do List…Finnish Lapland

Back in the day I was quite fine with only spending a couple hours in a place just to say “I’ve been there”, but how times have changed. I’d almost […]

Karaoke in Karakol & Other Things That’ll Blow Your Mind Around Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

It’s big, it’s warm, it’s salty, – and it’s by far one of Kyrgyzstan’s top tourist attractions. Talking about none other than Issyk Kul.

Summer Vibes from Finland’s Archipelago: Nagu, Kökar & Mariehamn

Nokia, Santa Claus, Angry Birds, goth metal bands, and saunas are just a few things that probably come to mind when you think of Finland…but summer? Last grand tour I […]

Highlights of the Ruisrock Festival in Turku, Finland

Seems like ages ago that I properly attended a European music festival. And by properly attended, I mean went to hang out IN the festival and not just backstage. Don’t […]

Exploring Quebec, Canada – Most European City in North America?

Taking a quick trip to Canada this past February was not as random as it seemed. Although it wasn’t planned that far in advance and Canada probably isn’t a place […]

6 Reasons Why You Should Visit South Estonia, Not Tallinn

I can think of one hundred different reasons to visit Tallinn. It’s one of my favorite cities to look at in all of Europe and while we’ve had our fair […]

Reindeer Herding in Samiland

There are certain travel experiences that are simply indescribable because no words could ever do them justice. My first time being on the tundra in Samiland (near Nuorgam in northern […]

This Week on SHABL: Blonde Gypsy Finland Trip in Photos

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… Hei SHABL, So my nineteen days in Finland came and went like a bolt of lightning, but it was by far one of […]

The Blonde Gypsy Will Be Exploring Finland!

From the depths of the Caribbean to the heights of the Arctic Circle (on a map), I bet you didn’t see this one coming, did you? I’m writing this message […]