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Published : Feb, 2023

Sites and attractions | Outdoor Activities
Äkäslompolo | Sauna Gondola Ride | Snowshoe | Dogsledding | Snowmobiling | Kittilä | Rovaniemi | SnowVillage | Skiing | Northern Lights
Before I finally resolved to visit more cold spots this winter, after fully experiencing my first winter of life (in my 30s, I know. I’m late), I came to realize that it’s actually one of my favorite seasons.

There are so many things that you can only do when it’s really, truly cold outside, and Finnish Lapland is the perfect place to do them all. From playing in the snow to all of the adrenaline activities and cool things you can do either solo or with friends, I was really impressed by the offerings there and found myself fantasizing about renting a little cottage there next winter, just so that I could ski on those uncrowded slopes and stare up at the sky hoping for the aurora borealis.

Here are 13 things I tried and that I have a feeling you’ll love too when you visit Lapland:

Published : Jan, 2022

Sites and attractions | Outdoor Activities
Saariselkä | Santa-Home & Planetarium | Viewing the Aurora Borealis | Sleigh Ride pulled by Reindeer | Husky Sledding Safari | Aurora Borealis | Sledding Safari | thermal glass-domed igloo | Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
I traveled solo to Lapland, Finland and stayed at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Saariselkä. My accommodation was a panoramic thermal glass-domed igloo. Half board was included in the accommodation rate, which was a breakfast buffet and 3-course dinners with vegetarian options.

I went on a husky sledding safari, rode a sleigh pulled by reindeer to view the Aurora Borealis, visited Santa's Home and the Planetarium on the resort property (equivalent to a North American IMAX theater).

The resort is approximately a half hour shuttle bus ride from Ivalo Airport, Europe's northernmost airport. All amenities and activities are located on the resort property which include communal showers (a short walk from your igloo to the building), Finnish saunas, a couple of restaurants, a souvenir gift shop, etc. Complimentary shuttle buses are available to transport you across the property for activities.
The food was of high quality and the variety was plentiful. Options included breakfast cereals, breads, pastries, eggs, and bacon; smoked salmon, herring, white fish, and vegetables; reindeer filet, and delicious desserts. The menu was world class as was the customer service.

This resort boasts 200+ nights of Northern Lights viewing opportunities every year. Viewing the Aurora Borealis was on my bucket list. I saw them dancing in the beautiful starry sky five out of the seven nights I stayed nestled in my glass igloo. There are Aurora alarms in each igloo as well. Wi-Fi is available in the reception area and restaurants only so ensure you have an international mobile data plan. There is a toilet and sink inside each igloo and the beds are adjustable.

This was my first international solo trip and it was the best vacation I ever enjoyed (a close tie with my trip to Bolivia in 2019 where I visited the salt flats and mountain biked down Death Road in the Andes Mountains). It was an absolutely amazing experience as a solo female traveler. I would recommend solo travel in Lapland and I would definitely go back and visit Finland again!

Published : Sep, 2022

Sites and attractions | Bars and pubs | Museums | Historical sites | Live performances | Sporting events | Hiking or trekking | Bicycling | Golf | Nature and wildlife
beaches | Plan road trip | Pubs | Castles | Northern Ireland | Festival | Aran Islands | National Parks | Skellig Islands | Riverdance | Whiskey and Guinness | Waterfalls | Traditional Music | Cliffside Walk | LIghthouses
There are tons of fun things to do in Ireland, no matter what type of traveller you are. There’s everything from outdoor adventures like hiking and cliff walking to indoor experiences like learning about Jameson and Guinness, Ireland’s best beverages.

The attractions in Ireland are truly endless, so this is the perfect guide when planning your next trip to the Emerald Isle. Some of the best activities in Ireland may even be ones that you haven’t thought of.

Local creator

Published : Jan, 2024

Suggested itinerary | Sites and attractions | When to visit | Long distance transport | Historical sites | Nature and wildlife | City tours or passes | Hiking or trekking |
Rock of Cashel | Blarney Stone | Cobh | Kinsale | Kenmare | Killarney National Park | Molls Gap | Ladies View | Torc Waterfall | Muckross Abbey |
Planning a trip to Ireland can be a lengthy task. One that leaves many scratching their head or pulling their hair out. But, lucky for you, I’ve come to your rescue. Hi, I’m Laura, your local guide. It’s my goal to make your trip to Ireland as carefree as possible. I love seeing visitors fall in love with my home country. Ireland is a magical place, and I understand just how much the trip means to you. It’s a once in a lifetime experience and I can’t wait to help you plan it. Now, let’s go on a road trip, an Ireland 7 day itinerary exploring the countries most iconic cliffs, beautiful national parks and we will even take a journey out to one of Ireland’s most scenic islands.

But first, we need to address the big question.

IS 7 DAYS IN IRELAND ENOUGH TIME?

To put it simply, no. 7 days is not nearly enough to see all there is to do in Ireland. In fact, a whole month would only allow you to scratch the service of what the country has to offer. However, with that being said, oftentimes one week in Ireland is all most tourists have. And, while it’s not a huge amount of time, it is enough to see some of the countries major highlights.

Local creator

Published : Feb, 2023

Long distance transport | Suggested itinerary | Sites and attractions | Any price accom | Any food | Museums | Historical sites | Live performances | City tours or passes | Hiking or trekking
Dublin | Bru na Boinne | Clonmacnoise | Galway | Doolin | Kenmare | Adare Pitstop | Ring of Kerry | Cobh | Waterford
Are you planning a visit to Ireland for the first time?

If so, you’ll need some type of itinerary to guide you.

And while Ireland is small, there’s a lot of ground to cover.

In fact, you won’t see everything in 10 days, but with this guide you will see some of the country’s most popular attractions — and a few quirky hidden gems thrown in for good measure.

When designing an itinerary for a first time visit to Ireland, it’s always advisable to draw a line across the country from say Dublin to Galway and then decide which half of the country you want to explore.

With this 10 days in Ireland itinerary, you’ll get to visit some of the popular attractions with tourists in addition to other, lesser-known ones.

This itinerary is geared toward the southern half of Ireland and includes attractions like Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, Waterford City, and more.

Local creator

Published : Apr, 2024

When to visit | Sites and attractions | Other logistics | Long distance transport | Any food | Live performances | Hiking or trekking
Car Rental | Clothes for weather | Currency | Day trips from Dublin | Irish culture | Local food | Tipping | Traditional music | What NOT to say

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Outdoor Activities
Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Climb Mt. Kenya | enjoy beaches | Gede Ruins | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Mugie Conservancy | See Nairobi | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Visit Giraffe Ctr. | Visit
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...