Flashback Friday: Reykjavik

November 2014 One of the biggest tourist booms in the last few years has happened in Iceland.  No doubt thanks to the free stopover (via Icelandair) and the new discount airlines (like WOW air), almost everyone I talk to is planning, or has just gotten back from Iceland. I first went to Iceland in 2014, … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Reykjavik

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Helsinki for a Day

As I mentioned before, I took a bit of time out of my Stockholm trip to head over to Helsinki for a day with my friend.  When I originally mentioned my intention to go to Finland for a day or two, my friend jumped at the idea, suggesting we take the infamous “Party Ferry” one way. … Continue reading Helsinki for a Day

Flashback Friday: It’s Istanbul, not Constantinople

Istanbul - November 2015 Continuing on from Rome, I was off on another airplane.  After an amazing, albeit short, flight on Turkish Airways, I arrived in Istanbul. Istanbul has always seemed like such an impossible place to go. I’m not sure why it’s seemed so much further away than the rest of Europe, but it … Continue reading Flashback Friday: It’s Istanbul, not Constantinople

Flashback Friday: A Roman Layover

Off to Rome - November 2015 After a lot of last minute switching, my trip to Europe ended up having a 23 hours in Rome.  So after a stressful day and night, I got up early to head to YVR to catch a quick shuttle flight to SeaTac in a little prop plane (Dash 8). … Continue reading Flashback Friday: A Roman Layover