I was delighted to find out that a historic food market hall – Hietalahti Market Hall (Hietalahden kauppahalli) was just blocks away from our hotel and that every single vendor had at least one vegan option on the menu. We ate at the various restaurants here multiple times during our late SummerContinue Reading

For my birthday this year we traveled to Finland’s capital, a city both attractive & fascinating to me.  I had been mulitple times before but only very briefly.  This would be the first time spending a few nights there & the experience served to whet my appetite even further forContinue Reading

This past Summer we enjoyed a late Summer family trip to Finland’s interesting & beautiful captial Helsinki.  The adventure began onboard Tallink Silja line, experiencing (for the first time) their Moomin Family Cabins- a fun way to travel from Stockholm to Helsinki & also a very exciting experience for children!Continue Reading

I’ve been to Finland’s capital twice before but only briefly. My interest to return to Helsinki has been percolating for several months & on this third visit I found a completely renewed interest in the city, its spaces, history & people. We deboarded in Katajanokka, an atmospheric neighborhood in theContinue Reading