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Beginners Guide: Helsinki Finland

p style=”text-align: center;”> I spent the last two days of my summer Scandinavian/Baltic adventure exploring Finland’s capital city: Helsinki. I’ll be honest (aren’t I always?). I was nervous adding Helsinki to my itinerary. I met a few travelers who didn’t like this city very much. Like, at all. Why? The most common complaints were Helsinki was “boring” […]

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Photo Essay: Understenhöjden and Skogskyrkogården

When I visited Stockholm in July, I wanted to explore some sites outside the city center. A perfect opportunity presented itself in the form of Context Travel’s Green City Tour. The tour takes you to Understenshöjden, Stockholm’s very own eco-village, and Skogskyrkogården, a UNESCO World Heritage site and famous cemetery. As a company, Context is […]

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My Californian Spring Break

Anxious People Can Travel Too (And Here’s How!)

On September 17th, my parents and I visited my brother in Manhattan. Balmy winds and sunny skies promised a beautiful day in one of my favorite cities. New York rules my heart despite its scary prices and crowds. While my dad and brother attended a Mets Game, my mom and I embraced our “inner tourists” […]

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