A Gluten Free Goose Chase in Tallinn

Rosso pizza

After finding Helsinki to be heaven for those who are gluten intolerant or have Celiac Disease, I was a little concerned that my first stop in the former Soviet Union – the true kick off […]

Five Favorite Things in Tallinn

Estonian folk dancing, Estonian Open Air Museum

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and a European Capital of Culture for 2011. As the second stop on my big adventure, it brought me one step closer to Russia but was also a delight […]

Helsinki vs. Tallinn: A Zoo Showdown

Tallinn Zoo elephant

As an animal lover, I often make a point to stop by the zoo in any major city I visit. Yes, I know the idea of zoos can be controversial to some, but I think […]

How Many Times Can I Get Lost in One City?

Tallinn, Estonia

I discovered a new game while I was in Tallinn. It’s called “How Many Times Can Katie Get Lost in One City?” I have always prided myself on having a very good sense of direction […]

26.2 in Tallinn: My First Marathon Abroad

Tallinn Marathon, Estonia

When I signed up for the Tallinn Marathon last spring, I promised myself I would run it just for fun. I wouldn’t worry about my time; I would just enjoy the scenery and the experience […]

Facing My Fear of Hostels

Helsinki hostel dorm

  I have a confession to make.   Before this trip, I never stayed in a hostel.   And to be honest, one of my biggest fears before starting this trip was how the whole […]