Saturday Scenes: Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia’s capital city of Tallinn will always hold a special place in my heart.  Not only was it the second stop on my career break trip (and the first of the former Soviet republics I […]

Saturday Scenes: Estonian Folk Dancing

Estonian Open Air Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

It’s hard to believe, but it has been a year since I was in Tallinn, Estonia – the second of over 75 cities I have visited over the last year! One of the things I […]

Indie Travel Challenge: Week 3 – Learning

Welcome to Week 3 of the BootsnAll Indie Challenge 2012.* The prompt for Week 3 of the challenge is: Have you ever studied or taken classes on a trip? What did you study, and perhaps […]

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 […]

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 […]