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Sunny Vaarunvuori

Vaaruvuori Nature Trail in Korpilahti was chosen as the next destination because we had driven past it an excessive amount of times.

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The homework the dog didn’t eat

Yes, there’s homework involved from time to time.

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A Summertime urban jungle

With Winter approaching fast I came across these photos that haven’t for some reason made it to the blog yet. Continue reading “A Summertime urban jungle”

The firey night of the Red Sands

So we eventually got a chance to spend the night on the beach of Red Sands. Continue reading “The firey night of the Red Sands”

Sippulanniemi Nature Trail

This particular nature trail of Jyväskylä is especially in these days. There are three things I love about the trail and you can feel the divide between classes when the path goes adjacent to a golf course. Continue reading “Sippulanniemi Nature Trail”

In the flooded valley of Pyhäjoki

On the second week of our volunteering period in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park we were accommodated  in the Pakasmaa residence, a house maintained by Metsähallitus and where President Urho Kekkonen himself had visited several times as a friend of Viljo and Esteri Pakasmaa. Continue reading “In the flooded valley of Pyhäjoki”

Sunbathing on Red Sand

Punainenhiekka (The Red Sand) is a long beach at the Southern edge of Pallasjärvi Lake. Like the name suggests, the sand is red in color, making it stand out from the rest of the paler beaches along what is often referred to as The Sea of Lapland.

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At the edge of the sky

Volunteering in a National Park, in addition to hard work, contains some serious hiking.

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A hammock might as well be pink

This time, our guest writer is Sonja, who tells us about conquering those mental obstacles  that surround starting a new hobby like hiking. We’re honored to be a part of the story! //Anne

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100 nights of practice

Ok, so I read about this awesome challenge and because the idea of spending 100 nights outdoors fascinates me, I thought to myself: “Don’t worry! Just do it!” You can never spend too many nights outside, right? Continue reading “100 nights of practice”

Other people’s trips

Following and listening to other people’s travel stories is extremely relaxing. Continue reading “Other people’s trips”

Once upon a Summer in Haapasaari

West of Haapaniemi, Vaajakoski there’s an island called Haapasaari. Continue reading “Once upon a Summer in Haapasaari”

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