Tikal National Park

When I first planned our trip to Guatemala, I had no idea we could see the ruins of one of the most powerful Mayan kingdoms, Tikal National Park. It’s the kind of place that brings out the Indiana Jones in all of us. And when I figured out how to get to Tikal early, I […]

Suomenlinna Island Fortress

The Suomenlinna Island Fortress is an easy day trip from Helsinki. I took the ferry over mid-morning and spent about 3hrs wandering the island before heading back. It’s a fortress that was built over several islands and has actually defended three different nations – Sweden, Russia and Finland. Nowadays, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site – although […]