I’m a US-educated globetrotting journalist from Finland. I spend much of my time traveling in faraway lands, finding out what’s going on in different corners of the world and writing travel articles to encourage others to get out more. My dream is to have a nice personal memory from every country, as I believe this is the best way to fight xenophobia – the fear of the unknown. Having visited nearly 60 countries now, there are still many that draw a blank when I look at the map. The work continues.
I have a master’s degree in journalism from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, where I specialized in international reporting. New York, the best city in the world, has been my spiritual home since 2004, and you’ll usually find me there (or in Finland) if I’m not out traipsing the globe.
I hope this blog serves as an inspiration to all of you who yearn to do something different, or live your lives a little off the beaten path. Even if you don’t pack up your bags and hit the road, I hope you’ll enjoy the armchair traveling. That is what travel writing is all about!