Ticket to Adventures

Travel blog from around the world, near and far.


Best of Lux Helsinki Light Festival 2018

Lights are on in Helsinki! What a feeling! So far the winter in Helsinki has been extremely dark and rainy with zero snow and zero sunshine. This is the reason why we got so excited earlier today when the Lux Helsinki Light Festival shedded new light on the Finnish capital city.The playground for Lux Helsinki Light Festival this year is the impressive Helsinki city centre district of Kaartinkaupunki, where the streets, squares and Continue reading



Best 9 Instagram Photos 2017

2017 was a fantastic travel year with bucketloads of new exciting experiences. I was happy to share my adventures around the world, near and far, also on my Instagram @tickettoadventures with 335 photos. Thank you for following, liking and commenting, they are all very much appreciated.

This is a glimpse of my top photos in 2017. Some of these have also been featured on my blog posts, however not all so I want to share them here on the blog too. Which one is your favourite?

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TOP 5 Posts on Ticket to Adventures in 2017

Year 2017 was my third year as a blogger, and I must say that the last 3 years have been the most exciting years of my life. 3 years filled with exhilarating adventures around the world, both near and far.In 2017 I wrote a total of 48 posts, nearly one post per week, which I think is a good frequency since I want to be able to create quality content. I am also extremely happy that in 2017 I was able to more than double my blog traffic from Continue reading



Travel Highlights of 2017 on Ticket to Adventures

Year 2017 is slowly coming to an end, and as always this time of the year I would like to take a moment and look back at my travel highlights of the past year before heading off to new adventures in 2018.

Once again I have to say that it has been one heck of a crazy year. It has been super busy and extremely long hours at work. This means that unfortunately I have not had the opportunity to travel as much as I would have loved to. I wish I could just do nothing but travel and chillax in the sun. But how realistic is that? Anyways, without further ado, let’s look back at the highlights of my adventures in 2017 both near and far.In January freezing cold arctic weather conditions and Continue reading



Hidden Architectural Gems of Helsinki

A couple of days back I went on an organised walking tour to discover Helsinki’s hidden architectural gems. The tour focused on the entrances and staircases of 5 high-value properties in the heart of Helsinki, dating back more than a century. All these architectural treasures were built between 1870 and 1913, and have unique stories to tell. Let’s take a look at the architectural gems we explored on our tour. Continue reading



Best Spots to Enjoy Christmas Cheer in Helsinki

Christmas season is full on in Helsinki! Festive lights and Christmas decorations are out and bring sparkle and joy into our grey winter darkness. If you are in Helsinki during the Christmas season I would highly recommend a walk in the city centre to soak up some Christmas spirit. The following are my favourite spots and the absolute best places to enjoy Christmas cheer in Helsinki city centre: Continue reading



Helsinki Dressed in Blue for Finland’s 100 Years of Independence

Happy 100th Birthday Finland! Today 6 Dec 2017 my beloved home country Finland celebrates its 100 years of independence.Finns are famous for being humble and quiet people but as we are celebrating Finland’s 100th birthday today I can shout out load how proud I am to be a Finn and posses one of the most powerful and valuable Continue reading