Eating Our Way Through Turku

Last week I told you about how we explored Turku, and today I am going to tell you about all the restaurants and bars we visited. The food in Turku was similar to the food we tasted in Helsinki. Artic char, asparagus, and blueberries continued to be present in the cuisine, although the restaurants were […]

Exploring Turku, Finland

After three days in Helsinki we took a train to Turku, a coastal town two hours west of Helsinki. Turku is the oldest city in Finland, located where the Aura River meets the Baltic Sea. Like Chicago, Turku suffered a fire that nearly destroyed the city. Today Turku is a welcoming and vibrant city with […]

Eating My Way Through Helsinki

We ate like kings when we were in Finland. We tried local cuisine ranging from asparagus soup to reindeer heart and artic char. We ate at some of Helsinki’s top restaurants, included the Michelin starred Olo. Here is a quick rundown of where we ate and some of the stand-out menu items. On our first […]

Exploring Helsinki

When I was invited on a press trip to Finland hosted by Finnair and Visit Finland, I said yes without even asking who else was going. I hit the jackpot when Olivia, Kessara, Daniel, John, and Neda were my travel companions. I had met Dan and Neda a couple of times, and I am friends with […]


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