My calendar for summer and fall has somehow filled up with pleasant surprises: trips and flights! I didn’t use to travel much – or at all really – but with Risto I have been able to see our beautiful world and I am forever thankful for that. We have already been to, what, ten countries, I think?
Our trips are something, that we both like to look back to and I think quite a lot of out friends have had to see our holiday photos as well. Sorry guys, I know they’re quite boring to everyone else except us, haha. And also – I doubt we will learn.
This Summer we’re making two trips: one to Risto’s mom’s cottage in Northern Lapland – and another to also a very familiar destination called Amsterdam. Remember when I said I could live in Amsterdam? I wasn’t kidding. And I’m as excited to go as I was four years ago.
Lapland is very close to my heart and I can’t wait to get there. We actually leave very soon – on Monday. It’s one of those epic road trip cases, because we’ll be driving for about sixteen hours. And when I say we’re driving, I mean him. I do my very best to stay awake the whole time – because who doesn’t love to sleep a little in the car? (I said that to Risto and he said that he totally understands and gets sleepy on the wheel as well – haha, not funny.)
I can’t wait to get to my very first holiday of this year. It’s no wonder I already feel like I need that. I’m pretty sure I will leave my computer home and just focus on unwinding. The days usually pass by quite quickly, when you’re in an environment without running water or electricity. You know, carrying water, preparing food, warming up the sauna – and perhaps also taking a nap in the loveliest cottage I know of. What I won’t be leaving home though, is my camera. We have sunlight for almost 24 hours there, so I see a photoshoot opportunity 24/7.
But don’t worry – I have worked on some amazing content for you for next week, so you won’t notice my absence.
After Lapland it’s work as usual for a month, but then in the end of July, we leave for Amsterdam. We’re there for week and a half this time, so there’s a chance I will get enough of the city for once (not). Our friends celebrate their 10th year wedding anniversary there, so that’s one of the things I very much look forward to. The bride actually just asked me to do her makeup for the event, so I get to play with makeup a little there as well. We have booked airbnb for our stay there, and it’s right next to the canals. One of the things I want to do there is take a boat ride in the canals.
photos of me: Susanna Pomèll
After Amsterdam, we have about two months and then we fly again. I actually look forward to October already quite a bit, and it’s all because we are going to Paris and Martinique. Those are the trips, that Risto surprised me with on our anniversary. One of my sisters already left us earlier in the spring, when she moved to Italy, but another sister is also abandoning us this summer, when she goes to Switzerland and France. So one of the things waiting for us in Paris, is my sister.
And one of the trips missing from these plans, is a trip to Italy, to see the other sister. Maybe in winter then?
So: Lapland, Amsterdam, Paris and Martinique calling! I just got a new camera, so I will be focusing on photography on these trips. Hopefully you’ll see the photos here on the blog as well.
Do you have any travel plans? A trip to the beach counts, as not all of us can or want to travel far.