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Portraits at the Seattle Woodland Park Zoo

Posted by on October 12th, 2016 in Destinations, Feature, North America, Photos, USA | 0 comments

We finally made it to the Seattle Woodland Park Zoo, mainly to see the new gorilla baby Yola, and we are glad to report, she did not disappoint. We were also really excited about some of the birds of prey they had and the otters. My focus was on animal portraits this time, so here are some of my favorites.   And finally … Yola    ...

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On St. Patrick’s Day, Everyone in Chicago is Irish and/or Green

Posted by on March 15th, 2015 in Destinations, Feature, North America, Photos, USA | 0 comments

When St. Patrick’s day rolls around in Chicago, everyone turns Irish and/or green including the river.

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Year In Review – My Top 10 Instagram Photos of 2014

Posted by on January 22nd, 2015 in Feature, North America, Photos, USA | 0 comments

Looking through your old Instagram photos always brings back memories, such as why did I post that picture of a German folk legend pooping gold coins? And as some of you might have noticed, best way to keep track of my travels is on Instagram, which I tend to update almost daily if I have seen something worth a picture, or if we’ve just built a sick gingerbread house. So here are my favorite Instagram pictures from 2014 in no particular order; the selection process has been very scientific based on number of likes, artistic merit and awesomeness.   #1  Castle Combe Castlecombe, the 2nd best village in England, at least according to The Times. A photo posted by Jarmo Jarvi (@thearcticnomad) on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:04am PST We started the year by living a few months in a cottage in Malmesbury, a small village in...

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Chicago, First Impressions (of Food)

Posted by on December 2nd, 2014 in Feature, Food, North America, Uncategorized, USA | 4 comments

So, apparently I’ve become an American. Alright, not like an actual password wielding citizen of the US of A, but an American in the sense that I have moved here. And by here I mean Chicago, the second city, the windy city, the land of Al Capone… Or more commonly, the city of pizza and hot dogs.

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Setting Sail on Lake Superior

Posted by on July 16th, 2013 in Adventure, Canada, Destinations, Feature, North America, Photos | 9 comments

Our Canadian adventure had brought us over to Thunder Bay; where we had just stuffed ourselves with Finnish pancakes in anticipation of our next endeavor. It seemed apt that our boat was called Frodo, a small, but sea-worthy sailing boat. We were about to embark on a quest on the world’s biggest fresh water lake, Lake Superior.

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Moose Safari: an Adventure by Canoe

Posted by on June 24th, 2013 in Canada, Destinations, Feature, North America, Photos | 14 comments

The only sound we could hear was our paddles carefully sliding into the water and pushing the canoe silently forward. We glided along the mirror like surface, barely making a ripple. It was quiet, nobody made a sound, we were focused on paddling and scouting the shores for meese.

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