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A travel Res Day in Dobrota, Montenegro. A bed is visible in the foreground with a light gray cover. Outside, the window with a flowing curtain, there's a mountain visible, and green water with a sailboat

15 Tips to Help You Take Better Travel Rest Days

Let’s face it—traveling can be exhausting. When we’re someplace that we’ve never been before and we have precious little time there, taking a much-needed day rest day can make us feel badly about ourselves. Travel rest days are so important, however, and here are 15 tips to make them better.
Vappu, Kaivopuisto

Vappu in Helsinki: Finland Comes Out to Party

Vappu, or the First of May celebration in Finland, is something to experience. Vappu in Helsinki kicks off on April 30 (also known as Vappuaatto, or Vappu Eve) with a raucous donning of a graduation cap on a statue that I think the entire country comes out to watch. The celebration continues the next day with a giant picnic in Kaivopuisto, a lovely park near where I stayed. Vappu remains one of my top travel memories. Now updated with tips for planning your trip! Important updates for 2024.