Weekend getaway

This past weekend I took a trip to Germany! We rented a house not too far from the border with Luxembourg in the cute town of Saarburg. During the night it snowed, which melted throughout the day but it was beautiful regardless. We stayed on top of a little mountain and on Saturday we hiked up and down to adventure out in Saarburg and visited the beautiful waterfall in the middle of the village. It was gorgeous and quiet all over. We climbed up the remainders of the castle and old city wall and sat down in a cafe to warm up and drank coffee and hot chocolate. And what is a visit in Germany without home made apfelstrudel? I highly recommended taking trips outside of school holidays, it makes it even better! 

Love, Jess Insta


RESOLUTIONS || 2016 vs. 2017

Another year has passed, and 2016 was so sweet that I don’t know how 2017 is going to be any better. A week into the new year, it is time to take a look at my resolutions of 2016 and to present my resolutions for this coming year.


Northern lights: CHECK

I left to Finland exactly one year ago! Crazy how one year has already passed. Since I was eight the northern lights were on my bucket list, but I knew this would be the year I actually got to check it off!

 Traveling: CHECK

I think traveling is another one that I can check! I traveled all over Finland, went to lapland, Israel, went back to Finland for a week, Austria and Paris. 

Adventure more: CHECK

Living in Finland certainly helped to get out more. I learnt that I love to do things that give a kick and release adrenaline. Hiking, skiing, XC skiing (!), wandering around forests. That is what makes me the happiest and what makes me feel alive. I learnt to love snow and ice, skating and walking on it (not when thaw is happening tho). 


  • Travel more and more and more
  • Find myself and what I am passionate about even more
  • Go back to Finland
  • Do more things that scare me
  • Seek the Lord more

I can tell these are resolutions that include the word more in it, meaning it is what I am already doing, yet want to excel in it even more. So in principle this year consists of do more of what makes you happy. A year focusing on me.

Did you make resolutions for twenty-seventeen?

Love, Jess   Insta

P.s i just found out that these are the first resolutions I have written in the past 7 years that do not include finding my s/o and losing weight. Yay me! 


Autumn walks


We took advantage of the weather & the nearby forest and took our dog for a long walk around the lake, during the golden hour. It was gorgeous, the setting sun, the gloomy weather and the dark red trees. We ran into cute little cabins, picked up some leafs and tried to get some vitamin D as well. It really was a picture perfect day. What made it even better was the fact that literally no one was out today, sometimes you are pretty much stuck walking between groups of people, which is not that much fun seeing we like to take the dog as well.

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the mountains are calling


Wow, time flies when having fun, or in this case being really active. And time goes way too fast, because I am not ready to go back home, where everything is flat. No running creeks, no snow fields, no green meadows, and not being allowed to sing ”the hills are alive”. All good things must come to an end, and so this hiking trip. It’s been an amazing journey, and we could not have made it any better. It is time to go back to reality, to bad world news, concerning politics and soon going back to college. But for now I am enjoying the pictures I got to take and the renewed energy, both physically, mentally and emotionally. Feel free to stalk me on instagram. Continue reading “the mountains are calling”

I LOVE THE ALPS (part 1)

What an inspiring (and active) couple of weeks it has been! You don’t go to the mountains to sit on your but all day and enjoy the view. No, you climb to the top and feel like you can conquer anything that life throws at you. Many moments I was standing in awe of what is created and I get to witness with thanksgiving.

We went around from hut to hut, but started with one easier hike to get used to the high altitude and getting in a better shape. When you think you have an alright stamina, this pretty much disappears when being in the mountains and dealing with the thin air. The pictures below show our first hike, which lead to a beautiful cottage where we got to refresh with a cold beer and the local cuisine.

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