Ice Fishing in Utsjoki, Finnish Lapland

Ice Fishing in Utsjoki, Finnish Lapland

Moi from Finland, SHABL! Far from vacationing in St. Lucia, I’m currently traveling around Suomi aka Finland with my partner in crime- my iPhone. I’ll be here for about 2 1/2 weeks in total as a guest of Visit Finland on a not-so-typical press trip in...
HighLIGHTS of Fête des lumières in Lyon, France

HighLIGHTS of Fête des lumières in Lyon, France

Hello, hello SHABL! Hope this post finds you warm and well wherever you are. I’ve got a real treat for you today – an extremely festive piece that certainly isn’t boring but perhaps a bit girly for a manly gent like Robert to publish. It involves sparkly, colorful...
An Introduction to the Algarve

An Introduction to the Algarve

Hello SHABL, I don’t know about where you are, but where I am it’s getting cold, dark and damp. Call it catharsis or whatever but in an effort to combat my pre-winter blues I’ve decided to put together a photo essay and mini introduction of the...
To Cognac, France and Beyond

To Cognac, France and Beyond

Bonjour SHABL, A couple blog posts ago I told you about a press trip I went on to Poitou Charentes in France and I just wanted to share some more of the details of that with you. The trip was coined Epic Cognac but the truth is there is so much more to the area than...