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Blog Archives

Here you'll find all our blog posts from several years, latest first. For specific categories and topics, please use the left-hand side menu. Enjoy!
March 23, 2019

This Snow Village in Finland is a Stunning Tribute to “Game of Thrones”

Have you heard about the Game of Thrones snow village yet? When we say “snow village“, we aren’t kidding or making it up: such a thing exists and it’s even more magnificent than you could ever […]
March 14, 2019

Captain Marvel: Filming Locations & More

One of the most anticipated movies of 2019 didn’t disappoint. We loved every second of Captain Marvel: the incredible lovable characters, the pace and the rhythm, the tear-jerking tributes to Stan Lee and the subtle, yet […]
March 12, 2019

Hotel Rantapuisto: Surrounded By Nature, Filled With Finnish Design

In the past six months, I’ve become familiar with Hotel Rantapuisto thanks to several photography gigs and other work related visits. But this Helsinki design hotel is much more than just a nice spot for photos […]
March 5, 2019
Game of Thrones: sceneframing Game of Thrones at Fair Head

The New Game Of Thrones Final Season Trailer Is Here and OMG!!!

Here, watch it first, we’ll talk after. Thoughts? We are pretty much speechless. We both got on the GoT wagon a little late, but BOY, what a ride it’s been ever since. It’s no wonder this […]
March 4, 2019
Hotel Katajanokka: Bloggers at work. This is what it (at best) can look like!

Sweet Valentine’s Day at Hotel Katajanokka

People often think we’re a couple. We travel almost everywhere together, spend a lot of time at the same events and same circle of friends and constantly tag each other in social media posts. Maybe even […]
February 2, 2019
Happy blogger in Fuengirola, Spain

Fuengirola And The Importance Of Light And Color

We usually travel together with Satu. We like each other’s company and most times than not, our travels are related and pretty much built around Fangirl Quest. Filming locations, collaborations with tourism authorities and local hotels, […]
January 30, 2019
Comic Con Stockholm: The Passage escape room

VIDEO: The Passage & Stuck In An Escape Room

A few months ago we joined our friends at FOX Finland for the magnificent pop culture event that is Stockholm Comic Con. Aside from meeting Mads Mikkelsen (😍😍😍!), we spent several fun filled days among our […]
January 26, 2019

We Miss You, Vancouver!

It’s kind of weird how we react to the destinations we travel to. Some cities we like: we come back telling our friends about all the nice cafes, interesting things to see, the museums we visited […]
January 24, 2019
Jenna Coleman and Matt Smith in "Day of the Doctor", the 50th Doctor Who special episode filmed at National Museum Cardiff.

A Quick Look Back: Cardiff — Where It All Started

Today we’re thinking about CARDIFF, WALES! It’s one of our favorite TV cities in the world and the place where our whole crazy Fangirl Quest journey began back in 2013. We were both unemployed and/or working […]
January 16, 2019
Game of Thrones: horseback riding on Downhill Beach

Game Of Thrones: The Best Experiences In Northern Ireland

While we love visiting filming locations just as such, what can make them even better is having an activity that somehow connects you even more to the world of the show or movie filmed there. Northern […]
January 12, 2019
Trump finds out about Iron Sky The Coming Race

Iron Sky The Coming Race: Donald Trump Finds Out…

I recently spent a day on film set along with (I can’t believe I’m actually saying this) Donald Trump. Also present in the stunning, several-thousand-euros-per-night hotel suite were ol’ Donald’s trusty aides, a bunch of filmmakers and […]
December 20, 2018

Hotel Oscar: The Warmest Welcome Of The Fall In Varkaus

Hotel Oscar in Varkaus welcomed us earlier this fall on a cold Monday with our car full photography gear. On our way from Helsinki we tried to remember if either one of us had ever been […]
December 4, 2018
Mystic Grill exists in real life and you can visit in Covington, GA

Ever Heard Of This Famous Vampire Village In Georgia?

Did you know that there’s a city in Georgia where vampires roam freely and dine in fancy restaurants? Where vampire brothers form alliances with the locals and werewolves defend their ancient territories fiercely? Well, at least […]
November 27, 2018
Apollo XIII at the The John F. Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center: Where Sci-Fi Movies Feel True

For space nerds such as ourselves, Kennedy Space Center is quite a treat. Astronauts, training simulators, rockets, shuttles and an endless amount of historical titbits, stories, space equipment and close-up looks at mankind’s greatest space achievements. After Damien […]
November 26, 2018
Horse riding with Crindle Stables in Northern Ireland

Beach Gallop On Downhill Beach, Northern Ireland

I felt nervous, excited and a little overwhelmed all at the same time. We were driving down the narrow roads in Northern Ireland, following a massive horse truck somewhere near Downhill Beach. It was a stunning […]
November 16, 2018
Forrest Gump Doctor Who filming location: Monument Valley

When Disaster Strikes…

UPDATE Nov 23rd: Ok, I’ve managed to build the site back up with a new layout!! There’s still a lot of work to do to make everything smooth & pretty, but at least the content is […]
November 13, 2018

This Fall’s 3 Must-See Movies Inspired By Music & Musicians

This fall has been pretty incredible when it comes to new big-screen movies inspired by music and musicians: A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody and Coldplay‘s A Head Full Of Dreams are all based on the […]
November 6, 2018
Planning the day ahead in Jurys Inn Glasgow.

Jurys Inn Hotels: What Makes A Good Hotel Stay?

What makes a good hotel stay? Is it the location, friendly staff, great beds, cleanliness, unique decor or a wide arrange of services available? What’s the most important thing to you when traveling a lot for work […]
December 20, 2018

Hotel Oscar: The Warmest Welcome Of The Fall In Varkaus

Hotel Oscar in Varkaus welcomed us earlier this fall on a cold Monday with our car full photography gear. On our way from Helsinki we tried to remember if either one of us had ever been […]