Howdy! My name is Jordan. Welcome to my online scrapbook showcasing my amazing adventure on Rick Steves' Best of St. Petersburg, Tallinn, and Helsinki tour!
After being introduced to international travel at an early age (thanks to my grandparents expat experience in England), I've caught the travel bug and have traveled to over 22 countries, 9 of which I explored throughout 4 Rick Steves tours.
As an avid Russian history buff (thanks in no small part to the 1997 classic movie, Anastasia), St. Petersburg has been on my list for years. When my grandparents announced they had signed up for the tour, I was jealous! Within a few weeks, my company announced a new PTO policy, and it was a quick decision to use those extra days on this tour. My mom also experienced some FOMO (that's Fear of Missing Out), and a few days later, she booked too. We missed my sister and my dad on this tour - but not to worry, the 6 of us are headed to Sicily on another Rick Steves tour later this year.
Follow along for my thoughts on this spectacular and often unexplored part of the world, travel tips for multiple generations, and lots of fitbit bragging. Hope you enjoy!