About us

Welcome to our blog DESTINATION: VACATION US!

Hei ja tervetuloa blogiini DESTINATION: VACATION US!
lopun suomenkielisen esittelyn löydät englanninkielisen esittelyn alta.

I’m Jaana, thirty-something woman who loves food and traveling. We (my husband, our little son and me), live in Tampere, Finland and this blog will tells about our travels.

With the husband, during the last 4 years, we have visited 21 countries and 39 states in US + DC. We have stayed 110+ motels/hotels/Camp sites, drove tens of thousands miles and visited numerous breweries.

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24 countries, 39 states + DC

I have started blogging in January 2006 with a craft blog. Because I never got anything finished, I later changed the blog from crafts to interior / home / life style blog.

I love photographing and during our trips it’s totally natural that camera either runs out of battery or space on the memory card. 

I try to live ecologically and economically. Greatest example of this is my engagement and wedding ring. My engagement ring is ecologically and economically silver and bought from Bratislava and my wedding ring is bought from Pawn shop in Las Vegas. Now every time I look at my rings, I remember these two great trips. Also on our journeys I love the go “pop some tags” and my wedding dress was from Savers. I am also what you could call “designated driver” on our trips. Why? You understand, when you read forward.  

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Who is Jan?

40 countries , 49 states + DC (only Alaska left)

Jan, aka the dad, the husband or the hubby. The one who knows all  the best places, breweries and beers.

If you are looking for the beer drinking traveler, this is your guy!
10000+ beers tasted from 2300+ different breweries and 120 different countries. Visited 600+ places himself, which comes pretty naturally when you travel a lot. Finland’s 3rd hardest beer rater, World Wide in TOP 75. World Wide in TOP 30 for rated places. What can we say, beer and travel goes nicely hand in hand.

Doing most of the driving on the trips and also doing most of the trip planning, he is great in that! 

Who is Douglas?

countries + 16 states ( In moms tummy: 3 countries, 4 states)

I’m hilarious. I’m happy little chap, almost always smiling, or sleeping. I love to sleep! I’m such a heartbreaker, grannies all over the world are loving me where ever I go. I’m a real good traveler, I have traveled already in 5 countries and in 16 states! I moms tummy I have traveled in Finland, Estonia and in USA I was “baby mooning” in Hawaii. 

What, where and how often?

Because going through the pics and creating the text is always something I need to concentrate, I do that at home (when our little baby lets me concentrate). On the move that’s pretty much impossible so I try to use other social medias to keep readers up to date, where we are going and what are we doing. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Swarm are under a heavy use and Periscope at times too. With Periscope also YouTube will be in use. After I have done blogging, posts will be linked in Pinterest.  You can also find us in Path, Flickr, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Google+. Isn’t social media amazing?

Blog, http://www.destinationvacation.us

Goal is to post at least once a week. During trips there might be longer pause but when we’re home there might be more posts per week, when I try to ease the backlog. Post will be mostly about places we have been, services we have used, food eaten and beer drank but at times there might be some tips and ideas about things we have learned.

I’m happy to co-operate, if you have an idea about post or if you want me to try some services or products. Just contact jaana.rosenbergh@gmail.com

Twitter @destinationUS

Updated pretty much daily (or nightly at Finnish time, thanks to our little sweetheart, who keeps mummy up at nights.) Mostly tweets about ideas of destinations and sights to see, but when we blog or I-gram, there will be tweets of them too.

Instagram @destinationvacationus

Only my photos, the best photos from the travels. Updated daily with #photooftheday and #destinationvacationus hashtags. Whenever Instagram is used, picture can be found also in Flickr (username jaana1982), Twitter (information above) and Tumblr (name destinationvacationus)

Periscope @jaana1982

At times when there is perfect opportunity, there will be some ‘scoping. Don’t know when, don’t know about what, so stay tuned!

Youtube

The more I Periscope, the more videos there will be on Youtube. At the moment video list is little bit short, but in the mean while, you can check the list Destination: Vacation, where I have saved others fantastic videos to keep those dreams of traveling alive.

Pinterest: Jaana1982

I’m serial pinner. I have about 114 boards, for example for every US state has its own “Travel Dreams USA” board. I have “Travel Dreams” board also for Europe, Asia, Africa etc… There is also “Destination: Vacation” board, which provides quick access to blog posts.

With what?

On our trips we use iPhone 6 Plus (the husband), iPhone 6 (me) and Canon 6D. Big dream is to get also GoPro. Some times we also use iPad’s cam. For producing text on the road we have Mac. Go Apple! (Feel Free to Sponsor us, We don’t mind ;D )jaana selfie

Trips

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We love to travel (if you haven’t yet noticed). At this point the longest trip we have made was 4 weeks road trip in the Mid West. Other memorable trips have been honey/babymoon to Hawaii, surprise engagement trip to Sweden and our first trip together to New York. On our trips craft beer is always present.

Our next trip will lead us to Estonia for a one week road trip and in fall we will have almost 7 week trip to USA (if there is any interested sponsors / co-operation Ideas, I’m all up for it!). Our latest trip was to Stockholm (our baby’s first trip to abroad).

I’m very happy that you ended up to our blog, I hope you have a wonderful time and please, leave a comment. If you have a suggestions where we could visit, travel, see or drink, we are happy to hear tips. If you are entrepreneur and you have a product or service you would like us to try, we are happy to help! Just contact and suggest, lets see where we go from there.

I would love to have real interaction with the readers when they see us going, to give hints where to visit, what to eat and what to see. Sharing is caring *wink*

Welcome and Enjoy!

BR, Jaana

 

MORJENS!

Olen Jaana, 3-kymppinen “kotoilija”, joka rakastaa hyvää ruokaa, vielä parempaa jälkiruokaa ja matkustamista. Asumme muruni eli  mieheni ja pienen poikamme kanssa tällä hetkellä Tampereella ja blogi kertoo meidän matkoistamme.

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Olen aloittanut bloggauksen tammikuussa 2006 käsityöblogilla Karannut silmukka Vuodatuksen puolella. Myöhemmin vaihdoin käsityöt sisustamiseen ja jatkoin bloggaamista Blogspotissa blogilla Koti Kainuunkadulla.

Rakastan valokuvaamista ja matkaillessamme on täysin normaalia, että joko kamerasta loppuu akku kesken tai kortin tila loppuu. Jos en pääse tyhjentämään kameran korttia matkalla, pyrin jakamaan muutamia kuvia tienpäältä silloin joihinkin muihin sosiaalisen median välineisiin (Facebook, Twitter ja Instagram tällä hetkellä aktiivisimmassa käytössä). Kun blogijutut on tehty, päivitän myös Pinterestiä, joten meidät tavoittaa hyvin monesta foorumista.

Matkustelu

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Matkustaminen on meille rakas harrastus ja kaikki liikenevät ajat pyrimme olemaan liikkeessä. Ikimuistoisin matka kaikista on kuukauden mittainen kesäloma Amerikoissa, jona aikana ajoimme yli 8000 kilometriä ja vierailimme 16 osavaltiossa. Viimeisin matkamme oli 3 viikon roadtrip Yhdysvaltojen länsirannikolla, josta blogissa onkin nyt paljon juttuja.

Tulevia matkojamme tulee olemaan viikon mittainen Viron ympäriajo keväällä ja syksyllä tulee olemaan liki 7 viikon reissu Amerikkaan. Viimeisin reissumme oli päivä Tukholmassa risteily, joka oli pienen lapsemme ensimmäinen ulkomaan reissu.

Ollessamme kotona matkailu näkyy toiminnassamme: laitamme ruokia, joita olemme syöneet, haen inspiraatiota seuraavaan matkaan, kehitän mediataitojani, jotta voisin bloggailla paremmin reissussa ja katselen elokuvia, joista ehkä voisin saada idean seuraavaan matkaan tai kertaan jo käyneitä kohteita).

“Blogiologia” eli Blogini ideologia

Aluksi blogimme tulee sisältämään paljon kuvia reissuistamme, niitä onkin jo kertynyt paljon! Myöhemmässä vaiheessa, kun pahin suma on purettu, tulemme antamaan myös enemmän ideoita ja vinkkejä reissaamiseen.

Jos haluat tietää jotain lisää minusta tai jos sinulla on yhteistyöehdotus, laita ihmeessä joko kommettia tai laita postia osoitteeseen jaana.rosenbergh@gmail.com. Ilomielen vastaan kysymyksiisi!

– Jaana

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2 thoughts on “About us

  1. Hei,

    löysin blogisi ja vaikuttaa ihan mielenkiintoiselta. Pieni vinkki, jos kirjoitat englanniksi, niin kannattaa oikolukea teksti ennen julkaisua. Olen lukaissut pikaisesti About us-sivun ja teksti vilisee virheitä. Puhumattakaan blogin bannerin tekstistä.

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    1. Kiitos vinkistä, pistin isännän hoitamaan lasta ja luin rauhassa läpi. Huomaa, että ei kotonakaan ehdi välttämättä täysin keskittyä kirjoittamiseen =D Nyt pahimmat on korjattu, jätetään loput tuomaan karakteeria kirjoitukseen ;D

      Kiitos Aamu palautteestasi, kiitollisena otin sen vastaan.

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