Today is World Book Day! There's a campaign called #behindeverybook, and here's my contribution.
This is my 100th blog post! See what have been the most viewed topics. And see what my two new books look like!
From book reviews: "This really is guidebook writing at its best." "Overall, this is one of the best guidebooks I’ve seen on backpacking in Scandinavia." "The book does a very good job at its two main tasks. Does it make me want to go hiking in Finland? Yes. Does it give me the information I need to do so? Yes." (I stuck this post to the top of my blog, so the newest post is below this one.)
"Our 2019 analysis has found Finland to be the best destination in the world for wildlife travel – thanks to its high levels of environmental sustainability, its unique and varied diversity of species, beautiful natural landscapes, and conservation efforts." Who says so? And on what basis? Let's see.
Do you ever wonder if you could earn your living by writing about your dearest hobby? If you do, you might be interested to read my story. That's what I've done for last 19 years.
Guidebook Hiking in Finland was published in June 2019! See info and example pages.
I like to navigate with paper map and compass. However, I have learned how super handy the smartphone map apps are. They show exactly where you are, which way is the trail you were following and so on. Here's tips to map apps, and advice on how to obtain free offline topographic maps for Finland.
The perfect guidebook: Hiking in Finland! Day hiking, multi-day expeditions, best destinations, skills needed here up north, seasons, hiking with kids, winter hiking, good maps, GPX tracks, everything about hiking in Finland! 🙂
Would you like to write about your dear hobby? As a living? It's possible though not necessarily easy. Also tips for journalists-to-be and authors-to-be.
How is The Hiker's Guide to Finland getting on? 80...90%, I'd say. And what kinds of professionals are there behind a guidebook?