Finnish travel blog – Just my life with a side of adventure.
Oh hey there. Hi! Hope you are having a fabulous day today. Glad to have you stumble upon this little place on the wonderful world of internet – I’m doing my best to make sure you enjoy your stay.
Perhaps it would be polite of me to introduce myself by now. Hey, I am Veera Bianca! Nice to virtually meet you. I’m a 29-year-old Finnish female wanderer. I am addicted to big cities, trendy foodie places, fancy hotels, and hipster cafés. Oh and aviation. I’m one of those average #avgeeks who you might spot on that Business Class seat among the bored business men snapping photos from the window like it was my first flight. I spend a lot of my time on the road but have a little home in Helsinki to call my own.
Previously I’ve also called Stockholm, Hong Kong, Chiang Mai and Australia home.
I would now tell you about my hobbies, but truthfully speaking, I live and breath travel – for fun, games, and serious business.
Through my own company, I also help brands rock their social media presence. Read more about working with me here.
The story of Veera Bianca
This blog has been alive since 2008 and during these years, I’ve become a professional travel blogger. Somewhere in between I also studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management in Haaga-Helia UAS & The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
I started this blog back in 2008 and it used to be called ‘Running With Wild Horses‘ as I was living on a horse farm in Australia where I went through a life-changing horse-riding accident by breaking a part of my spine leaving me unable to enjoy sporty adventures ever again. Ever since my life has been a story of recovery and of trying to live to the fullest despite constant pain.
Now the blog is often listed among the best Finnish travel blogs and has gotten several mentions in the press. Veera Bianca is a part of Nordic Travel Bloggers Collective. Early 2017, Cision listed Veera Bianca as the most popular Finnish travel blog.
I never planned to be a professional travel blogger, but life sort of threw me that way. I never even dared to dream of a reality where I could make a living travelling the world. During my studies, I worked at the airport as a check-in agent, then did a 6-month internship at Finnair before joining a travel startup as a PR Manager for 2 years – and then finally in 2016 dared to take the leap and turn my side hustle into a full-time job.
Now I run this blog, do some PR in the tourism industry and help a lot of travel brands with their social media.
Readers of Veera Bianca blog are 75% Finnish & the next major markets are Sweden, Australia & Germany. 80% of readers are female aged 27-37 with an interest in affordable luxury, wellness & trendy city destinations.
I’m also addicted to Instagram, where I have a little over 25K follower these days. I believe in building an authentic community of like-minded people – it should never be a numbers game. Instagram has brought me countless of amazing opportunities to see the world, to meet amazing people, and also a lot of business opportunities I am forever grateful for.
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