Today marks the start of an exciting new chapter for myself and my family, something I thought I'd should share with all of you too. Today I will be leaving the USA behind and making a monumental move to a country of I have long dreamed of living in but never thought would actually come true, Finland.
An opportunity has come up for my family and I to relocate to Tampere, Finland and pursue a technology career in one of the most beautiful places on earth. I'll miss living on the East Coast and the ease of traveling around a country as diverse and breathtaking as America is, but this is an opportunity of a lifetime that I can't pass up. It's going to be quite an adventure for my wife and kids too.
I was suddenly struck by the realization that my blog 'Brian's Backpacking Blog' will probably now have to change in order to match what will no doubt be a relatively new style of backpacking for me, so going forward I will change the name of my blog to 'Backpacking in Finland'. I will of course continue to focus on gear reviews, crazy MYOG projects and reports from my various trips - they'll just be a lot more snow, or so I'm told. I may even start posting a 'week in review' recap at the end of each week.
Finland has a lot to offer us and we're excited about the differences but ready to embace the challenge. The coming days will no doubt be a flurry of craziness as we prepare to be on our way. I hope that you will continue to follow my adventures, even if they are no longer within the USA.
Brian is a Charlotte based backpacker, gear junkie, runner, and CrossFit(er). Originally from Southampton, England, Brian has lived in the US for over 20 years, finally settling in North Carolina. He spends as much time backpacking as his busy work schedule and family life will allow.