My story

I’m Marjut, a serious travel addict and the blogger behind The Smooth Escape. I’m obsessed with exploring the beautiful world we live in, experiencing new cultures, and discovering the beauty of nature – and my goal is to do it in an ethical and sustainable way.  

I’ve been a true fan of traveling for as long as I can remember. Already as a kid, when I was going on trips with my family, I really enjoyed being on the road. These childhood adventures sparked my curiosity to explore the world ever since. 

I was born and raised in Estonia but at the age of 19, I decided to sail away from the safe harbor and move to Denmark to get my university degree and to experience what it’s like to dive into an unfamiliar culture.

As part of my studies, I spent an exchange semester in Hong Kong and used this as an opportunity to travel around South East Asia. The breathtaking nature and fascinating cultures that I came across left such a strong impression on me and made me fall in love with traveling even more.

Fast forward a few years, and I found myself sitting at a desk in the office of a major Danish company, staring at Excel sheets and PowerPoint presentations. As soon as the novelty of having a new job wore off, my mind started wandering to all the places I’d rather be and the things I’d rather do. I felt that life was passing me by and I was just watching it like a spectator from an office window.

After 2.5 years, I reached a point where I realized that there’s no way I could find real happiness working 9-5 in a corporate environment. It just wasn’t for me. All I could think of was that life’s too short to settle for an unfulfilling job and down-prioritize my dreams. So I decided to follow my heart, quit my job and become a full-time travel blogger. Best decision I’ve ever made!

My travels center around destinations with outstanding natural beauty – from steamy rainforests and tropical islands to snow-capped mountains and windswept deserts. Whether I’m hiking volcanoes, hunting waterfalls, discovering remote beaches or spotting wildlife, I just genuinely love being surrounded by nature.

In this blog, you can expect to find destination guides, nature-focused itineraries, epic hikes, ethical wildlife experiences, bucket list adventures, beautiful beaches, waterfalls, viewpoints and much much more.

Where I’ve been

Some of my favorite destinations



What To Expect From The Smooth Escape

  • Nature-focused destination guides
  • Travel itineraries
  • Hiking guides
  • Ecotourism experiences
  • Off-the-beaten-path destinations