Pack your bags and grab your selfie stick, folks, because the road to hell is paved with tourist attractions!
Now, I know what you’re thinking – “But wait, aren’t touristy places supposed to be paradise on Earth?”
Well, buckle up, my fellow wanderlusters.
Considered one of the most beautiful and scenic multi-day hiking trails in the world, the Laugavegur Trail in Iceland is a 55-kilometer (34-mile) trek that takes hikers through stunning landscapes of geothermal hot springs, glacial rivers, snow-capped mountains, and vibrant green valleys.
If you’re a nature lover and adventure seeker, then going on a Wild Haggis (haggis scoticus) safari should definitely be on your bucket list.
Like the Snow Leopard, the haggis is an elusive creature and only the luckiest travelers ever see it in the wild, but even if you’re not lucky enough to observe it, the majestic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands will leave you unforgettable memories.
From the ancient Greeks to the indigenous peoples of the Arctic, people have been drawn to the beauty and mystery of the aurora borealis.
Here I share when and where to see the Northern Lights, and give you a few photography tips.
While the digital nomad lifestyle offers many benefits, such as flexibility and the ability to work from anywhere, it also comes with its share of challenges.
Drawing from my own experience after now 10 years of being a full-time traveler, here are common challenges facing digital nomads and lessons I’ve learned, sometimes the hard way.
The Thirteen Desserts, known in French as the “Les Treize Desserts”, is a traditional holiday feast celebrated in Provence, France. It takes place on Christmas Eve and features a spread of thirteen desserts.
There are many great locations for digital nomads, each with its own unique appeal.
Here are a few things to consider when looking for destinations, and a few great places where to spend some time.
Digital nomads work remotely and travel the world at the same time. Here I share a few of the benefits and some tips on how to become a digital nomad yourself.
As any other activity, hiking has its own set of words and expressions that are commonly used within the community. You might not understand a phrase such as How often did you zero when thru-hiking the PCT? if you’re not… Continue Reading →
Built almost 2 thousand years ago, this 42 km (26 mi) long Roman engineering masterpiece routed water from the hills of Mons to Fréjus (Var, France), a city founded by Julius Caesar and then called Forum Julii (meaning ‘market of Julius’).
Located at the southern tip of Norrland, Sweden’s Northern Lands, Gävle is the oldest city of that region.
I had the opportunity to spend an unplanned 24 hours there and was happy I did.
The bear is the heraldic animal of Berlin, Germany, and is featured on both the city’s coat of arms and flag, so it’s no wonder than you can find (mostly) colorful bear sculptures on sidewalks while wandering around.
Located just outside of the Galeria Kazimierz in Krakow, Poland, these beautiful benches are original art pieces. Representing open books, each one is designed by a different artist.
The 9-story tall Quistorp lookout tower, erected in the early 1900s in the middle of the Arkoński forest in Szczecin, Poland, was 45 m (148 ft) tall.
How it was destroyed is still unknown.
This Polish city boasts of its internationally famous murals, but you most likely have never heard of them.
If you love street art, it might be worth making a stop there on your next trip to Poland.
Hidden in plain sight on the streets of Wrocław, Poland, are hundreds of bronze gnomes going about their daily activities: working, doing business, playing music, napping, watching TV,…
On sidewalks or hanging from poles, on windowsills and in offices, they are everywhere!
In Bulgaria, every year on June 2nd at exactly 12:00pm, air-raid sirens throughout the country resonate to honor all those who died for its freedom from Ottoman rule.
One of my favorite places in Prague, the Franciscan garden (Františkánská zahrada) is a little-known oasis right in the middle of the city, completely surrounded by buildings and very close to Jungmann Square and Wenceslas Square. It is a place… Continue Reading →
Located on the outskirts of Budapest, far from the tourist crowds swarming around Castle Hill and the Chain Bridge, the largely ignored Memento Park is an open-air museum where statues and sculpted plaques from the Communist period are on display.
The Upside Down House (Tagurpidi Maja) is located near the Estonian National Museum in the Raadi neighbourhood, on the outskirts of Tartu, Estonia. Everything inside is also turned upside down, with furniture hanging from the ceiling.
Scattered around Budapest near some of the most crowded and touristic locations are a bunch of tiny statues, hidden in plain sight. Those are much more than a local secret, since many residents don’t even know about them!
The life-size bronze equestrian statue of King Christian IX, in Christiansborg Palace’s inner courtyard, was created by Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen. The sculptor sought throughout the country for the right horse to stand as a model, but finally found it in… Continue Reading →
“Books are a world of adventure you can hold in your hands.”
On this World Book Day, here are some recommended travel books, full of inspiration and destination ideas.
The traditional Danish smørrebrød consists of a piece of buttered rye bread, a dense, dark brown bread, on which topping (pålæg) is added. Topping can be cold cuts, fish (pickled herring is a classic), cheese, spreads, boiled eggs, prawns, etc…… Continue Reading →