24 Hours in Oslo

One of my good friends from university (Mackenzie) moved to Oslo to pursue her masters degree after she graduated university and has been living there for the last two years or so. My sister and I had the opportunity to meet up with her while we were in Oslo, and she kindly offered to be our tour guide and take us around the city for an entire Read More …

Trolltunga Hike Guide: One of the Best Hikes in Norway

Last weekend, my sister and I embarked on one of the most physically demanding challenges of our life. We hiked up to Trolltunga (“troll’s tongue”), a cliff jutting horizontally out of a mountain about 2,300 feet above the north side of lake Ringedalsvatnet in the city of Odda, Norway. While the hike has been gaining popularity as one of the best hikes in Norway in recent years, it is far from Read More …

Reveling in the Rockies

Having spent the last 18 years of my life in the Midwest, I have grown accustomed to living in flat terrain and driving hours to wastelands covered in manufactured snow for my big ski trips. I have learned to embrace cold, dreary weather and conquer seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which, if you live in a cold, dreary climate like myself, you know is a real thing. I have Read More …