10 Travelers on How Travel Broadened Their Perspective of the World

Travel has broadened our perspectives of the world and helped us to be more understanding and respectful of those with different cultures and backgrounds than us. Growing up with Chinese ethnicities and American nationalities and later, Canadian residencies, we have shaped our identities around the different cultures, people, and languages we were exposed to throughout our lives. Since traveling more extensively the last few years, we Read More …

Amazon’s Top 10 Bestselling Travel Books – December 2016

As a full time attorney, I spend my days reading contracts and legal documents, so my idea of a relaxing evening does not consist of reading. However, the one time I do get through my reading lists is when I travel. Long flights are the best time for me to get through a good book, especially when there is no in seat entertainment on a 10 Read More …

Complete Guide to the Faroe Islands (With Full Itinerary)

If you’ve been following along in our Faroe Islands series, then you know that we spent our Thanksgiving in the Faroe Islands and have been posting non-stop about it since. This is our third and final post on the Faroe Islands, and it also contains a full itinerary of our time there. We visited Iceland for Thanksgiving last year and were wondering whether we’d see some Read More …

Exploring Klaksvik and the Northern Islands

We arrived in Klaksvik on the second day (first for me due to my flight delay) of our Faroe Islands adventure. Klaksvik is the second-largest city in the Faroe Islands located on the island Borðoy, but keep in mind that all 18 islands of the Faroe Islands have less than 50,000 people, so the second largest city is still not very large. Klaksvik is situated next to a Read More …

Exploring Vágar: Waterfalls, Black Sand Beaches, Lake Sørvágsvatn

The Faroe Islands are a group of 18 islands located between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark and are particularly attractive to hikers and bird watchers. We had the opportunity to explore six out of the 18 islands during our three-day trip to the Faroes, starting with the island of Vágar, which is the westernmost “large” Read More …

33 Practical Gift Ideas for Travelers

In the United States, after we stuff our stomachs with turkey on Thanksgiving, we embark on a mission to empty our wallets in true consumerism fashion. As Americans gear up for “Black Friday,” the unofficial start of Christmas shopping, stores across the country are posting steep discounts, and this includes online stores as well. While I used to be a big shopper back in my high Read More …

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Holiday Travel

I have an intense love-hate relationship with holiday travel. It is the best because it is one of the only times that most working people or full-time students, like myself, can travel without taking time off from work or school. However, it is also the worst because this reason applies to a large part of the population, which means holiday travel is a particularly crowded and chaotic rendezvous. I’ve Read More …

5 Reasons Why We Love Off-Season Travel

Not everyone thinks “Iceland” when they think winter travel. Except my family. Last winter, we traveled to Iceland and are officially hooked on off-season travel. So much so that we have planned another cold-weather trip this winter to the Faroe Islands. While our reasons for traveling off-season may apply to traveling to both warm and cold destinations, we have only experienced off-season travel to cold Read More …

Hiking Buarbreen: A Journey to the Glaciers

Norway is home to some of the best hikes, and Buarbreen is no exception. During our three days in Odda, a municipality in the fjords of western Norway, we discovered this hike that leads up to the Folgefonna glacier field. Although we were unable to reach the actual glaciers because we didn’t have the proper gear to traverse a knee-deep ice-cold river, we had a Read More …

Three Days in the Norwegian Fjords

My sister and I had both endured incredibly long flights to Bergen, Norway, and we were both exhausted by the time we landed at around 2 PM local time. As soon as we arrived, we headed to the Hertz car rental center inside the airport to pick up our rental car. Renting a car was the most practical option for us, as we had planned to visit multiple Read More …