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 …

How I Traveled Scandinavia For Six Days With Less Than $1000

In November 2015, I spent six days traveling solo through Scandinavia to three capital cities and spent a total of USD $883.39, including all airfare, accommodations, museums, food/drinks, and shopping. I did not create a budget for this trip beforehand as it was a last minute trip that I knew I wanted to take regardless of cost. I had decided last minute to switch jobs and wanted to Read More …

25 Free Things To Do In Copenhagen

Scandinavian cities are known for being expensive and unaffordable, but after traveling there myself, I discovered plenty of free and fun activities to do. This list contains a mixture of history, culture, beautiful sights, and alternative art that will help you experience Copenhagen on a budget and keep you entertained for days. Here is our list of 25 free things to do in Copenhagen. 1. Take a Read More …

24 Hours in Copenhagen

After discovering my favorite Scandinavian capital of Stockholm, I moved on to Copenhagen, Denmark. I had heard about the strong bike culture in Copenhagen and was excited to rent a bike and explore the city. Similar to the other cities, I spent a little more than 24 hours in Copenhagen, but the majority of my sightseeing activities were done within a 24 hour period. My guide to Read More …

24 Hours in Stockholm

After visiting Helsinki, I was off to Stockholm, a city I was very excited to explore. I am a big fan of Swedish design and Swedish musicians, including Peter Bjorn & John, First Aid Kit, Icona Pop, Robyn, and Tove Lo, and I really hoped to be as big a fan of the city as I was of the people who came out of it. Stockholm did Read More …