Ever wonder what life is like in the northernmost settlement in the world? If you ever decide to visit Svalbard, you may be in for a few surprises. I went to the main town of Longyearbyen on Svalbard to learn more about this remote place. It turns... Discover More..
Looking for an exciting destination to visit in 2018, but tired of browsing the same old places you've seen and heard about a million times? Destinations like France, Thailand, and Iceland are, of course, incredible - but what about travelers who ... Discover More..
At 78.2° N latitude, high above the Arctic Circle, on the island cluster of Svalbard and Jan Mayen - home to 2,600 people, 3,000 polar bears, and 4,000 snowmobiles - lies the northernmost town in the world: Longyearbyen. Note: My visit to ... Discover More..
Earlier this year, I had the amazing experience of embarking on train travel through northwestern Europe, pulling out of London early one Monday morning to explore some cities for the second time (Paris), new cities in countries I had visited before ... Discover More..
Travel has a lot of unexpected side effects: it triggers your imagination, it expands your worldview, it encourages you to connect with others and makes you a more confident, self-aware person. Also, it tends to put 10 to 15 pounds on you. The ... Discover More..
When most people think of Cologne (Köln in German), they think of the first thing a visitor sees in Cologne: the imposing edifice of the city's famous Gothic cathedral. Look at the height of the people; then look up. Note: My visit to Colo... Discover More..
In the last few months, a barrage of articles has been released pointing to a general ongoing backlash against tourism. Protests in Barcelona, anger in Venice over rising rents and locals being pushed out of the city, Thailand choosing to ban so-call... Discover More..
If you're visiting Italy this summer and need a way to cool off from Europe's "Lucifer" heat wave (actual, real-life nickname), you need to get yourself to some great Italian beaches where you can escape the summer heat and enjoy the beautiful Medite... Discover More..
I was in London for the first terrorist attack this year at Westminster. A few tube stops away from Parliament, knee-deep in a blog post on my laptop in my West London flat, I had no idea what had happened. Until texts from my US friends started to p... Discover More..
My stay in Amsterdam was provided courtesy of RailEurope and the Conscious Hotel Vondelpark. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post, are, as always, my own. If you book a room through the link for Conscious Hotel, I do get a small ... Discover More..