While I was in Sweden, I got to experience Valborg Day, the traditional Swedish welcoming of spring. This day occurs on April 30th and is a time of festivity, food, music, friends, nature, and huge bonfires. In fact, it seems for most Swedes, the whole day is one giant excuse to drink and light a […]
So many travelers want the local experience when they go abroad, but meeting locals is not as easy as it’s often made out to be. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible! In this post, I show you how to overcome the difficulty of meeting locals so that you can make new friends from around the world!
Sweden isn’t the cheapest country in the world to visit. Its high prices keep many people from visiting, which is a shame, because this is one of the world’s most beautiful and interesting countries. That’s a bold statement, but I’ve been to Sweden twice before and am constantly amazed at the beautiful landscape and cities. […]
Set high up in the mountains, Quito is the capital city of Ecuador. Outside of Rio, Buenos Aires, or Bogotá, I have always pictured South American cities to be past their prime — built up in the past and left to just decay. I had always imagined Quito to be dirty, grimy, and a bit unsafe, […]
This is a guest post by Ayngelina of Bacon is Magic. She will be writing a series of articles on traveling as a solo female in your thirties. I had a textbook childhood. I went to university, graduated with a degree, worked hard, and eventually landed a great job as an account director at an […]
I sat down to write about my travel regrets and realized I only have one: I never studied abroad when I was in college. Studying abroad is the annual ritual for thousands of college students. They travel all over the world to get away from home, experience something new, take classes overseas, meet new people, […]