Islay, Scotland is known for having world-class whiskeys. I recently went there with my good friend Sean and we did tastings at seven of the eight distilleries on the Scottish island. I was captivated by Islay’s beauty and their delicious and peaty whiskeys (I even made my own!).
I just got back from my third trip to Iceland. Because of its growing popularity with tourists, a trip to Reykjavik will cost you more than ever. But there are still some ways you can stay on budget and in this post, I share 11 of them (plus some of my recommendations on what to see and do).
One of the best parts of traveling is experiencing another culture’s traditions and I got to do that in Sweden at a friend’s birthday party. Today, I share about what makes Swedish birthday celebrations special and the cultural lessons I learned while attending my friend’s amazing and fancy 30th birthday.
After exploring Europe quite a bit last year and gorging on food, these are my new favorite 18 restaurants around the continent. They are definitely places you don’t want to miss the next time you travel Europe.
Switzerland conjures up many images. On one side, there are majestic mountains, delicious fondue and chocolate, big banks sheltering people’s money, precision watches, and an orderly society. On the other, heart attack–inducing prices: $8 USD coffee or beer?! $50 steaks?! A $15 menu at McDonald’s?! $35-40 hostel beds?! WTH! Switzerland is rated the most expensive […]
“Where are you going?” he asked from the driver’s seat. “Thingeyri,” I replied. A confused look appeared on the man’s face. “Thingeyri,” I said again, this time changing the intonation in my voice. “Ahh, Thingeyri! Yes, I can take you there!” I had been standing alone by the side of the road for two hours, […]