What to Pack for Iceland

NatashaCategories, Destinations, Europe, Iceland0 Comments

What to pack for Iceland

If you’re wondering what to pack for Iceland you are not alone. Before I left for the nordic country I had no idea what to throw in my bag. I was going in the summer time, but what exactly is summertime in Iceland? Would I still be cold? (I mean it is ICE land by the way). Or were all my notions about the country wrong and I would end up sipping pina colada’s for a week?  Before you pack for Iceland it’s important to determine a few questions. What time of year are you heading to Iceland? Temperatures vary … Read More

I Want to Travel the World: 50 Memories in 50 Countries

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I want to Travel the World

We just crossed the border from South Africa over to Namibia. I am over the moon with excitement for what this trip through the Namibian desert will bring. However, it is also a milestone for me because I have now set foot in and traveled through 50 countries! I know that numbers don’t matter and many travelers choose not to “count countries”, but I have always found that setting a goal pushes me to travel the world. Long ago, I told myself I would see the world. Having traveled to 50 countries I have now been in more than 25% of the … Read More

A Couples Guide to Experiencing the Best of Iceland

NatashaCategories, Destinations, Europe, Explore, Iceland, Scandinavia0 Comments

The Best of Iceland

Iceland is a land that is just waiting to be uncovered. Intimate hot springs, beautiful glaciers, majestic wildlife, and striking waterfalls come together in this Nordic country and it is sure to dazzle any traveler. There is no right or wrong time to visit Iceland. Summer months yield 24-hour days with a never-ending bar scene, and long winter months provide complete darkness and the Aurora Borealis. Iceland is certainly not a place where you will be bombarded with mass amounts of other tourists like some of its European counterparts, instead, visitors will find the perfect amount of adventure, tranquility, romance, … Read More

Five International Trips to Take with Your Tax Refund

NatashaAfrica, Categories, Ecuador, Enlighten, Eurasia, Featured, Finance, Iceland, Indonesia, Morocco, Oceania, Scandinavia, South America, Turkey0 Comments

Income tax returns are due to the American government on April 18th, for the Aussies and Brits this date is October 31st. All over the world tax day is coming up fast! Hopefully, this means a little extra cash in your pocket from last years hard earned work. If you’ve been staring at that desktop photo of Fiji for longer than you can remember then now is the time to take that long deserved trip. Whether it be a long or short vacation go grab your lover, bestie, or family and hop on a plane.  Here are five international trips … Read More

Travel Bloggers Reveal the 20 Best Cafes Around The World

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The Best Cafes Around The World

The secrets out. We LOVE coffee! Even better than the coffee itself, is the surroundings your submersed in while sipping on those freshly ground beans. When we get to a new, unknown, and unexplored city we always set out to find that perfect cafe.  Apparently, so do other travel bloggers – here are the best cafes around the world, as told by travel bloggers! Coffee Gurus Unite: The 20 Best Cafes Around the World Stuart at Am I Nearly There Yet says Aunty Pegs in Melbourne, Australia Why is it the best? As huge coffee snobs, discovering and chilling out in epic … Read More

Off the Beaten Path Travel: I Wasn’t Planning on Going There

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Off the Beaten Path Travel

After writing a handful of blog posts, I realized there is a consistent pattern and viewpoint of many of the destinations I have traveled to.  Even while sharing travel stories with friends, family, and travelers alike, many of my sentences start out the same. “I wasn’t planning on going there.” I tend to travel with a pretty open schedule, and when I hear about cool places or things it’s hard to justify not making the trip!  The most common way I hear about off the beaten path travel destinations is from staying in hostels with like-minded travelers.   One of … Read More

What is Christiania?

CameronCategories, Denmark, Destinations, Europe0 Comments

What is Christiania

The whole city seems to have an aura of this overcast haze; it creeps through the canals and falls around the cities landmarks. Yet, Denmark and Copenhagen for that matter are said to have some of the happiest citizens. Something has to give. What is it about this socialist playground that makes people so happy? It could be the food. But every culture has its food, and although the Danes have great food, new and inviting food, they even have chefs like Chef Rene Redzepi, and his restaurant It could be the food. But every culture has its food, and … Read More

Why You Should Visit Stockholm

CameronCategories, City Guides, Destinations, Europe, Sweden0 Comments

You need to visit Stockholm. Home of Vikings, Reindeer, and Meatballs I’m in the Stockholm, Sweden’s capital city. I was expecting something different, something frozen; instead, I’ve found a pleasant summer, filled with beautiful vistas, great food, and healthy lifestyle—they have a strange obsession with strawberries. You take a deep breath here and you’re like yeah, these Swedes have it pretty good. When I thought of Sweden before it was a mix of an Ikea Hell, of Heavy-Metal, of a frozen tundra, and reindeer everywhere—granted Sweden has all of this, but it’s also so much more. The countryside in the … Read More

What is the Schengen Agreement? All You Need to Know About Staying in Europe

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All You Need to Know About the Schengen Zone

Any non-European backpacker spending an extended amount of time through Europe knows of the limitations of the Schengen zone and understanding Schengen travel.  Even though there are government and state-run guides explaining what the Schengen agreement is, it’s still hard to wrap heads around. That’s because the Schengen visa is a blessing and a curse and it’s confusing as hell when you are there. Personally, I have abided by all the rules of the Schengen zone.  I have sadly left Europe way too soon because I was on my 90th day of travel, I do this because the fear of … Read More