Learning to Love Bali

I have to confess, the first time I went to Bali I wasn’t that impressed. It was crowded, it was chaotic, and it was (relatively) expensive. It wasn’t the island paradise I’d been expecting – the relaxed, easy-going, quiet world where we could walk to everything and everywhere we’d ever want that I had built…

A Morning Spent on Inle Lake

“This is Burma and it will be quite unlike any land you know about.” wrote Rudyard Kipling after visiting the country in 1889, and the statement holds as much weight today as it did back then. Until very recently, the country remained effectively cut off from much of the world, and from tourism in general, preserving a rich cultural heritage of over 100 ethnic groups in a way rarely witnessed in todays modern, globalized world.

My Favourite Banff Town Hikes

Canada’s Rocky Mountains are famed for their dramatic peaks, gemstone-coloured lakes, and diverse wildlife. They’re also remote and cover a massive area, with many trails difficult to access if you don’t have a vehicle. But there are a surprising number of great hiking options with trailheads starting from right in the town of Banff, keep reading to find about more about some of my favourites!

Sweden has a National Phone Number and You Can Use It to “Call a Random Swede”

In 1766 Sweden became the first country in the world to abolish censorship, and the Swedish Tourist Association wants to honour this anniversary by offering anybody, anywhere in the world the opportunity to call Sweden and get connected to a random Swede. Call, and the person you get connected to is a local, living somewhere in Sweden, and you can have a conversation with them about anything you feel like (ummmm, can anybody tell me what all the Ikea furniture names mean, and maybe explain how to put together my new VITTSJÖ while we’re at it? Also, I’d love some secret family recipes for meatballs.)

Interactive Map

“a map is permission to get lost” – erika meitner Click the map icons to find links to blog posts from those locations. Reviews and Extras will be added soon!

39 Reasons to Visit Southern Iceland in the Winter

Volcanoes slumber under glacier-capped mountains, while waterfalls cascade from the highlands and geothermal hotsprings dot a landscape that is literally being rifted apart. Everything on this island is dramatic, and if you visit in winter, you’ll only have to share it with a handful of people. (You can also view the gallery on Exposure.co)

14 Photos to Make You Want to Get On the Next Flight Out of Here

Wanderlust, that feeling of wanting to pick up and just leave and go somewhere completely new and unknown is always with me. It’s that nagging little voice inside my head saying “Wouldn’t it be nice to be sitting on a beach somewhere right now? Wouldn’t it be so cool to be hiking through that mountain…

Travel Bucketlist Thursday – MOROCCO – #tbt

Only 15km from Spain, across the Strait of Gilbraltar, lies an intoxicating contrast of old world charm and new world modernity, expansive desert and crowded medinas, sparkling ocean and high mountain peaks. Morocco has long been on the travel radar but the Arab Spring, and the events it spawned, had tempered tourism in recent years….

Travel Bucketlist Thursday – HAITI – #tbt

Disclosure: This weeks #tbt is maybe a bit of a cheat. Haiti is definitely on my Bucketlist, but I also know that I’m going there in a few short weeks, so it’s soon to be checked off. Sort of. I’m going to be travelling to Cap Haitien in 3 weeks to participate in a school…

Travel Bucketlist Thursday – KHUMBU, NEPAL – #tbt

The inaugural #tbt destination is the Khumbu Region of Nepal. Home to the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, this region is chock full of jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring vistas. Lonely Planet has listed it as the #6 region to visit in it’s ranking of the Best in Travel of 2015. If ever there was a place…