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Valentine's Gifts For Travel Lovers.
Valentine’s Gifts For Travel Lovers

  Valentine's is soon here! It is not easy to find valentine's gifts for travellers so I decided to make a list of hot valentine's for everyone who loves travelling. This post contains affiliate links The World's Most Romantic Destinations: 50 Dreamy Getaways, Private Retreats, and Enchanting...

7 Tips to Avoid Jet Lag
7 Tips To Avoid Jet lag

Dealing with jet lag can be challenging if you don't know how to prepare yourself. This is a list of 7 tips on how to avoid jet lag on your travels. Nothing is worse than falling asleep when you have a night out on the first...

How to see Cuba in 10 days
Cuba in 10 Days

 This is a post on how I saw Cuba in 10 days. Including Havana, Vinales and Trinidad. When I was 13 I saw a travel documentary on Travel Channel about Cuba. I was fascinated and I knew that I had to visit Cuba one day. December...

A list of travel items to use in 2017
Essentials Travel Items For 2017

2017 is finally here! Maybe you put travel more on your new year resolution list? If you did, great! Here are some essential travel items for 2017. The best of the best! These items will make your travels a lot easier, safer, comfortable, fun and more enjoyable! This post contains...

Top 10 Places To Visit In Ecuador
Top 10 places to visit in Ecuador

Ecuador is a small country in South America, placed on the equator. Ecuador is crossing borders with Colombia and Peru. You have probably heard of The Galapagos Islands, but did you know it was a part of Ecuador? Although, The Galapagos Islands are the most visited...

How To Prepare for A Trip To Cuba in 2017
How To Prepare for A Trip To Cuba in 2017

Cuba is becoming a popular destination for people all over the world. Cuba is a country that is not easy to travel to and organise everything by yourself. Many tourists choose the easy way to go by cruise or by a tour package. My boyfriend...

top 6 things to do in Quito Ecuador The Viking Abroad
Top 6 Things To Do in Quito

This post contains affiliate links  Quito is the capital of Ecuador, located on the equator in South America. Imagine standing on the world’s highest point of the equato! Quito is 2,850 meters (9,350 ft) above sea level. This city has a lot to give, everything from UNESCO...

Mindo – Ecuadorian Cloud Forest

Mindo is in the cloud forest in Ecuador. It is only two hours from Quito. Mindo is known for its Butterflies, hummingbirds, and lush landscape . You can visit the butterfly reserve where you can feed the butterflies. If you are lucky, you can see...

How To Avoid Parasites While Travelling
How To Avoid Parasites While Travelling

Nothing is worse than ruining your vacation by being glued to the toilet or not being able to trust a fart. All I can say is, I feel you. After travelling in Africa and living in Ecuador, I have experienced parasites and stomach flu. This post...

Guacos dancing around me at the Mama Negra Festiival
Mama Negra Festival – Latacunga, Ecuador

[caption id="attachment_16941" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Guacos dancing around me and cleansing me at the Mama Negra Festival[/caption]   Mama Negra festival is celebrated in Latacunga beginning of November every year. The tradition is inspired  by Spanish, Incan ,African and Mayan traditions. Latacunga was colonized by the Spanish, because...

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad
Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad

We live in a time where many young people prefer to travel the world or study at university or college. If you want both, why not combine it? It has never been easier to travel or study abroad. There is so many destinations and programs to...

Non-Touristy Places To Visit In Ecuador
Non-Touristy Places To Visit In Ecuador

You have probably heard of places to visit in Ecuador like The Galapagos Islands, Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca. Here are a list of my favorite non- touristy places to visit in Ecuador for people that have seen it all or if you want to avoid...

Isveglio - The Secret of Ecuadorian Coffee
Isveglio – The Secret of Ecuadorian Coffee

Nothing is better than drinking a coffee without being interrupted. And by that, I also mean good, quality coffee. No Starbucks, instant or fuel station coffee. I have been drinking coffee since I was 16. I started with drinking Americano with no sugar or milk....

20 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Ecuador
20 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Ecuador

Ecuador is a small country in South America, placed on the equator. Ecuador is crossing borders with Colombia and Peru. You have probably heard of The Galapagos Islands, but did you know it was a part of Ecuador? Although, The Galapagos Islands are the most visited...

Best Travel Gifts For Christmas 2016

This post contains affiliate links    Haven't figured out what to give your jet setter friend for Christmas? Don't worry! Here is a list of hot deals this Christmas!     Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See.  If you want to give your friend...

Climbing Rucu Pichincha, Quito Ecuador
Climbing Rucu Pichincha, Quito Ecuador

Last Saturday my legs were aching for hiking. My boyfriend and I couldn't find anything closer than Rucu Pichincha, which is just a couple of minutes from our apartment in Quito. The volcano is over 4696 meters above the sea! You might think that is...

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Australia
20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Australia

Ah Australia, how much I miss living in that beautiful country! As soon as I finished High School I thought about Australia almost every day. I knew it was something about that country that made me think I have to live there or at least...

How To Travel With Fibromyalgia
How to travel with Fibromyalgia

  This post contains affiliate links  I haven’t been so open about having fibromyalgia. I have had it for roughly a year and have learnt how to live with it. Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness with tenderness and muscle pains spread all over the body. The disorder is...

How To Spend 1 Day In Oslo
How To Spend 1 Day In Oslo, Norway

If you are backpacking around Europe and have limited time in Norway - This is the post to read on how to make the most out of your visit to Oslo. I usually recommend to spend three days in Oslo, Norway, however it is possible to...

Could you live abroad?
Could you live abroad?

Always dreamed about living abroad? People might say; “Just go for it, you only live once!” But is it really that easy? In 2012 I was so tired of living in my hometown in Norway, my legs were screaming to go to another country! The...