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What To Pack For A Trip To Europe - Summer 2017
What To Pack For A Trip To Europe – Summer 2017

  It is not easy to figure out what to pack for a summer trip to Europe. That's why I have created this essential packing list that covers what to bring of clothes, bags, travel essentials and camera equipment.  This post contains affiliate links    Lonely Planet Europe...

Trinidad - A Must-Visit In Cuba
Trinidad – A Must-Visit In Cuba

  Trinidad in Cuba is one of those places you wouldn't believe existed. It is so different and unique and it really feels like you are in the 1850s. With horse transportations and bakers selling their bread from street to street and of course the iconic...

How To Prepare For A Trip To The Galapagos Islands
How To Prepare For A Trip To The Galapagos Islands

Travelling to the Galapagos Islands is on many people's bucket list. It is a trip of a lifetime and you want it to be perfect! The Galapagos Islands are one of those unique places on the planet, with creatures you won't see any other place. It...

How to avoid getting bumped from a flight
A Short List On How To Avoid Getting Bumped From A Flight

The video of the man getting dragged out of the overbooked United airline flight is haunting and disturbing. No one wants to experience getting treated this way. Here are the best tips to avoid getting bumped from a flight:   1.Check in early as possible Many airlines bump...

Why You Should Visit Puyo In The Ecuadorian Amazon
Why You Should Visit Puyo In The Ecuadorian Amazon

Puyo is at the entrance of the Ecuadorian Amazon.  Many backpackers stop in Puyo on their way to Cuyabeno or Yasuni, which are deeper into the Amazon. You don't need to travel too far to experience the Amazon in Ecuador. You have probably heard of the swing at...

4 Top Tips For Surviving China As A Backpacker

    China is a wonderful destination for backpackers. There are plenty of cheap hostels, delicious street food, and an exceptional train network that makes getting around the country incredibly easy. Exploring China is easy to do on a budget, too. Here are a couple of tips...

Visit Canada and fulfill your dream Canadian Bucket List
Visit Canada and fulfill your dream Canadian Bucket List

  A guest post by Priya from Travel World Guide. The year 2017 marks as Canada’s 150th birthday and in recent times a lot of interest has been generated by this country that has intrigued and allured many globe-trotters. Whatever little glimpse and knowledge of Canada they...

The ultimate list of hashtags for travelers
The Ultimate List of Hashtags for Travelers

It is hard to get seen on Instagram without using hashtags. If you already have a big following and are satisfied with that then you don't need to use many hashtags. You can use up to 30 hashtags per post and it is a good...

Cuba packing list
What to pack for Cuba – For female travelers

Packing and preparing for a trip to Cuba can be challenging. One thing is for sure that it will be hot and humid, however, it can rain a lot as well. Be aware that you won't find a shopping centre with a lot of different...

Old Havana - A Self Guided Walking Route With Map
Old Havana – A Self-Guided Walking Route With Map

In front of Colourful buildings along Paseo de Marti, Old Havana, Cuba You simply can't travel to Havana, Cuba without checking out Old Havana (Habana Vieja.) Many tourists choose to take the tourist jump-on-jump-off bus to cover the touristic sites. If you only have half-a-day to see...

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 gifts for everyone who loves travelling. You can find anything from a book about the most romantic places in the world, favour...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

10 Essential Tips for Travelling to Dubai

Dubai is a very cool destination and it is considered as one of the best places to travel in the international tourism industry. But it is good to take some details to have a good trip. Here’s what you need to know before you go...