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21 Things You Have To Do In Havana, Cuba

Cuba has become a popular destination for many the last couple of years. If you have limited time make sure to do my favorite 21 Things You Have To Do In Havana, Cuba. Even though Havana experienced devastation after Hurricane Irma doesn't mean it is not possible...

What To Pack For A Trip To Peru
What To Pack For A Trip To Peru

Peru is on the bucket list of many. Most of us have seen pictures of Machu Pichu and are generally fascinated by the Peruvian culture. It is important to know what to pack for Peru as it has varied climate and you don't want to...

Top 10 Instagram Spots in Cuba
Top 10 Instagram Spots In Cuba

An instagrammable destination has become more important for many when you choose travel destinations, especially among Millennials and Gen Z. Colourful and beautiful photos get lots of attention on Instagram. And no place is more interesting to take photos than Cuba. Cuba is fascinating, it is...

Travel Gift Guide For Christmas 2017
Travel Gift Guide For Christmas 2017

      Christmas is just around the corner. Maybe you have no idea what to give to your travel-loving friend? Here is my travel gift guide for Christmas 2017. The list covers the hottest and must-haves and new products this year.   This post contains affiliate links   Polaroid Snap...

10 Things To Think About Before You Move Abroad

It has never been easier to move to another country and many millennials especially decide to leave their home country behind and approach a totally different way of living. Here are 10 things to think about before you move abroad. 1. Friends Friends might be the hardest...

Quito Old Town - A Guide to the Unesco Heritage Listed Old Town in Ecuador
10 Best Instagram Spots In Quito, Ecuador

You can find a lot of attractive Instagram spots in Ecuador's capital. Everything from craters, look outs, monuments and urban city-life. Here is a list of the 10 best Instagram spots in Quito. 1. Parque Itchimbia https://www.instagram.com/p/BEujWx1mOgs/?taken-by=thevikingabroad This amazing park is a perfect getaway from the busy city of Quito. It...

How To Survive A Long-Haul Flight
How To Survive A Long-Haul Flight

Long-Haul flights are exhausting. If haven't traveled outside of your own continent it is not easy to know how to prepare. After taking a lot of long haul flights through the years, I have learned the hard way of what to do and what not to...

Why You Have To Visit Viñales On Your Trip To Cuba
Why You Have To Visit Viñales On Your Trip To Cuba

Viñales is a great escape from the busy cities in Cuba such as Havana. The valley is perfect for horse riding and checking out the tobacco farms. Viñales is also great for biking to the very interesting Mural de PreHistoria. If you are staying in Cuba...

What To Pack For A Trip To Ecuador - For Female Travelers
What To Pack For A Trip To Ecuador – For Female Travelers

  Ecuador is a small country in South America.  It has four regions: Jungle, Andes, Coast and The Galapagos. This article covers an overall packing list of what you should pack for a trip to Ecuador. This post contains affiliate links   Going to the Galapagos Islands? Read this...

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...

12 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Baños In Ecuador
12 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Baños In Ecuador

  You might have seen photos of the Swing of the world in Baños in Ecuador? But did you know it is a perfect place for backpackers? It is placed at the entrance of the Amazon and you are surrounded by lush landscape and waterfalls. Here are 12 photos...

Tips For Travelling The Trans-Siberian Railway With The Family

Image by Kshchen via Flickr   I bet most people will agree with me that a Trans-Siberian Railway trip is one of the most popular train journeys. The railway connects Moscow with Vladivostok which is a town located in the far-east side of Russia. The Trans-Siberian railway...

What To Pack For An All-Inclusive Resort In Mexico
What To Pack For An All-Inclusive Resort In Mexico

Staying at an All Inclusive Resort in Mexico is supposed to be relaxing, but It is not easy to figure out what to pack for an all inclusive resort in Mexico. Especially, if you haven't been to one before. You might not know what's included....

How I Earned My First $200 Travel Blogging
How I Earned My First $200 Travel Blogging

You might have seen bloggers posting a post about how much they earned last month etc. I could never understand how people can earn up to $100.000 a month blogging. I soon realised it is not impossible but it requires a lot of work. You will not...

Best ways to ease your lifestyle in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi This article goes out to all the residents of Abu Dhabi to make their lives stress-free and better with the assistance of just a few apps that cover all the important aspects of a catchy lifestyle. You just have to install the following...

Moon Palace All-Inclusive in Cancun - A review
Moon Palace All-Inclusive Resort In Cancun – A Review

Moon Palace All-inclusive Resort is a part of  Palace Resorts . I got the chance to stay at Grand Resort, the newest resort of Moon Palace. And trust me, it really is a palace a huge palace, bigger than a university. You can take a bus to get...

Cycling To The Bamboo Village in Vietnam

My names Mike and I’ve been lucky enough to live in Hoi An for the past 2 months. It’s a great little place in the middle of Vietnam that I’ve fallen in love with. The culture is interesting and the food is delicious. But the...

Taking A Helicopter Tour Of Sydney In Winter

The winter in Sydney can be an excellent time of year to explore this multicultural and vibrant city so that you can explore all that is on offer without getting too hot. There is so much to see and do in the city that it...

The Most Luxurious Places to Stay in Sydney

  Generally, after a long day of business meetings and sightseeing, most people want just to put their heads on the pillows and rest. Some of those people prefer spending their time in simple and standard hotels, and some love resting in hotels that offer comfort...

Hunter Valley, Australia
Hunting Down the Best of Hunter Valley

An escape to the countryside in the oldest wine region of Australia located just 2 hours north of Sydney will see you visiting wineries, vineyards, having a taste of quality wines and gourmet food, dining at nice restaurants and having an excellent time unwinding. Here’s...

7 Breath-Taking Skiing Experiences in India

Ever dreamt of getting on a cable car and letting it take you at the top of a snow-covered mountain, looking out at acres of pure white serenity, jumping down into the fluffy white mass and just letting go with the wind in your hair...

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 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

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 Havana this is good enough to cover a lot in a...

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...

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 equator! 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 traveling 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 is a list of my favorite none- 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...

Why Is Fiji Such a Special Place on Earth?

If you’re a passionate globetrotter who loves exploring new exotic destinations, you’ll definitely want to learn more about Fiji – one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the Pacific Ocean.  Stay with us and keep on reading if you want to know what makes it...

The Best Adventure Flights For Adrenaline Junkies
The Best Adventure Flights For Adrenaline Junkies

[caption id="attachment_20167" align="aligncenter" width="705"] RetroBomb Magazine[/caption] Are you always seeking out or craving for activities where you can feel the excitement and the adrenaline rush? Here is some great news for you! You don’t need to be a pilot to have a once in a lifetime...

5 Most Relaxing Travel Destinations  

How many times have you finally gotten the time off work to go and take a vacation, only to find that the vacation itself left you aching, tired, and dreading the return to work even more. Maybe it’s time to take a different kind of...