Northern Europe

Sleep, Dine, Sightsee and Swim at Landsort, Sweden

Landsort Lighthouse

At the bottom of the Stockholm Archipelago is Landsort, a picturesque village on the 4 km-long Öja Island 65 km south of Stockholm. Complete with two harbors on each side of the island, a seven-story “hotel” tower and a lighthouse, it’s no wonder this is where many Swedes spend their summer (and winter) holidays. To get to Landsort, take the …

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My First 3 Weeks Back in Europe, Helping on a Farm in Sweden

Working on a Farm in Sweden

I’m back in Europe! Yeay! I can’t believe it’s already been three weeks. Certainly makes a difference to slow down and go to one place at a time for a little while. Currently, that place is a farm in Sweden, near a tiny village called Sjuntorp. Never heard of it? Neither has anyone else in Sweden. Let’s back up a …

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My Favorite Place I Traveled To in 2015

Favorite Place in the World

Whenever anyone asks, I say that my favorite place is Edinburgh. The truth is Edinburgh is my favorite city, but the world “place” is really general. I have a lot of favorite places. I’ll try to break it down here into specifics. Favorite City First, I should clarify why Edinburgh is my favorite city. It’s easy to simply say Edinburgh is …

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My Adventure with Zanzibara Campground via Workaway

Zanzibara Campground

I recently wrote a post on volunteering with Workaway and I realized I never finished the post on one of my favorite Workaway experiences in Riga, Latvia at the Zanzibara Campground. It was my first Workaway since Albania. Traveling through thirteen countries in two months didn’t give me a lot of time to spend in one place. I tried to work for the hostel …

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Did Helsinki Just Become My Favorite City?

Sunset in Helsinki

All year I’ve been saying that Edinburgh is my favorite city in the world. Then I arrived in Helsinki. What the hell? Sure it’s expensive, but so is Edinburgh. Don’t worry, I’m still planning to spend a few months in Edinburgh next year. But I might be spending a month or two in Finland too. I’ve always thought of Finland …

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