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September, 2016

  • 13 September

    My Five Weeks in Sjuntorp Could Have Been Better

    Selfie on Hike in Sjuntorp

    My Workaway on a farm in Sweden, just outside the unheard-of village of Sjuntorp, was quite an interesting experience. Long hours, wonderful scenery and a very eccentric family. I’m not going to pull any punches on this one. While the experience overall wasn’t that bad, and certainly beautiful, there were a few things that rubbed the wrong way. As a travel blogger …

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  • 11 September

    The Search for the Perfect Cup of Coffee

    I’m not a big coffee drinker. By that, I mean I don’t have to drink a cup every day when I wake up. However, I do like coffee, and I’m always on the lookout for that perfect cup. As a travel blogger, I tend to spend quite a bit of time in cafes. If I had the choice, I’d probably pick …

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  • 9 September

    Guinness, Game of Thrones and Giants Come Together in Ireland

    Shamrocker Adventures Giant's Rocker Tour

    Usually, I advocate exploring a country with an open itinerary. Haggis Adventures and Shamrocker Tours have shown me that this isn’t always best. When you get to a country like Ireland, which has so much to see, it would take you weeks a guide or lots of planning. You’d probably miss a lot, not to mention all the insider data, if …

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  • 2 September

    How I Lost my Smile in August for All the Wrong Reasons

    Selfie without a Smile by Storr Waterfall

    At the end of July, I wrote a blog post in which you might have noticed I had had a little injury. Well, that little injury was a lot worse than I thought, and eventually led to me losing my smile. Another title for this post might be “Why You Shouldn’t Travel without Traveler’s Insurance.” In 2015, I only had one accident …

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August, 2016

  • 29 August

    Explore the Isle of Lewis and Harris to See Scotland’s Best

    Luskentyre on Lewis and Harris

    Back in May this year, I explored the Isle of Lewis and Harris on the Haggis Adventures Hebridean Hopper Tour. While the Isle of Skye remains my favorite place in the world, the Isle of Lewis and Harris isn’t far behind. It’s the biggest island in the British Isles outside the two main islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and …

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  • 27 August

    How I Didn’t See the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen

    I still feel a little baffled that I managed to visit Copenhagen without seeing their key attraction. In my defense, it might be one of the most overrated attractions in Europe, along with the astronomical clock in Prague. Having said that, here’s what I managed to cram into the four days that I spent there, en route to Sweden. I …

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  • 3 August

    Here’s What I Didn’t Do in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam Central Square

    As I go through my travels, I’m constantly leaving activities in my wake which I didn’t get a chance to do. After all, that’s the Law of the Traveler. Amsterdam was no different, but the activity I didn’t do was by choice. For four days, I stayed at a friend’s house 45 minutes north of Amsterdam, catching up on my …

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July, 2016

  • 27 July

    10 Activities for a 2-Day Visit to Karlskrona, Sweden

    Karlskrona Harbor

    Karlskrona has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. Spread across 33 main islands and countless smaller ones, it is my favorite part of Sweden. When you visit Karlskrona, as you must do, here are some tips. 1. Kayak Through the Karlskrona Waterways Karlskrona Kayak operates kayak tours in Karlskrona. There are portions of the waterways controlled by the …

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  • 24 July

    I Had the Best Meal of My Life at Skeppsgossen

    Selfie at Skeppsgossen

    Had you told me that I would find the best meal ever in Sweden, I’d never have believed you. Skeppsgossen Restaurant in Karlskrona has claimed that title. I had already taken the Guided Food Tour of Stockholm and learned that the culinary creations of Sweden include much more than meatballs. But I was not expecting to find Italian food as good as …

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  • 20 July

    The Stockholm Food Tour is So Much More Than Meatballs!

    Stockholm Food Tour at the Winery Hotel

    Recently I took part in The Nordic Experience Food Tour with Stockholm Food Tours. I learned that there is far more to Swedish cuisine than just meatballs and fish. A LOT more! The Nordic Experience Stockholm Food Tour At 2 PM on July 13th, after arriving back from Landsort, I met up with a dozen other bloggers outside the Hötorgshallen food …

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  • 14 July

    A Complete Guide to Visiting Landsort, Sweden

    Landsort Lighthouse

    At the bottom of the Stockholm Archipelago is Landsort, a picturesque village on the 3-mile-long Öja Island 65 km south of Stockholm. Complete with two harbors on each side of the island, a seven-story hotel tower in the old boat tower and a lighthouse, it’s no wonder this is where many Swedes spend their summer (and winter) holidays. It’s not …

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  • 6 July

    Why June 2016 was my Favorite Month in my Travels

    Skye Travels in June Collage

    Two days after I arrived in Edinburgh in April, I found out I was a British citizen and posted on Facebook that it was the best day of my life. It was. The last week of May, I took the 5-Day Haggis Adventures’ Hebridean Hopper Tour. I considered that week the best of my life. But Scotland has just gotten better, and …

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  • 4 July

    What it Took to Get My British Citizenship and Passport

    Selfie with British Citizenship

    The story of getting my British citizenship and UK passport actually begins long before I began traveling the world. In a sense, it was the true catalyst which led me onto my path as a travel blogger and world traveler. In June 2012, I was offered an opportunity to become the CEO of the London branch of my company. At the time …

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  • 2 July

    How to Find the Gold Cave on the Isle of Skye

    Gold Cave on the Isle of Skye

    The gold cave on the Isle of Skye is one of the most secluded and unknown spots on the island. It wasn’t on Google Maps until recently, and most locals have never heard about it. It might not be as spectacular as Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa, but because it’s so hard to find, it’s also practically empty. …

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June, 2016

  • 30 June

    There’s a Cat Cafe in Edinburgh!

    Maison de Moggy Cat Cafe

    Do you love cats as much as I do? Turns out, there a place in Edinburgh you can satiate your feline fondness. Maison de Moggy is the first cat cafe in Scotland, and somewhere you should visit at least once. However, I’m betting you’ll fall in love and become a regular customer! The Maison de Moggy Cat Cafe is located …

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