Travel Advice

Norway: The land of the fjords

Two months ago, I took a spontaneous trip to Norway. This was my first trip to Scandinavia, my first time in Europe. I was blown away. Norway was like nothing I had ever seen before… When? Late July 2013 Duration? 8 days (part of a 3 week Eurotrip) Tour or independent travel? Independent travel through an unescorted tour […]

Practically Packed: Electronic devices

Last month, while travelling on a train through the stunning Norwegian fjords and beautiful Swiss Alps, I noticed that, other passengers of my generation had their eyes glued to a tablet/phone. I couldn’t help but feel disappointed. For me, holidays are about enjoying your time away, soaking in your surroundings, absorbing the culture, the scenery […]

Choose your own adventure: Plan a holiday

Until recently, my trips have involved tagging along on someone else’s holiday or joining a tour – thus, I haven’t had much need to do research. Plus, my dates have been pretty flexible, so I just pick up and go when necessary. But then a few months ago, I was presented with the opportunity to […]

Challenge: Keep a travel diary

I’m not much of a writer. I survived English in high school, and I looked forward to university purely because I could ‘drop English’. So keeping any kind of journal/diary was always going to be a struggle for me. But being my first trip to Europe, and knowing that I would be going back in […]