Author archives: guest

How to spend 1 Day in New York as a Photographer

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What would you do if you had only one day to spend in New York City? Last year I had the chance to explore a bit of the United States and traveled to eight different states in one month. It's a lot of traveling, but I like grabbing opportunities whenever I can. New York City has a lot to offer and for a one-day trip, it can seem to be overwhelming. I wan[...]

To the newlywed who loves to travel...

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In her book You Won't Remember This – travel with babies author and travel writer Sandy Bennett-Haber rounded up a collection of short stories about all facets of traveling with a baby - the good, the bad and the ugly. Here, Sandy shares with us what it's like to transition from adventurous solo traveler to globetrotting mom who explores the world with her c[...]

Yes, it's still OK to visit Major Tourist Attractions

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Yes, you read the title right, and yes I'm letting you know that contrary to what most top travel blogs will say these days, it's perfectly ok to visit whatever monument or museum you've had your heart set on, no matter how photographed and popular it may be. “But everyone says to adventure off the beaten track and now you’re saying I should still make t[...]

4 Packing Tips to Nail looking Stylish & being Comfy

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Traveling in style need not necessarily mean that you have to lug around tons of luggage and pack your whole wardrobe for a vacation. Travel style can be versatile and customized to your preference, only if you can decide on a few solid pieces of clothing or essential accessories to build your look on. Over-packing accessories can prove to be a waste of t[...]

On the tracks of Game of Thrones: A Causeway Coast Guide

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I can't remember when exactly the Giant's Causeway made it onto my bucket list, but I've certainly been dreaming about visiting this place in Northern Ireland for many years. Little did I know that the entire Causeway Coast is a stunningly scenic road trip - and who doesn’t love a good road trip? I spent about 2 and a half days at the Causeway Coast and [...]

The Ethics of Totalitarian Tourism: A Weekend in North Korea

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This month, American passport holders can no longer travel to North Korea. After a recent increase in missile tests including an alleged hydrogen bomb - the irreversible weapon of mushroom cloud notoriety - the UN has increased sanctions against them. Before all this escalated, last April, I ran the Pyongyang (half) marathon. I’d become fascinated while l[...]

A Local's Guide to a Perfect Day in Oslo with Siv Jakobsen

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No one knows a city better than its locals. We asked musician Siv Jakobsen - who just released her debut album The Nordic Mellow - to share with us her favorite places in Oslo.  Oslo is one of my favorite cities in the world. It is perhaps my favorite city, as I was born in it, and have since been living in a suburb of it. After taking a 5 year stint [...]

Brazil's Hidden Paradise: Chapada dos Veadeiros

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Most people would think of Brazil as of a beach travel destination. The rest of the country, which frankly speaking is huge, is forgotten. Unfair, isn’t it? For those of you a little bit more curious, a second look at the map would make you wanna see what lies inland. The good news is that the heart of Brazil is not any less fascinating than its beaches [...]

Havana Blues: What it's like to live in Havana as a Foreigner

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From my 2nd floor balcony with view over the street, music suddenly breaks through the quiet noise of women gossiping in the door ways and children playing in this twilight of a Sunday evening in Centro Habana: “Ooh… New York… Ooh, New York…” The tones float through the air and reach my balcony. There is that special smell that follows with humid air. [...]

Why a Trip to explore The Hague should be on your Bucket list

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When you think of The Netherlands, you think of Amsterdam. Its grand canals, its cute houses, its thousands of bikes and probably its direct yet friendly-in-their-own-way locals. But what if I told you that there’s far more to the Netherlands than simply Amsterdam? Sure, it’s a small country and most other, major cities are easily accessible for a daytri[...]