Tags archives: adventure-travel

Women on the Trail: Hiking Fjällräven Classic Sweden

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Nervously, I shoulder my backpack and carry it across the campsite. Doesn't feel too bad - I've carried heavier things before! Just never for this long... After a few steps I stop, standing before my judge - the scale hanging off a tree, ready to tell me the awful truth. I take off my backpack and set it to the ground - big mistake. I struggle to lift it hig[...]

5 Reasons why Laos should be your next adventure destination

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Laos, the landlocked neighbor to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, and China is undoubtedly one of the most underrated destinations in SouthEast Asia. Many people flock to the beaches in Thailand, the ancient structures of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and eat their way through Vietnam without ever stepping foot in Laos. Those who do make it to Laos typ[...]

Being a Superhero in Bolivia: The biggest thrill in La Paz

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“Take your pick,” the employee said. “You can descend as Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Santa Clause or a piece of bacon.” I would call myself an adrenaline junkie with a fear of heights. I’ve jumped out of planes and off of cliffs. Even bungee jumped once with the helpful push of an employee. So when planning my stopover in La Paz, Bolivia, I was surprised[...]

How to Spend 10 Days in Ontario

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Ever since I set foot in Canada for the first time four years ago, I've been in love. I was smitten by the friendliness of locals and the beauty of the scenery alike. In no other place had I experienced so much vast emptiness whilst at the same time always finding things to do, people to hang out with and adventures to have. I knew I had to return - and luck[...]

A Picture-Book Experience of Canada: Killarney Provincial Park

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Why do people come to this place?, I ask my captain during a boat cruise around the Georgian Bay, Ontario. I don't know – it's very peaceful here, but I guess they come for the scenery, he answers. And he is right, the scenery in this part of Canada is worth the five hour drive from Toronto. The little town of Killarney and Killarney Provincial Park are like[...]

7 Reasons to travel Chilean Patagonia by Bike

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“Vos sos Holandesa?” asked the 89-year-old Chilean caballero over and over again during our stay. My partner and I just passed his house when we realized that we weren’t going to make it to our planned destination, Hornopirén. We felt like we had walked to Mecca and back (in reality we had cycled 40 kilometres, in the mountains, on an unpaved road), [...]

The Travelettes Guide to the Faroe Islands

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The Faroe Islands had been on my bucket list ever since I spent a semester at the University of Reykjavik and one of my friends traveled there on her way home to Europe by ferry. I was intrigued - a place so remote you have to take an overnight ferry to reach it? Enough reason for me to put it on my bucket list. Years later, I would finally get to tick the r[...]

Gone Sea Kayaking: A Weekend in Oban

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It is not often that we get an exceptionally sunny and warm Spring weekend in Scotland, but when it happens I am the first to get long for adventure. Not too long ago it was such a weekend, so my boyfriend and I rented a car and drove north. We had our minds set on a little Scottish coastal town not too far from Glasgow but special enough to get away from it[...]

The Top 10 Experiences in Scotland

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If you would have told me that I am still in Glasgow today and with no intention to leave anytime soon when I moved here almost three years ago, I would have shaken my head in wild disbelief. And yet, Glasgow has managed to do, what Vienna, Berlin & Co couldn't do in the past - it made me want to stay. The city is a creative hotspot, with great universit[...]

It's a Kind of Magic: The Shetland Islands

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We got out of the car and had a quick look at the map. It wouldn't be far, but the weather looked vicious. We set out anyways; wrapped up in our waterproofs, our cameras safely stowed in our waterproof bags and our boots strapped on tightly. The first stretch was simple and the path easy to follow, but then it stopped. Well, there was one path leading to the[...]