Norway has always been a place I have dreamt of visiting. Besides its viking culture which in recent years I have become mildly obsessed with, it has majestic mountains, World Heritage registered Fjords, wildlife and world class sustainable cities. That being said I was all too excited when I found out I would have the opportunity to visit Norway, and more importantly in winter. Thanks to a fantastic collaboration with Visit Norway, Norwegian Airlines and the Impact Travel Alliance who invited a handful of creators ( me included to discover polar night.) So channeling my inner John Snow I grabbed my winter gear and a pair of Sorels and set off to explore Oslo, Alta and the Arctic Circle.
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Believe it or not, the UK is one of the best places in the world to visit if you’re looking for an adventurous trip and some incredible views of natural landscapes. It might be a collection of small islands, but don’t be fooled by the compact size of this sovereign country. England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland all boast beautiful areas of natural beauty. Of course, it would take hours to list all of the fantastic places you can visit in this part of the world, so here’s a pick of the best locations for an adventurous nature trip in the UK.
If you're traveling to Europe, like me you may wish to try and pack in as many destinations into one trip as possible. Luckily Europe is the best place to be able to actually make this happen. With a great transportation network of local and multi country trains, planes and car rentals planning a multi city European vacation is easier than ever.
Keep in mind If you are organizing your own tour around Europe, you can make it as budget conscious or luxurious as you want. For trips that conform to the former, remember that there are plenty of youth hostels that offer dorm rooms for a small price, as well as single rooms for slightly higher as well. Europe has accommodations for every budget and most cities have plenty of cheap and moderately inexpensive hotels that offer more privacy than a hostel, or you can also rent an AirBNB. Traveling by rail one can easily travel from city to city quickly all throughout Europe. Something you can further investigate here.
If you're looking for a high end hotel and don't want to organize your trip yourself there are some great new sites out there that will do the leg work for you. In fact, all you need to do is check out companies like the one you will find on this website and give them a rundown of your requirements, then they will do the rest all the way down to even booking your restaurant meal in the evening! Now you can't get any more convenient than that can you?
Berlin, Germany is a city so steeped in modern history we can forget that it’s still fascinating. That is to say, from the World Wars through the fall of the Berlin Wall (and countless references to both in film and television), Berlin was as important a city as any in 20th century war and politics. But it’s not a city only for the history books. Berlin is beautiful and fascinating, packed with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, excellent architecture, and interesting culture. These are some of my top picks.
This is one of the UNESCO sites in Berlin, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. More specifically, it’s one island with five museums in the heart of the city, between the Spree River and the Spree Canal. Naturally it’s a striking area, and though it’s fairly large it’s also easy to navigate (in part because it’s the site of the old city of Colln). On the island you can explore the Altes Museum, Neues Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, the Bode Museum (perhaps the prettiest), and the Pergamon Museum (perhaps the most unique). It’s a lot to see in one area and makes for a wonderful day of exploration.
Sintra is located 30 kilometers from the bustling city of Lisbon. Known for many romantic moments of architecture from the 19th century it is also home to several of Portugal's Royal palaces and was dedicated as a World Heritage City by UNESCO for the very reason.
Visiting Sintra and the colorful hill top palace of Pena National Palace has become a very popular day trip out of Lisbon.