As travel becomes more accessible to the masses and our population grows the likelihood of becoming a victim to pickpocketing and crime while traveling increases. Popular tourist destinations are becoming more popular and with that there is a rise in petty crimes. Here are some of my top tips for avoiding theft while you are traveling the world.
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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Norway is known for its Viking Culture tall mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords that beckon to be explored. Summer is a time to head out on foot, bike or by boat but winter offers something entirely unique. From chasing the Northern Lights, to walking with reindeer in the snow covered tundra. Here are ten photo to inspire you to visit Norway in Winter.
San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. Not so much for its nightlife or great city vibes, although those are great too, but for what surrounds it. Head off in almost any direction from downtown and you find a deluge of outdoor fun, not to mention great restaurants, wine and some of my favorite small towns in the state. Best part of all is that many of these great escapes can be totally car free. So grab your bike or your favorite walking shoes and come across the bay with me to the quaint seaside town of Tiburon.
My morning began leisurely on this warm and beautiful fall day. After a coffee and a scone at Tartine I headed over to San Francisco Bike Rentals located near Pier 41. I grabbed a bike and hopped on the Ferry dubbed the Blue and Gold Fleet which was destined to take me across the bay to Tiburon. Camera in hand I passed some of San Francisco’s most iconic sites, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge on my short trip across the bay.
The one thing you should never travel without is a great book. I have always loved to read and some of the best wanderlust often comes from the pages of travel books. Growing up I devoured mysteries and gripped the pages of thriller/horror books like Goosebumps and Fear Street. As I got older and my passion for traveling grew I read the travel classics like Heart of Darkness, The Adventures of Ibn Battuta and Seven Years in Tibet. These days you would be hard pressed to find me on any trip, or in my own bed for that matter, without a book or an Ibook that is, in my hand.
Some of my biggest travel inspiration has come from the books I have read, each page fueling my wanderlust for nature and exploration. Here is a list curated by myself and a few other writers, bloggers and travel addicts of our favorite books about travel, nature and adventure.
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