Bergen, a picturesque city nestled between majestic mountains and a breathtaking fjord, it had always been my dream destination. The allure of its picturesque beauty, its charming waterfront, and its vibrant culture had captivated my imagination for years. So, when the opportunity finally presented itself, I eagerly embarked on a journey to this Norwegian gem, ready to spend three unforgettable days exploring the city of my dreams.
Iceland has some of the most spectacular natural scenery you will see anywhere in the world. It’s a great destination for social distancing, as you’ll be spending plenty of time in your own car or tour bus driving from attraction to attraction. Then, there will be plenty of time spent outdoors at these vast wonders. There are glaciers, ice caves, geysers, geothermal hot springs, enormous waterfalls, dramatic black sand beaches and ancient volcanoes.
Nature has been proven, time and time again, to reduce depression, anxiety, stress, and anger, as well as generally boost psychological wellbeing. Nature can help make you feel happier and more content as a person, which can improve many areas of your life. This is why I always try to immerse myself in nature when travelling, even when in a big city.
Exploring the world can take a lot of work, but thankfully for us, there are many ways to make things easier and even lower costs. However, travelling comes with its own set of trails and tribulations and as such, there are many tricks that will make your life on the road easier. With this in mind, here are some more travel tips to help you become an expert traveller.
One of my favourite things about travel is the opportunity to see new things! Sure, there’s the whole hassle of planning the actual logistics of the trip (which contrary to how that sounds, I actually enjoy), not to mention the dent that travel makes to your wallet but once these barriers are crossed, travel is one of the most exciting ways to open yourself to new things and experiences.
Most people aren’t born savvy travellers. It’s something that only comes with experience. In the beginning, you make a lot of travel mistakes. Travel savviness is a process born of missed buses, foolish behaviour, cultural unawareness, and countless tiny errors. Then, one day, you begin to seamlessly move through airports and integrate yourself into new cultures like a fish to water.
Nestled around the Baltic Sea, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia make up Europe’s stunning Baltic region. They’re some of the most beautiful countries in the world and are growing in popularity as tourist destinations each year, drawing more and more people to this northeastern corner of Europe than ever before.
Tucked in the northeast corner of Europe, Tallinn is a true hidden gem. Whether you visit in the summer high season or in the wintry cold, like I did, there are countless cool things to do in Estonia’s capital city. For me, two days was the perfect amount of time to get a good feel of Tallinn, but then I move fast. If you want to see the city at a slower pace, then I recommend at least three days.
Some people believe street art is vandalism. Others think it adds to a city’s unique character. In any case, street art was something I basically ignored in the past but today, thanks to my cousin’s input, I’ve begun to love street art!