Category Archives: Things to Do

Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan: A Travel Guide to the Famous Sunken Forest

Lake Kaindy and Kolsai Lakes in Kazakhstan Sunken forest blue lake

Kazakhstan is easily one of the most beautiful countries on the planet and the country constantly flies under the travel radar when it shouldn’t. Especially when places like Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan’s famous sunken forest, exist. This is a travel guide to Lake Kaindy, part of the Kolsai Lakes in southeastern Kazakhstan, discussing how to visit […]

Kirkjubøur, Faroe Islands: Experience History on Streymoy

Kirkjubour Faroe Islands travel guide

One place that you simply can’t leave off of your Faroe Islands itinerary is the historic village of Kirkjubøur on the island of Streymoy.  This gorgeous spot in the Faroes holds the key to the islands’ history and it is as beautiful as it is fascinating. Traveling to Kirkjubøur – A Practical Guide My initial […]

A Quick Planning and Travel Guide to La Fortuna, Costa Rica

La Fortuna, Costa Rica waterfall

La Fortuna, Costa Rica is definitely not off of the beaten path for travelers to Central America, that’s for sure.  Actually, I’ve been multiple times. People are simply in awe of the photos they see of Arenal Volcano and the local wildlife and book their trip there without another thought in mind.  I don’t really […]

Black Sand Euphoria in Tjornuvik, Faroe Islands

Tjørnuvik in the Faroe Islands on Streymoy

People that visit the Faroes tend to have a favorite island.   Perhaps that island is Kalsoy because of the Kallur Lighthouse and dramatic precipices that abound the place.  Or maybe their favorite is Mykines, where quizzical puffins roam around soaking up the salty, albeit unspoiled Faroese air. While all visitors claim a Faroese island […]

10 Diverse Weekend Trips from Oslo (+ Off the Grid Options)

Kragerø Norway

Are you looking for the best weekend trips from Oslo to escape the city for a bit? This guide details some of the best weekend getaways from Oslo – including cities, off-the-path destinations, and more! When I lived in Oslo, I loved escaping the capital city as much as I could. However, I used to […]