I have gotten very good at giving myself the best birthday gifts – usually they are plane tickets somewhere new and exciting. This year, I treated myself to a Turkish delight – a few days of diving in Kaş!I dove with Nautilus Dive Centre, and had a rigorously fantastic schedule of an extensive breakfast, diving, … More Diving in Kaş: A Turkish delight!
What do you do if you have one day left of vacation, access to a van, and a flight to catch from Oslo? Andrew made a strong case for a visit to Lillehammer. This little city in Norway was made famous by a crime drama “Lilyhammer” which featured (according to the IMDB blurb) a New … More Lillehammer, Norway
While sled dogs might not be the top of everyone’s mind in the summer, if you are looking for something heartwarming while in Tromsø, a visit to Tromsø Villmarkssenter is the ticket, because YOU GET TO CUDDLE PUPPIES (but I am getting ahead of myself). Only a short drive from central Tromsø, you will arrive … More HUSKIES?! PUPPIES!?: Fluffy friends in Tromsø
Norway is blessed with some of the most pristine and remarkable wilderness I have ever seen. The best way to see the best Norway has to offer is to take a boat out onto the fjords. In my opinion, it would be an egregious error if you visited Tromsø and did not explore the arctic fjords. … More Oh my fjord! Norway at it’s most spectacular
Our destination on this Norwegian adventure was Tromsø, a little town nestled in the Arctic. A place of midnight sun, and the location of the midnight sun marathon on summer solstice. Apart from running a very long distance, this trip was a treat because Tromsø is a truly charming city. This striking city is home to … More Tromsø, Norway
We only had a few hours in Oslo, so it seems like the perfect amount of time to go to the Viking museum… and eat a hotdog. We successfully achieved these lofty goals.
Of all the places I have visited, I was most nervous to visit Rio. Rio has a reputation as a wild city – which can be the most fun but also can skew dangerous in a second. With these cautious ringing in my ears, I arrived in Rio with low expectations. However, this city really … More The magic of Rio
Paraty doesn’t have a bad side – it is delight during the day, it has superb natural spaces for adventure just beyond the town limits, and the streets take on a romantic charm as the sun goes down. The restaurants spill out onto the streets, tables and chairs strategically balanced on the cobbles and the live music flows … More Paraty after dark (Brazil)
When someone mentions visiting Brazil, I think most immediately conjure up images of the frenetic, wild, magnificent, spectacular Rio – the chaos, colour, samba, and spice. However, just a few hours west, there is a charming treasure to explore: Paraty (pronounced para-chee). Paraty is a quiet colonial town, a UNESCO world heritage site which captures … More The cutest colonial town: Paraty, Brazil
It has been yonks since I have shared anything on my blog – I have been a tiny bit busy having grand adventures, finishing my PhD, and starting my post-doc. It means I have a HUGE backlog of amazing travel photos and moments that I have yet to share. One of the grand adventures of … More Castle in the rock: Slovenia