Category Archives: Travel Tips

Three Best Places to Swim in Sweden

Sweden is a hotbed of tourists in the Summer. What better way to cool off than head to three of the best beaches to swim in Sweden. 1. Swim in Malmö Tourists and locals alike travel to Malmö to enjoy 2.5 kilometers of sandy beaches and greenery. But if you prefer a boardwalk, Neighbouring Västra hamnen (Western Harbour) is a great choice. Restaurants and cafes abound and offer plenty of shade and refreshment from the summer heat. 2. Island Hop the Archipelagos Both Gothenburg and ... read more

Three Rules for International Travel

Travelling for work is challenging. Travelling internationally for the first time on business can be a nightmare if you are not prepared. Don’t get caught in a difficult situation. Instead follow our three rules for international travel. Rule #1 for International Travel Research the visa requirements and process before travelling and follow the guidelines. One of the hardest mistakes to correct is being denied entrance into a country because your visa is not processed in time or at all. ... read more

5 Things Your PA Should Do When Scheduling Business Trips

You have a lot to handle when travelling for business. The last thing you need is to worry if your personal assistant (PA) has everything under control or is forgetting an important detail for your trip. So, put aside your worries and have your PA review this short list of things to do when scheduling your business trips. 1. Create an Itinerary: While this seems basic it the key to a good trip. Make a list of all appointments and locations to visit during the trip. Your PA can then locate the ... read more

Dressing for Winter in Finland

When you think of Finland’s winter months, thoughts turn towards reindeer, winter wonderlands, and Santa Claus. When planning to visit this amazing country during these colder months, one asks, what should I pack to stay warm? Well, we have a list of the basic items every visitor should bring to winter in Finland. 1. Forget the synthetic blends and opt for natural fibres. While synthetics take up less room in your travel bags, they do not keep you as warm. Choose clothes made of natural fib ... read more

Three Unusual Things Every Business Traveler Should Carry

Travelling can be stressful. Long flights across time zones can wreak havoc on you. Set yourself up for better health by carrying three unusual things on your next trip. 1. Carry noise-cancelling headphones or quality earplugs. Public transportation can be noise causing you to lose valuable sleep while on planes, trains, and buses. Not to mention trying to sleep in loud hotels with corporate events taking place during your stay. While we recommend staying in one of our luxury apartments to no ... read more

Teach English in the Nordics

It is easy to see why many people visit Nordic countries and fall in love with the sights, sounds, people, and food! A common question is how can one live and work once in these amazing countries? We suggest you teach English if you are looking to stay. Two Ways to Get Certified to Teach English 1. If you are in the Nordics and want to stay, find the local on-site certification course. You can get your certification which never expires while you are vacationing. Sometimes, you can find ... read more

Surf in Iceland- Ice Included!

You work hard. Sometimes you need to play hard too. We have the answer to invigorating playtime: Surfing in Iceland- Ice included! Where to Surf in Iceland Many people looking for ice surfing venture to Reykjanes peninsula an hour outside of Reykjavik. This spot is the home of a moon-shaped landscape caused by lava fields. This spot is for the more advanced surfer as sharp volcanic reefs lie just below the surface.  For those new to surfing but want the invigorating experience of surf ... read more

Learn How to Haggle Like a Local

Haggling is expected in many cultures. In Europe, they expect you to negotiate prices at markets, shops, and street vendors. This is just common practice among the locals and visitors must do the same. But, many tourists are unfamiliar with the art of haggling. While common to hear the friendly banter of high and low ball pricing in the streets, never use this tactic at modern stores or shopping malls. You can bargain for goods, but food and outdoor produce markets do not haggle. They offer ... read more

RAA’s Guide to Shopping In Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain is the place to go if shopping is your passion. From high end apparel to regional fare, this city delivers over 35,000 shops to spend your days and money. We recommend beginning your shopping trip at the famous 5 km shopping line. This wonderland of couture starts at the top of Ramblas through Placa de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia and winding up Avenue Diagonal. Most streets are for pedestrians only, so meander in and out of stores and throught the crowds of well-dressed s ... read more

Seven Safety Tips for Female Travelers

Being alone while travelling does not need to mean you are a target. In fact, many women feel safer travelling solo because they stay conscious of their environs. You can travel solo and enjoy your experience without fear if you follow these safety tips and your natural instincts. [Note: Most of these tips are for men and women alike.] 1. Always follow your intuition. If something doesn’t seem right then follow your gut. It is better to annoy someone than to be miserable later. 2. Ke ... read more