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Five Activities to Help Combat Traveller's Blues

Living and working abroad can be challenging and even more challenging when things don’t go as planned. But don’t let unexpected changes spoil your mood.Instead, check out our list of five activities help you combat travel blues. 1. Change Your Routine: When you find yourself isolated or unable to travel like normal, you can change your routine. A simple change like eating at a new place at a different hour can help snap you out of the blues. Not only will it shake things up a bit, you ma ... read more

Three Reasons to Visit Gothenburg Now!

Sweden has seen a rise in tourists and business travellers who enjoy fine dining and unusual dining experiences. So, it’s no surprise to see foodies flock to Gothenburg where world-class seafood and award-winning restaurants await. But food is not the only reason to visit this coastal city. Here we outline three of our favorite reasons to visit Gothenburg. 1. Lisenerg Amusement Park: Even if you arrive on business, we suggest you schedule an afternoon to visit this theme park. A spin on ... read more

It’s Time to Visit Barcelona in 2020

Whether you have been to Barcelona or always wanted to go, 2020 is the year to visit this wonderful city! Culturally rich and a bustling nightlife make this a wonderful place for every generation. Here’s our pick of the top things to do while visiting. 1. Tour the Sagrada Familia, or the Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family. This basilica has become the symbol of the city of Barcelona and is a must see attraction. Construction of the basilica has lasted 144 years, and it scheduled t ... read more

Blue Ice Caves and Other Icelandic Winter Adventures

When you think of Iceland you think of, well, ice. And so you think of freezing temperatures and short days. While true, that is only one small part of this enchanting country’s beauty. We challenge you to find a more lovely place to explore Blue Ice Caves or go dog sledding. Trust us, no place else compares to Iceland’s natural wonder. We chose four of our favorite Icelandic winter adventures to share with you. The Blue Ice Caves Winter, mid-November to mid-March each year, is th ... read more

Why You Need to Visit Norway This Fall!

Norway is not known for over the top warm weather. Instead, the temperatures stay cool most of the year. So, if you enjoy dressing warm and wearing fall sweaters, Norway is the perfect place for you to spend your Autumn. Need more reasons to holiday in Norway this fall? Read on for three reasons you need to visit Norway! 1. Autumn Colors Most people think of pine trees when considering Norway for viewing fall colors. Truth is, there are a lot of deciduous trees too. Not only do they tur ... read more

The 5 Best Places to Experience Spring in Belgium

Spring is the time of year when the sleepy villages, animals, and plants come back to life after a deep winter slumber. The best part of melting snow and warming temperatures is the scent of flowers in the air. And the best place to smell the flowers is in Belgium! Here is our list of the five best places to smell Spring in Belgium. 1. Hallerbos: 20 km from Brussels is a beech forest called Hallerbos. Mid-April the Forrest floor comes alive with millions of bluebells. These blossoms creat ... 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

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

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

Experience Glacier Hiking Near Bergen, Norway

Glacier hiking can be a smooth walk over a thousand-year-old dessert of ice or a climb over 20-meter high bluffs. The feat is in finding the right route for you. Those who trek through the glacier fall (Juklavass glacier) experience flat ice that seems calm but it changes quietly underneath or more challenging crevasse areas. Your guide will help select the difficulty level of your hike depending on the members in the group. The test is in moving together with your party to climb icy slope ... read more