Tag Archives: day trip

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

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

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

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

How to Combat Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness can strike anytime you move to a higher elevation too quickly.  The number one way to combat altitude sickness is to allow your body to adjust gradually to higher elevations. If you don't, you risk suffering from one of the three types of altitude sickness listed below. Acute Mountain Sickness is common and feels like a mild hangover.   High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) is life-threatening build-up of fluid in the lungs.   High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is als ... read more

Visit the Oskar Schindler Factory in Krakow, Poland

Krakow is a significant location in Poland. Spielberg’s award-winning film,  Schindler’s List, pays homage to the events and people affected during World War Two (WWII) in this historic city. Today, the Oskar Schindler Factory houses a museum of the Holocaust. The museum offers video testimonies, interactive displays, and graphic images to document the Nazis’ arrival in 1939 through the liberation of Krakow in 1945. When travelling to the city, buy a Krakow Tourist Card. A two- o ... read more

More than Waffles, Belgium is a Must See Country

While Belgium may be best known for waffles, the country boasts of beautiful scenery and a quirky sense of humor. We have picked three of our favorite spots in Belgium to entice you to this sweet country. Family Fun in the Ardennes The villages, hills, and valleys of the Ardennes is the perfect place for resting and playing. There are plenty of paths for walking and cycling. For those more adventurous, the River Lesse is shallow with a strong enough current to carry the family downstream w ... read more

10 Tips for Travelling by Railway

Railway travel is an affordable adventure in many countries. But if you have never ridden on a railway, it can be a challenge too. We compiled a list of 10 tips for travelling by railway to make your adventure more enjoyable. 1. Take Along Snacks. Some trains will run with dining cars, others will allow vendors to board for a few minutes during stops to sell snacks. Regardless, the selection is limited so don’t expect healthy choices. The best thing to do is bring along healthy snacks for t ... read more

Five Fun Activities in Aarhus, Denmark’s Happiest City!

Aarhus is considered one of the happiest cities on earth and was named one of the ten European destinations to see by Lonely Planet. This fun city was also named the European Capital of Culture in 2017! What makes this city in Denmark so fabulous? Continue reading to find out! We have listed five of the fun actives available in Aarhus. 1. Cultural Events and Festivals Aarhus is filled with museums and art galleries of every genre. View works by progressive artists to early Viking artifact ... read more

Get Rid of Pickpockets Once and For All!

Nothing ruins a vacation faster than realizing your valuables have been stolen! Reaching to pay for a souvenir only to find you have been pick pocketed can change your entire trip. Don’t let this happen to you. Follow these simple tricks to get rid of pickpockets once and for all! 1. Leave your valuables in a safe. Stow away valuables in the hotel safe or a furnished apartment room safe if available. Only take what you need for a day trip with you and don’t wear flashy jewellery while out ... read more