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The Ultimate Self-Guided Tour of Stockholm Subway Art

A few years ago, I unexpectedly had a chance to go to Stockholm. I went not knowing what to expect and came home totally in love with this quirky and beautiful city. Besides exploring the old town (OMG so many gorgeous narrow streets), my favorite part of Stockholm was learning about Swedish culture. Apparently art …

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The Ultimate Guide to the Pacific Marine Circle Route on Vancouver Island

You don’t have to go far in BC to really get out into the wilds and off the grid. This spring I did a short road trip to one of these wild places: the Pacific Marine Circle Route on Southern Vancouver Island. This road trip starts and ends in Victoria, one of BC’s biggest cities, …

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How to Visit Avatar Grove, Big Lonely Doug and Other Big Trees on Vancouver Island

The southern end of Vancouver Island in British Columbia has the perfect climate for growing trees: It gets plenty of rain and the climate is fairly mild (for Canada!). The area around the little town of Port Renfrew sits right in the middle of this perfect climate, so it’s no surprise that some of the …

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30 Photos of Stockholm That Will Inspire You to Visit

Recently I spent 10 days in Stockholm. My husband was there for work, so I tagged along. While he was in an office sitting in front of a computer screen, I went sight-seeing on my own. And oh man… did I sight-see hard. I wandered the narrow streets of the old town almost every day. …

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The Ultimate Self-Guided Walking Tour of Stockholm

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile you know that I’m pretty much an expert on hiking, the Vancouver area, Iceland and Nepal. So you might be surprised to hear that I’ve put together the ultimate self-guided walking tour of Stockholm. Wait, what? Stockholm? In Sweden? Yup! A few years ago I went on …

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A Winter Week in Iceland: 35 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit

I first went to Iceland in May and June of 2014 with a group of friends. We drove the ring road, hiked on remote trails where the only other hikers were sheep, soaked in a hot river, stayed up almost all night with the midnight sun and pretty much had a blast for three weeks …

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7 Things You Might Not Know About Winter in Iceland

I recently got back from my second trip to Iceland, and my first trip in the winter. Having visited in both summer and winter, I am hard pressed to say which is more beautiful. But I can say that going to Iceland in the winter is definitely a great idea: it’s a winter wonderland! Iceland …

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8 Tips for the Best Road Trip Ever

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I just got back from an amazing road trip to Northern BC, the Yukon, Alaska and the Rocky Mountains.  We drove 8,000+ kilometers in 25 days! (That’s over 5000 miles if you speak American!)  I’ve also road-tripped around Iceland, driven across Canada twice, done a road …

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