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The Ultimate Self-Guided Tour of Stockholm Subway Art

Last fall 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 I spent sooo much time wandering the gorgeous narrow streets), my favorite part of Stockholm was learning about Swedish …

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What to Pack for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

When I was planning Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal, I wasn’t sure exactly what to pack. I had done lots of overnight hiking and camping trips at home in Canada but I’d never trekked in the Himalayas and I wasn’t sure what to expect. What would the weather be like? What kind of things …

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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! Last month I went on a last …

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8 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going Trekking in Nepal

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal was one of the highlights of my life. It was an amazing adventure filled with beautiful views, waterfalls, picturesque villages, incredibly tall mountains… And surprises like the gorgeous jungle and delicious momo dumplings. There were also some misadventures like getting heat stroke AND then food poisoning the next day. …

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The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Ice Caves in Iceland

Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice thanks to its many glaciers and volcanoes. You can actually go INSIDE the glaciers by taking an ice cave tour in Iceland! How cool is that? Before my winter trip to Iceland I had zillions of questions about the ice caves and how to visit …

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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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6 Reasons You Should Hire a Trekking Guide in Nepal

Do you NEED to hire a trekking guide in Nepal? No! It’s easy to get around on your own. But SHOULD you hire a trekking guide in Nepal? Yes, definitely! I’m an experienced backpacker and have planned dozens of wilderness trips in North America, so at first I was a bit resistant to hiring a …

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Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

In early September of 2016, I went to Nepal to go trekking to Annapurna Base Camp with my husband and two friends. Here’s the story  (and tons of photos) from my ten-day trek. Our guide Chandra, of Pokhara-based Friendly Trekkers Adventures, put together an itinerary for us that had us heading to the viewpoint at …

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