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A trip to Norway without seeing the Fjords is like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower. You just don’t do that. Even if you only have a short amount of time, it’s possible to get a taste of the fjords on a day trip. If you’re just as obsessed with being on the water as I am, I highly recommend the Sognefjord in a Nutshell tour. How to Book Sognefjord in a Nutshell The word “tour” is slight overstatement here. This is less of a tour and more a bunch of different modes of transportation put together but it’s definitely worth it. It’s also a lot easier to book through the website instead of trying to purchase each leg independently. You can start your route in either Oslo or Bergen. Since we were headed to Oslo next, we started in Bergen and ended the day in Oslo. If…

Tips Where to Stay Things to Do Food to Try Copenhagen is one of those cities that three hours into the trip, you ask yourself “can I just go ahead and move here?”. I think I’m still asking myself that. Seriously, this is one of my favorite Scandinavian cities. It’s easy to just spend hours wandering around and exploring the different districts. And don’t get me started on all the scrumptious food we ate (when am I not eating?) Not sure if you can squeeze this marvelous city into your next trip? Well, I have good news! It’s completely possible to do three days in Copenhagen. You can even do it in 2.5, if you only have a weekend in Copenhagen. Before You Go Most places accept credit card but it doesn’t hurt to have a little cash on hand Denmark isn’t on the euro – they have the Danish krone…

Wine tasting is one of those things that I am obsessed with. Who doesn’t love trying a few different wines and pretending to be fancy? Dropping words like tannins and bouquet into a sentence when you have no idea how to actually use them appropriately. So, as you can understand, I didn’t think there could be another kind of tasting that would rival my love for wine tasting. But there is and its name is cheese tasting. That’s right. You heard me. Cheese. Tasting. I discovered this love amongst the narrowest canals of Amsterdam. In preparation for my trip (read my guide here), I did a little research on some things to do in Amsterdam. With only 2.5 days to spend in the city, I wanted to make sure I at least planned ahead for a couple of things. During my search, I stumbled across a yelp review for the…

Amsterdam is a destination that had been on my bucket list forever. (Is it on yours too? Here’s a guide to the city) I’ve even been in the Amsterdam airport at least three times without every stepping foot outside of it. I mean how crazy is that? Finally, I got a chance to visit this stunning city. Although I had my pre conceived notions on what it would be like, I definitely learned some surprising things along the way. Here are 7 things I learned in Amsterdam: There are more bikes than people and you will get hit Okay okay, you may not actually get hit by a bike but you will surely fear for your life. There were moments when I was just walking, without a care in the world and then the dreaded bike bells would suddenly go off. Shrill and constant, I kind of wanted to grab their…

Tips Where to Stay Things to Do Food to Try Amsterdam gives you a taste of everything. You can be transported back through time with a visit to the Anne Frank House, partake in the “coffee shop” culture, eat as much cheese as you could possibly stomach, and so much more. The city is full of unexpected charm and you can’t go wrong with exploring the narrow streets and many canals. Pack your bags, grab some euros, and check out this guide to Amsterdam: Before You Go While card is accepted in a fair amount of restaurants in Amsterdam, most bars only take cash. So if you plan on tasting any of that delicious Dutch beer, have some euros ready. Be prepared to pay to use the bathroom if you aren’t dining or having a drink at an establishment. Keep coins handy for this. It rains a ton. Pack adequate clothing and…

Visiting the Iguazu Falls had been dream of mine for so long. I mean who doesn’t want to see millions and millions of gallons of water just cascading off the side of a cliff? If you’re teetering back and forth and haven’t made up your mind, don’t worry I’ll do it for you. GO TO IGUAZU! See how simple that was?  Searching for information on how to visit the Igauzu falls before my trip was frustrating, to say the least. I couldn’t find enough detail in one place to really help me with trip planning and instead was forced to piece together different components from various blog posts till I finally had one semi cohesive plan. Lucky for you, I’ve put together a guide that will give you all the information you need to know. I know, how nice am I? Getting there from Buenos Aires I would buy your…

I had five days to allocate to Patagonia out of my fourteen day trip to Argentina and Chile. Only five days for a destination that travelers spend weeks or even months experiencing. But that’s the thing when you’re working full time, you take your vacations and you make the most out of them. No matter how short. One place I wanted to experience was Torres del Paine, Chile’s national park in Patagonia. The only issue was it isn’t located near a town and doesn’t feature any day hikes. Most people spend a few days hiking, setting up tents at night, until they reach the peak. I know, super hardcore. I struggled hiking with my day pack in Chalten. There was no way I could hike with enough gear to pitch a tent and survive for a few days. I almost let it go. I mean I was going to the…

The Perito Moreno Glacier has to be one of the most jaw droppingly stunning sights I’ve ever had the pleasure to witness in my life. I’m talking just staring and gawking silently for a few minutes while people walked by giving me strange looks. The best part? Unlike a majority of Patagonia, I didn’t have to trek one bit to get to it (hey don’t judge. Some of those treks are hard!). If you are considering a trip to Patagonia or anywhere else in South America, read my tips for your first trip here For a visit to the massive glacier, you really only need half a day or a few hours at most and it’s an easy trip from El Calafate. Also, don’t forget to spend some time in El Calafate! Even if you can only squeeze out a day, it’s a charming little town and we absolutely fell…

I am obsessed with South America. My first trip was to Rio de Janeiro and after spending New Years on Copacabana beach with my toes in the sand and fireworks all around me, I was hooked. Before my trip to Brazil, most of my traveling had been to Europe with some scattered trips to Central America and Asia. Now I’ve added Argentina, Chile, and Colombia to the list and there’s no stopping me until I conquer that whole continent. You just booked your first trip to South America. And the rush of excitement is coursing through your entire body at the thought of exploring some incredible destinations. If you’re used to Europe, then South America will feel completely foreign. Whether it is the currency, language, or some of the customs, there is going to be plenty that is different than home. And you will love every second of it! Here are…

I wish I could spend at least two weeks in this lovely city just eating my way through all of the delicious bites it has to offer but unfortunately, all I had was a weekend with two short days. It is truly a city for foodies and during the 36 hours in Philadelphia, expect to put yourself into a food coma or two. Don’t worry it’ll be one of the best food comas of your life. It’s possible to get a quick taste of Philly in 36 hours so if you don’t have any vacation days left or simply don’t have the time to devote more to this gorgeous city, book a flight leaving Friday afternoon and come back Sunday afternoon, just in time to prepare for your week ahead. (Check out these one day itineraries for more short trips) Please note, you need to get reservations for the dinner…