Research your destination: 8 reasons why

There’s something extremely enticing about dropping into a place without knowing anything about it. Everything is new, exciting. Every blink you make, every breathe you take, every move you make (wait isn’t this a song?) will immerse you in a new experience. Some people like the thrill of adapting, others are just sick of the mundane feeling of being stuck in a cycle. Whatever the source, more often than not going into a new culture or climate without any prior information will land you in trouble. Here are 8 reasons why you should research a place before you go: Continue reading “Research your destination: 8 reasons why”

Isle of Mull

Like any good adventure story exploring Mull and Lochaline had its thrills and descents. There were moments where I was gripping the seat before me so hard I feared I would pierce the fabric. Cliffs veered down to hungry waves and I quivered at the idea of skidding out of control. Memories of last winter’s car accident in Sweden ate at my nerves as I imaged a similiar scene here, but with a different ending. When we stopped and I spilled out onto the beaches, the ferries and the small patio of our borrowed cottage relief flooded in. Among the same scenes whizzing by only moments ago bliss was always patiently waiting. Continue reading “Isle of Mull”

Dogsledding in Bjorkliden: Video

When all the dogs were tied in place and we’d been settled into our positions on the sled I braced myself for the leaping take-off. I was ready to go flying across the snow, to speed across the lake like a goddess on the rampage.
Bump. Trottrotrottrot. My roller coaster was a kiddie ride? My speed demon a bicycle? Right ok, this is good too.
I leaned back and took in the scenery. The lake stretched out for miles. With the sun flaring across the ice it looked like another world. Maybe like Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons… Except conveniently habitable. Continue reading “Dogsledding in Bjorkliden: Video”

Björkliden: Ice Cave Tour!

We went ice climbing with a tour guide who didn’t seem terribly interested – until he got on the snowmobile and peeled off into the night lol. The ride up to the mountain to the cave was a rambunctious, thrilling ride with ice flecks tearing at our faces and fearful laughter tumbling into the valley (without us thankfully). Once we wobbled out of the sled, wrestled our way across the deep snow, clamoured, crawled and slid our way deep into the cave we were so comfortable we started doing interior planning. From propping what looked like human bones up in the corner to adding a nice vase of flowers we were going to make the cave fabuloouuuuusss!
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Björkliden, Sweden: Intro Video!

Good golly miss molly! I have a ton of adventures to take you on guys! From dog sledding to scrambling through an icecave to skiing to watching the northern lights to driving a reindeer sleigh! There were some mashups too with reindeer popping (and pooping) by while I was skiing and my friends and I exploring a tiny, little ice cave we found on our own. Here is a little intro video for all the fun to come! Continue reading “Björkliden, Sweden: Intro Video!”

International Women’s Day: Barbara from Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel

Welcome to the third post for the International Women’s Day series! Today’s post goes to Barbara from Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel!

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International Women’s Day: Leyla from Women On The Road

Welcome to round two of the International Women’s Day series where I introduce you to the three women that inspire me daily! Today’s post goes to Leyla from Women On The Road!

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International Women’s Day: Lesley from Bucket List Publications

Hello everyone! Welcome! This year for International Women’s Day I decided to catch up with three of the women who inspired me to start this blog. I asked them a ton of questions about themselves, their experiences abroad and what they’ve learned over the years! A big thanks to Leyla, Lesley and Barbara for making time in their busy schedules to answer my questions!

Over the week I will post the answers from each woman daily!

And so. Without further ado, please read on and be inspired! Today’s post goes to Lesley Carter from Bucket List Publications!

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