Category: Destinations

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Milan in Winter

What is there to say about Milan? Well, there’s this: I thought Milan was a beautiful city, full of little surprises. For instance, while just walking around town, I just happened to stumble upon...

Hiking in autumn

Rondane: Norway’s Oldest National Park

Rondane National Park. Tucked away? Barely. Rondane stretches over 963 km². It is one park in a cluster of many enchanting national parks, each with its own characteristics and pull. I’d never been and wanted to...

Malmö beach

Swinging by Malmö

I swung by Malmö, Sweden, for a couple of days with work, and I could not have been more smitten with the city. Walking out of the train station, I was immediately struck by...

Forest scene

Oslo’s Nordmarka: My Backyard

When was the last time you explored your own backyard? This particular Sunday in August was arguably the last one of the summer, or so they claimed. I therefore eagerly strapped on my hiking...

Expo 2017 sign

World Expo 2017

My trip to Astana, Kazakhstan coincided with Astana’s Expo 2017. And believe me, the city was proud. Signs were eeeeverywhere throughout Astana, the lights making the city glow at night. World Expos are an...

looking at art

Try Texas: It May Surprise You

I’ve been coming to Texas for twenty years and have seen it twenty ways, yet it keeps surprising me. Although I always enjoy splashing around in the pool and dancing to David Byrne LPs,...

street scene

What I Love About Brooklyn

What did I love most about Brooklyn? It might have been the neighborhood. We stayed in the Boerum Hill neighborhood. Close to the Brooklyn bridge, and just south of downtown Brooklyn, we really enjoyed...

Icelandic hot spring

Making Friends in Iceland

When I worked for the travel app, I would often work from abroad. I would spend my days testing the app and finding new contacts and places that I thought should be added. We...