My Favourite Travel Photos of 2017

2017 has been another great travel year for me, although I haven’t visited nearly as many countries as last year. I’ve been studying full-time and working part-time, but I’ve still had time to visit 14 countries, 7 of them new ones, on over 16 different trips. I love to take pictures and I take waaaay too many on every trip, so finding my favourites has…

17 Favourite New Destinations of 2017

Another beautiful travel year is over, and it’s time to look back at some of the most amazing new places that I saw this year. In 2017, I visited 14 countries of which 7 were new ones. I spent 18 days in Iran, explored some more of Europe, visited the Faroe Islands twice, saw a total solar eclipse on a Route 66 tour in the…

Discovering Malmö: On a Day Trip to Scania’s Capital

For too long now, Malmö has been underrated and had a reputation of being an unsafe city with too many criminals and too much ethnic division. It has been named the ‘crime capital of Scandinavia’. It has been called ugly, uninteresting, bland. But I’d never actually seen it for myself. Despite the fact that Malmö lies literally JUST across the Øresund Bridge from Copenhagen, only…

A Day Trip to Medieval Lund

It was a normal, gloomy day in early February. My friend Lula and I were sitting in the reading room at uni. I was trying my best to read, but I kept getting distracted by travel images running through my head. Ever since I returned back to Denmark from Iran, I’ve been dying to get on the road again and explore something new. There’s not…

Åland Bike Journey – 4th Leg: Sund to Järsö to Mariehamn

It was still early in the day when we decided to begin our 4th and last leg of the journey from Sund to Järsö and then finally back to Mariehamn, where we started our journey three days earlier. We actually had time to make it all the way to Järsö that afternoon, but we decided to save some of the journey for the next day,…

Åland Bike Journey – 3rd Leg: Geta to Sund

At 6.30 PM, we set off from Geta to Kastelholm Castle, the most famous landmark in Åland located in the municipality of Sund. We were getting ahead of our schedule, which meant more time to explore on the other days! The distance from Geta to Kastelholm is 29,6 km. and is only supposed to take a couple of hours, but we spent 5 hours on…

Åland Bike Journey – 2nd Leg: Eckerö to Geta

We had set the alarm to 7 AM, as we had to catch a bicycle ferry at 11 AM, which would take us across Snäcköfjärden from Skarpnåtö over to the tiny island of Hällö, where we could continue our journey to Geta, our destination for the second leg. The ferry dock in Skarpnåtö is located just 17 km. away from Öra, where we had camped…

Åland Bike Journey – 1st Leg: Mariehamn to Eckerö

The first day of our biking adventure in Åland was a tiring, yet enjoyable one. Instead of the first leg of our journey taking 1 hour and 55 minutes as Google says it should, it ended up taking us almost 8 hours! But still, the roads that we travelled on that day were some of my favourites in Åland – they took us through small…

Back to the Nordics: Biking and Camping in Åland

After 3 months of travelling through Asia and then four weeks of full-time working, it was time to go back to my beloved Nordics, an area of the world that I first explored from March to May last year, and it instantly became my favourite place to travel because of the beautiful and rugged nature, friendly people and endless hiking, biking and camping opportunities. I’ve…

15 Favourite New Destinations of 2015

2015 has been a great travel year for me. I was in the middle of my two gap years, when 2015 started, so I’ve had plenty of time to explore the World. Basically, my year has been work, travel, work, travel, work, travel. Just the way I like it. I’ve been on weekendtrips to Latvia and Germany, family holidays in Spain, Andorra and England and…