Things do in Bergen – 14 Great Attractions in Norway’s Most Beautiful City

Rounding up all of the amazing things to do in Bergen, Norway.

I’ll never forget driving into the town center of Bergen, Norway for the first time.

Colorful buildings, old-world architecture and the mountainous backdrop all contributed equally to that tingling of wanderlust that nipped at my consciousness. 

I had never heard of this town before and little did I know that it would become one of my favourite cities in Scandinavia.

Things to do in Bergen Norway

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Staying on The Clarion Hotel wharf we had a perfect view of the colorful wooden houses of Bryggen, the old town that is now protected and designated a Unesco World Heritage Site.

We were walking distance from everywhere in Bergen.

Our time here was filled with so many memorable moments and we commented on...


Luxury travel treats: Farpoint Wheels 65, the PLIQO, Helly Hansen jacket and more

Whether you’re a backpacker or a business traveller, there’s something for you in our latest round-up of ‘luxury travel treats’. In this edition, we have some really versatile luggage – a rucksack that can be wheeled around and a revolutionary garment for those of you who travel on business – not to mention more great apparel from Helly Hansen, a super-compact and lightweight drone from DJI and a beautiful timepiece from Patek Philippe.

Farpoint Wheels 65 from Osprey

The Farpoint is Osprey‘s award-winning travel backpack series… and with good reason...


10 Local Foods to Try in Hawaii

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Hawaiian food is taking over the world. Poké is practically available on every corner in food hotspots around the globe, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg… There is so much incredible Hawaiian food to be had both on the islands and abroad!

First inspired by the cuisines of the Pacific Polynesian Islands as well as China and Japan, traditional Hawaiian food has always had a unique flavor that is completely it’s own. The typical table is filled with Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, and distinctly Hawaiian inspirations.

These days, Hawaii has a diverse population with locals bringing their own natives dishes from all over to create a dynamic fusion of flavors.

Are you hungry yet? Here are my top ten local foods to try in Hawaii!

kalua pork

Kalua Pork

This is the star of any luau party! In the ...


The Blue Lagoon in Iceland – Is it Worth the Visit?

Should you visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland? Is it really worth it? We answer those questions and more after our visit to this famous geothermal spa.

How to Enjoy Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

It was our last day in Iceland. We didn’t fly out of the country until 5:30 pm and we had yet to visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

Luckily it is located between Reykjavik and the airport.

Since our car rental return was at the airport, we checked out of our hotel early and set off to experience the hot thermal baths of Iceland’s most famous attraction.

You’ll find that most people visit the famous thermal waters either as soon as they arrive in Iceland or on their way home.

How much does it cost to go to the Blue Lagoon?

A day visit package starts at ISK 6,990 (€51)...


The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to India



India is a vast country and has such great diversity in so many aspects: its food, its people, its geography and even its languages. India is home to 22 official languages, written with the help of 13 different scripts and over 720 dialects!

With a country so large and rich in culture, what better way to learn about the area than from a local? From the top 10 destinations to visit, tips on getting around, and the best time to visit, Parita Bhansali, a travel enthusiast from Mumbai, is sharing some of the key points.

Here is the ultimate beginner’s guide to India!


Taj Mahal, Agra

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Known For: Art, history, architecture

Agra witnesses the greatest number of foreigners year-round to see the magic of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal!

The T...


Photograph of the week: Yasaka Pagoda, Kyoto, Japan

A trip to Kyoto, Japan, with its 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and over 1600 temples and shrines, can feel overwhelming. A whirlwind of activity amongst a riot of glowing gold and vibrant vermillion. So much to see, so much to do, so little time. Given that this could be considered the home of Zen, however, with hundreds of Zen gardens dotted all around the city, it makes sense that it is a city best explored at a gentler place. Or you stand to lose out on all that makes Kyoto so extraordinary – like the quaint streets leading to the picturesque Yasaka Pagoda, for example.

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Aimless wandering can yield magical sights of years gone by; a fuller picture of a place steeped in cultural riches and historical significance...


Beautiful Brazil – adventures not to miss!

Brazil is one of the most diverse and fascinating countries in the world offering everything from the world famous Carnival, to tropical beaches to Amazonian adventures.  There are too many things to mention in one post so we’ve highlighted a few favourites below which are not to be missed!


Escape the hustle and bustle of Rio and head out to Buzios, Brazil’s answer to St.Tropez.  A former fishing village turned stylish weekend hotspot.  It is where the Cariocas (a native or resident of Rio de Janeiro) head for the weekend.  A three hour drive east of Rio lies this beautiful, fashionable seaside resort made famous by Brigitte Bardot and her Brazilian boyfriend in the 1960’s followed by a visit by Mick Jagger in the 1970’s...


10 Local Foods to Try in Turkey



Turkish food as we know it today developed in the age of the Ottoman Empire as it expanded and came into contact with so many different influences. In modern Turkish food, you will find the flavors from the Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans.

While Turkish food abroad tends to be heavy on meat, the native cuisine is heavily based around eggplant, garlic, lentils, zucchini, pistachios, and cheaters. It is really such a diverse blend of flavors. You will need to try at least a few dishes to get a real taste.

Are you hungry yet? Here are my top ten foods to try in Turkey!

turkish delight

Turkish Delight

You might have tried Turkish delight outside of Turkey, but you rarely get the good stuff abroad...


What to Expect from the HANSEATIC Inspiration Expedition Cruise Ship

Expedition cruising is on the rise, especially for the more adventurous bucket list souls out there (like me!), but —luxury expedition cruises—is there such a thing? The answer is yes, and Hapag-Lloyd’s new HANSEATIC inspiration has them in spades. The HANSEATIC Inspiration is an international ship that allows you to explore your audacious side, while still leaving room for onboard relaxation so you can enjoy a 5-star experience on the water. Small boats combined with active itineraries will have you on a Zodiac through the glaciers of Antartica by day, and sipping champagne on your balcony by night.


About Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Hapag-Llyod Cruises has a very long history of being an innovator in its field. In fact, they essentially were the leaders in cruising...


Advice To Help Make Travel Even Easier

Make Travel Even Easier

Make Travel Even Easier

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Travel can be a very rewarding experience, as you can learn about other cultures and lifestyles as well as visit historical sites. There are several things to do when you travel and ways to make sure that you save money at hotels or for plane tickets. Read this article for more tips on travel.

While you may know not to bring valuable jewelry on your trip, you should also avoid wearing costume jewelry or anything flashy that could potentially mark you as a target for robbery. Large rhinestones or faux diamond jewelry is difficult to tell from the real thing, especially at night or from a distance and may attract unwanted attention.

A direct flight is not the same as a nonstop flight...