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My winter Norway trip with Josh in January/February gave us several good experiences to remember for a long time. To start, we saw plenty of snow, probably a year’s worth (!), and I felt even closer to nature! Before my memory gets blurry I wanted to jot those experiences down, which may also inspire someone wondering what there is to do in Norway in winter… Husky sledding (highly recommended for a Norway winter trip!) The husky sledding experience in Tromsø was the pinnacle of our Norway winter trip. Before this tour, I’d been slightly concerned about how fast the dogs might run. There were moments indeed where I found it very speedy, but it was AMAZING… It was so exhilarating that we both commented ‘we wouldn’t say no if there were another chance’. Lucky us, as we had an incredible team of 6 dogs (Soko, Hey, Mons, Dee-Dee, Storm and…

Not just saving inspirational holiday photos on Instagram for future trips, you can explore popular attractions and sites in a different way: virtual tours! Watch your wish-to-go places more realistically and lively with 360-degree panoramic views and virtual tour videos. As part of my #TravelFromHome series, today I’m going to take you to Wales! The focus of listings for Wales is slightly different from my previous posts about virtual tours in London and England; this time, it’s all about nature and activities! Snowdonia National Park Travel Snowdonia National Park virtually, the UK’s 3rd largest national park, and feel the grand nature Wales has to offer. Virtual Trekking (Image source: virtualmountains.co.uk) Virtual Mountains shares several online trekking routes in Snowdonia National Park, giving you a glimpse of what it’ll feel like to hike the mountains there. On the web page, choose a thumbnail photo of the starting point you want to…

Halloween is only about a fortnight away. Both my travel companion and I normally didn’t really make a fuss about Halloween (and we still don’t). But we did have one wishful image about what to do at Halloween if we ever did something about it. It was to visit Transylvania… in costume! The idea of Halloween in Transylvania was originally my buddy’s cup of tea who is full of vivid imaginations. But his briefing on the idea easily convinced me, and yes we made that happen last year. The following post is how we executed the idea and where we visited. The time in Romania was part of our adventure to the central/eastern Europe, and it was indeed a highlight of the holiday. If you’ve wondered a unique time for Halloween or wanted to get some exciting inspiration for travel destinations, save this post on your radar! 😉 Before setting off…

Those who plan a getaway to Croatia will never want to miss visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage boasts of its landscape which you might imagine in fairy tales. The more photos you see of its waterfalls and the crystal-clear water, the more irresistible it gets; and you might find yourself adding it to your travel itinerary. If only it is just you and the natural heritage when you are at Plitvice Lakes National Park… Considering people may well think exactly the same, you will need to endure being swept along by other visitors especially during the peak season. Don’t get put off by it though, as you won’t regret a visit once you see the speechlessly beautiful scenery. To help you feel less intimidated by other tourists and fully enjoy the grand natural asset, I am to share some tips for planning your itinerary. These might not…