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Bridget Kapinus

I live for travel and travel to live. Literally! By day I work as a luxury travel agent and spend my free time travelling the world and writing about my favorite spots!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Scandinavia, Africa, and South America are my true passion destinations. That being said, I still love travelling and learning about the rest of Europe as well as Asia and the South Pacific. My dream is to one day get to Antarctica!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"When I was young, my parents were always enthusiastic about travel, sharing stories of their adventures throughout Europe and taking my siblings and I on cross-country road trips or coastal getaways each summer. At the age of 16, I decided to expand my horizons and embark on a two-month exchange program to Japan. Living with a host family sparked my passion and appreciation for other cultures and gave me a unique and local perspective on a nation so different from my own.

From that point on I was hooked. I toured most of Ireland before setting off for Georgetown University, where I graduated in 2010 with a degree in Foreign Service and International Development. During this time, I was lucky enough to spend a semester abroad in Ecuador experiencing the local culture and wildlife while improving my Spanish.

It is no real surprise then that I ended up in the travel industry!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Bonding with a coati at a wildlife refuge in Ecuador. That critter loved me as much as I loved him. He even spent the day riding on my shoulder."

Streets of downtown Akureyri
Where to Eat & Drink In Akureyri

Despite being Iceland’s second largest city, Akureyri is home to a mere 18,000 residents. Don’t let its size fool you though: this epicenter of Northern Iceland is home to world-class restaurants, hip cafés, and even a few hotspots for nightlife.

Akureyri at Night
Best Things to Do in Akureyri

Whether it’s summer or winter, Akureyri proudly reigns as Iceland's second city. It may be no larger than a small town, but the capital of Northern Iceland abounds with activity. From taking in the town's history to hiking north of the Arctic Circle, Akureyri has something for every traveler.

Beautiful view over magical Geirangerfjord
How Many Days Should You Spend in Norway?

With such a wide range of options to explore, Norway can easily keep most travelers occupied for weeks if not months. That being said, an epic itinerary can easily be created which much less time. We recommend at least five days to really delve into Norway. Don’t worry if you have less time though. Shorter visits are still feasible but should be focused on one or two specific areas. If you have more than a week, you can include remote areas like the Lofoten Islands or Svalbard.

Hiking in Jotunheimen National Park
Norway's Best Day Hikes

Considering its well-earned reputation for dramatic fjords and steep mountains, it probably comes as no shock that hiking is pretty much a national pastime in Norway. With hundreds if not thousands of options to choose from, we’ve put together a list of the most spectacular day hikes, from north to south and everywhere in between.

Scenic Lofoten Islands
Top 10 Regions in Norway: Where To Go & What To See

Whether your ideal vacation consists of hiking, surfing, or even dogsledding, Norway has you covered. From Svalbard to Stavanger, this country's unique regional offerings are endless. Start planning your journey with this detailed round-up of the best regions in Norway.

Stunning Geirangerfjord
Best Time of Year To Visit Norway

Despite its northerly location, Norway is an amazing destination any time of year. Summer months bring the endless daylight of the Midnight Sun as well as warmer temperatures, making June-August the busiest season. However, winter time (Oct - Mar) is equally stunning offering the opportunity to view the Northern Lights. And for those looking to avoid other tourists, spring and fall are by far the quietest months with a more temperate climate.