Amateur historical geologist. Self-titled Scrabble champion. Avid believer in the Oxford Comma. Always eats breakfast. Always. My approach toward travel? Make it a priority, and you're golden.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Norway is where my soul chords vibrate. Otherwise, plant me in a national park and leave me for days — I'll be fine."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I grew up in Iowa, and didn't see the ocean or step foot on a plane for 18 years. Needless to say, once I did, I went nuts. I haven't stopped since, and I rarely go a month without a trip somewhere. Though my preference is to move places — not just visit and country count. Now I work in the travel industry, writing, editing, and learning landscape photography."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I learned I have a phobia of ice and snow at elevation on top of a glacier in Norway. I was bawling like crazy as a white-out rolled in, making the entire place look like the inside of a ping-pong ball. We had to scale the side of a mountain to shorten the route and get back in time...I will never, ever, ever climb a glacier again!"
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Phone off, out-of-office reply on. When it comes to long-distance hikes, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better country than Norway. With cozy, for-public-use cabins dotting the hills and a landscape that just won't quit, this could be the excuse you've been waiting for.
There's a wrong way to see the Northern Lights: hopping on a giant tour bus with cameras flashing and a cacophony of "oohs" and "ahhs" interrupting your moment with Mother Nature. Ditch the crowds and have a memorable experience viewing the auroras in peace — it just takes a little research and know-how.
A guide to hiking in Norway is akin to swimming in the Pacific — where do you even begin to explore? What ground you decide to cover will depend on your endurance level, the season, and how much time you have. Stunning views are around every corner; here, nature is left at its most pristine. Hiking is one of Norway's most beloved pastimes, and this is why.
Even from behind windows and on four wheels, Norway is already jaw-dropping. But from two wheels, feeling the warm sunlight on your skin and rush of cool air? Unbelievable. Cycling across Norway is slowly catching on, and there are routes to be conquered and explored all across the country - read on for some of the best.
As the rest of the world slowly discovers the beauty of Norway, its northern reaches - all the way into Lapland - still offer off-the-radar adventures. With 24 hours of sunlight for well over two months come summer, you've got nothing but time to cram your itinerary with a lifetime's worth of experiences.
With nearly 60,000 miles of coastline (including the islands), Norway is the longest country in Europe — and one of the most beautiful. The list of ways you could spend your time here is as long as your imagination, so get inspired with one of these incredible ten-day itinerary ideas.