8 THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE BOOKING AND CONFIRMING YOUR CRUISE

You have decided to go on a cruise. Great, you have taken the first step on your cruise journey towards a fantastic holiday! But there are a few points to keep in mind and remember before booking that cruise as these can impact on your experience and your trip in general. Make sure you read this before pressing the BOOK button! 1. DESTINATION What is it … Continue reading 8 THINGS TO REMEMBER BEFORE BOOKING AND CONFIRMING YOUR CRUISE

TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – TRAVEL MOTIVE

Hi guys, We all have different reasons to get away from everyday life and escape. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury I travel for relaxation and I like to travel to warm countries for the heat and sunshine. Also, I travel for architecture, different foods and most importantly history. What do you travel for? … Continue reading TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – TRAVEL MOTIVE

MS SPITSBERGEN – ARCTIC SUPERIOR 622 CABIN REVIEW

On my Arctic Expedition Cruise to Svalbard, I had the pleasure calling cabin 622 my home for the two weeks I spend on board MS Spitsbergen with Hurtigruten. Cabin 622 is an Arctic Superior, an outside cabin located on deck 6 towards the aft of the ship. The location of the cabin is great and so convenient. You have the Explorer Lounge on the same … Continue reading MS SPITSBERGEN – ARCTIC SUPERIOR 622 CABIN REVIEW

TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – STAY AT HOME IF …

Hi guys, When we travel, we need to be respectful, open minded and aware that we are going to experience a different country and culture. Hence, things are going to be different from what we are used to. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener Try out new … Continue reading TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – STAY AT HOME IF …

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – HOW TO BE A GOOD TOURIST

This post is going to be a bit different from my other once, but for good reason. I want to make people aware of how we as tourists have an impact on the places, communities and environments we visit and what we can do to protect, help and enhance them. I recently watched an episode on Netflix of the documentary “Our Planet II” and it … Continue reading SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – HOW TO BE A GOOD TOURIST

TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – THE LIST

Hi guys, How many destinations have you visited and how many more are on your list? Do you even have a list or are you more like Susan Sontag who’s travel quote I am sharing with you today. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” – Susan Sontag There are thousands of amazing destinations out there waiting to be explored, discovered and enjoyed. … Continue reading TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – THE LIST

PACKING TIPS FOR ARCTIC EXPEDITION CRUISES

I have had the pleasure to experience my first ever Expedition Cruise with Hurtigruten last month and I must say it was mind-blowing, truly magical and one of the best things I have ever experienced in my life! Seeing Spitsbergen and the archipelago of Svalbard, with all the wildlife, scenery and culture was fantastic. However, the Arctic is harsh, cold and especially windy. Therefore, to be … Continue reading PACKING TIPS FOR ARCTIC EXPEDITION CRUISES

MY HURTIGRUTEN EXPEDITION CRUISE IN PICTURES – SVALBARD, THE ARCTIC, PART 2

DAY 9 MORNING: SHIP CRUISING ALONG THE ICE EDGE On the way to our next destination, we encountered some ice and the Captain decided to cruise along it. So many different shapes, thicknesses and sizes. DAY 9 EVENING: PHIPPSOYA Located up north, the furthest north on my trip, this island also had some walruses and this time we were able to land and get close … Continue reading MY HURTIGRUTEN EXPEDITION CRUISE IN PICTURES – SVALBARD, THE ARCTIC, PART 2

TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – TOWARDS THE UNKNOWN

Today’s quote is inspired by my recent trip to Svalbard. Getting the trip confirmed, booking the flights and so on happened so quickly that I did not really have the time to think about the destination and my first Expedition Cruise. “Up in the clouds on my way to unknown things” – Unknown Before I knew it, I was on my flight to Tromso, on … Continue reading TRAVEL THURSDAY QUOTE – TOWARDS THE UNKNOWN

MY HURTIGRUTEN EXPEDITION CRUISE IN PICTURES – SVALBARD, THE ARCTIC, PART 1

DAY 1 EMBARKATION: TROMSO The start of my journey to the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. Embarkation day. DAY 4 MORNING: BURGERBUKTA Burgerbukta in Hornsund is famous for being one of the most beautiful fjords in Svalbard and I was lucky to see close up two if its eight glaciers. An amazing first landing site! DAY 4 AFTERNOON: SAMARINVAGON Located just opposite of Burgerbukta is Samarin … Continue reading MY HURTIGRUTEN EXPEDITION CRUISE IN PICTURES – SVALBARD, THE ARCTIC, PART 1