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7 Useful Languages for Traveling the World

Useful languages for travel are so important. The ability to speak a foreign language can provide you with many opportunities while traveling. It will give you an edge in the job market and help you meet people in different countries. Whether you choose to learn German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese or any other foreign language is up to you, but it’s important to know what languages … Continue reading 7 Useful Languages for Traveling the World

Launching my New Instagram Account

I’m launching my new Instagram account dedicated to travel. In the past, I have been a slow adopter of certain social media avenues, such as Instagram. I have a personal account, but I rarely post on it. I mostly just use it to watch other people and see pictures from around the world. However, I decided the best way to share my travel pictures with … Continue reading Launching my New Instagram Account

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11/11 Manifestations – My Wish List for the Year

I recently saw a Tik Tok (Haleyhoffmansmith) describing a manifestation exercise of using the power of November 11th to write 111 things that you want to have happen in the year. Her premise is that instead of having 3-5 big manifestations, we focus on a bunch of small wishes. We don’t always know when or how things will happen so the more we put out … Continue reading 11/11 Manifestations – My Wish List for the Year

Aker Brygge and the Opera House in Oslo

Because I haven’t started traveling outside of Oslo yet, I still get to spend my free time exploring the sights of the city. Each day I learn a new neighborhood or new way to get from one point to another. For example, today I took the tram for the first time, which was super easy and comfortable. As someone from the U.S., the public transportation … Continue reading Aker Brygge and the Opera House in Oslo

5 Awesome Places to Check Out in Oslo

So, as you may know by now, I am living in Norway until Summer 2022. This means I get to explore lots of new places in my new home city. I went to The South Indian restaurant for dinner one night. There, I ordered the shrimp biryani and it was the best Indian dish I have ever had. I highly recommend checking this place out … Continue reading 5 Awesome Places to Check Out in Oslo

Roaming in Oslo, Norway: Exploring the City

Well, I’m finally out of quarantine and can go about exploring the city as I wish. Interestingly, because of the strict measures in place over the last year and a half, things seem relatively normal here. I haven’t seen anyone wearing a mask, but the majority of the population is vaccinated at this point. The first day out of quarantine wasn’t a whole lot different … Continue reading Roaming in Oslo, Norway: Exploring the City

Week 1 in Norway: Quarantine Edition

Well, I arrived in Norway on Saturday to a very efficient Covid testing protocol. I retrieved my bags, got my nose swabbed, and left after 15 minutes with my negative test results. I am benefiting from the new guidance of quarantining for only 3 days. However, on the third day you have to get a PCR test, and it is day 5 and I still … Continue reading Week 1 in Norway: Quarantine Edition

10 Amazon Must Haves for Travel, Technology, and Luggage

Must haves for travel: Well, I just finished my 35 hour trip from the US to Norway where I will be living until Summer of 2022. There were some bumps along the way. One bump was my luggage sent to my layover in Portugal instead of my final destination. After 2 hours of working with the gate agents, I ended up just paying again to … Continue reading 10 Amazon Must Haves for Travel, Technology, and Luggage

Preparing for an International Move: What I’m Doing Now

*Note: I will update this post with advice I’m receiving! I’m preparing for an international move. Wow, it’s finally happening. I’m moving to Norway in less than a month. Even though I’ve been waiting for the official approval, I thought I would have more time to prepare. So now, it’s time to buckle down and think through my list of to-do items. I think I’m … Continue reading Preparing for an International Move: What I’m Doing Now