Hiking is one of my favorite addictions. I’ll probably never climb Mt. Everest; however, I do sweat in the mountains a lot, so I do know a thing or two about safety and how to use basic hiking equipment. Sure, at first, I thought a pair of cotton leggings, a T-shirt and tennis shoes would do just fine. But the deeper I fell in love with hiking, the more I realized I needed to get proper outdoor apparel and at least some basic equipment to hike safely. Because only safe and responsible hiking allows you to enjoy the journey and the rewarding views at the top. In this post I will introduce my basic day hiking gear for beginners and how much it all costs.
I »e-met« Sandra Šuc on Instagram about two years ago through her Alpine Princess brand. At that time, she had just started to promote her first line of outdoor leggings and she asked me if I wanted to test them. And the rest is history. I have been following Alpine Princess story on instagram ever since and I am happy to see it grow so fast. Both, me and Sandra were born and raised in Slovenia and this is one of the reasons I decided to support her in the first place. However, my love for the brand has surpassed the “patriotism” motive long ago. With no doubt in my mind I can say that Alpine Princess leggings are amongst the best in the category of women outdoor outfit. Follow me on Instagram and see for yourself. 😉
From the moment we decided we were going to visit Norway, I kept falling more and more in love with this Scandinavian pearl. Strange as it may seem, it was actually the Coronavirus situation that encouraged me to travel to Norway. The idea of being there almost alone (Norway has been very strict with allowing tourists to enter during COVID-19 pandemics), along with lower prices (for that same reason) turned out to be a total winner. Following up on our northern Norway road trip I am going to answer the basic questions like how much does travel to Norway cost, how many days you need to visit Lofoten, must-see places in Lofoten, where to stay, renting a car vs. camper etc.
Shortly after having posted a photo from Maldives on my Instagram profile, I got hundreds of messages from friends and followers. The questions were pretty much the same: “Are you really in Maldives? Where did you fly from? Can you travel to Maldives during Covid-19 pandemics? Did you have any problems on the way?” Followed by typical questions about Maldives vacation: “Which island are you on? How much did you pay?” Since this was a well-deserved yet short winter escape, I didn’t want to spend my week answering all the questions. Hence my response: “After I return, I will write a blog post and tell you everything you need to know.”
Maldives was not planned for this winter, however the covid-19 situation left us with not many safe travel choices. I desperately needed an escape to a tropical climate, even if just for a week, to warm up my bones and recover from all the stress in 2020. I have had my share of Maldives vacations, so I definitely know what to look for when choosing the right island. This time I decided to trust the photos and reviews of Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and go for the water villa. I couldn’t have made a better choice.
Are you planning a trip to Utah and wonder if Salt Lake City is worth a stop? Which are the top things to do and how many days do you need to see Utah’s capital? I know that having spent 2 days in Salt Lake City doesn’t make me an expert. However, if you are in a rush, if you don’t have time to do a proper research and if you are more outdoor type of a person, you came to the right place. In this post I’m going to share with you the top 5 things to do in Salt Lake City in my experience and add a few tips for easier planning.
Sick and tired of quarantine? Well, who isn’t? We have been more or less stuck at our homes since March 2020. Can you imagine how this must feel to a travel addict like me? *desperate sigh and nose wipe* If you are anything like me, you are already making travel plans for 2021 and counting the days when we’ll be free to travel again. However, did you know that a few countries are already completely open for tourism? Meaning, there are countries without travel restrictions or entry requirements due to Covid-19, like mandatory quarantine and PCR tests for tourists?