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Hiking with the Huskies: Norwegian Edition

“In a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You’re a passive observer and it is all moving by you… Continue Reading →

The Misadventures of an American Tourist in the Lyngen Alps

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As I look back at my brief time in Norway from last year, all I can think of is the positive experiences I had. All I know is what I felt there, despite my grit and determination to go it… Continue Reading →

What’s in the Name: The Solivagant Writer

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What’s in a name? That’s what I am curious about. And I will also explain to you why I chose The Solivagant Writer. If you’ve read my About Me page, then you are well on your way to understanding. But… Continue Reading →

The Legacy of Game of Thrones: It’s Affect on Tourism in Iceland

Anyone anticipating the last season of Game of Thrones as much as I am? Game of Thrones, an ambitious 8-season long series distributed by HBO, is known for its diverse filming locations. Croatia doubles as King’s Landing. Principal filming took… Continue Reading →

The Canadian Dream: The Historic Charm of Quebec City

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From the Canadian Rockies in Alberta to bustling city life in Vancouver, British Columbia or Toronto, Ontario, each province leaves you feeling charmed. Admittedly I have never phsyically visited British Columbia or Alberta, but many of my childhood favorite movies… Continue Reading →

On a Study of Mountains and Roads

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Since coming back from Norway, I haven’t been able to travel far or wide to capture what is in my imagination. I am overwhelmed by a number of ideas and must contend with the fact that I am currently unable… Continue Reading →

On Trains, Planes, and Cars: Norway Edition

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Ok, so besides taking the T-bane and Flytoget in the capital of Oslo, I didn’t take many trains on my recent trip to Norway. Nevertheless, on both trains, everyone was quiet. Even going into the T-bane stations, I was surprised… Continue Reading →

The Last Hurra (Or So I Thought)

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On the morning of May 29th at around 3:00 am, I woke up to sunshine peering through my window at the Fossekallen cabin at Norwegian Wild/Camp Tranøybotn, adjacent to Anderdalen National Park. Like a few days before that, I was… Continue Reading →

The Sounds of Senja: A Week in a Fairytale

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After my friendly welcome to Senja, I spent the majority of time alone. Alone in thought. Alone hiking the mountains. Alone in my rental car, driving around the island. Alone listening to P5 Hits, a Norwegian radio station that plays… Continue Reading →

Velkommen til Senja: Norway’s Fairytale Island

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I woke up early in the morning on May 26th, refreshed from a relatively good night’s sleep in my cabin Fosskallen. It was quiet. All I could hear was a nearby waterfall. Outside the window, all I could see was… Continue Reading →

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