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Travelettes » » The Australian Bushfire and the current mood in Sydney and Melbourne – Sweden Travel Article

Travelettes » » The Australian Bushfire and the current mood in Sydney and Melbourne Photo credit: Bert Knot Images of charred wildlife, apocalyptic smoke-filled red skies and flames roaring through forests have been plastered all over media channels recently, summing up the devastation caused by months of bushfires tearing through Australia. Despite the fires shocking the world, it’s hard to truly grasp the scale and effects of this disaster, let alone capture the feelings across the nation. In an attempt…

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Hiking Tips for Treks in and Around Oslo – Scandinavian Travel Article

Hiking Tips for Treks in and Around Oslo Credit: MaxPixelThe country of Norway is known for its fjords, majestic mountains and beautiful forests which give you plenty of opportunities to go hiking and trekking. However, before you embark on your adventure through the Norwegian wilderness in and around Oslo, take a moment to prepare and pack your backpack like a pro hiker.Wear Extra Warm clothesIf you’re planning your hike in the forest and coastal trails, you can get away with…

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Day trip to Shizuoka and viewing Fuji Mountain – Tokyo Travel Article

Day trip to Shizuoka and viewing Fuji Mountain In November 2015, I traveled to Japan using the JR pass. When I was going from Kansai area to Tokyo, I decided to stop by Shizuoka 静岡 on the way to Tokyo. Since Shizuoka is less than one hour away from Tokyo by bullet train, I figured that Shizuoka would be a perfect place for taking a day trip from Tokyo, especially for travelers who enjoy great food and great views of…

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Allbirds Tree runners – a perfect travel sneaker – Couples Travel Article

Allbirds Tree runners – a perfect travel sneaker Almost two years ago we wrote this post about a quirky new sneaker brand called Allbirds. We called them the most comfortable shoe in the world. Well – how much has changed in those two years! Allbirds merino sneakers are now the shoe of choice for Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs and they’ve just sold their millionth pair of shoes, a far cry from the startup they were when we first heard of…

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Viking Grand European Tour River Cruise Review – Travel Article

“Welcome Aboard!” Those words were music to my ears.  Maybe not Bartok or Liszt but music nonetheless melodiously when uttered by Lee Oliver, Viking Lif’s Program Director.  I was more than ready for this 15-day Viking Grand European Tour river cruise aboard Viking Lif.  And it began on the Danube in Budapest.  4:30pm arrival and it was still daylight in late October when I boarded Viking Lif in Budapest.Scheduled Grand European Tour river cruise Itinerary Budapest Bratislava Vienna Melk Linz…

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