The Scandinavian Splendor

I started my second backpacking trip in Oslo, Norway. From my past experiences in Scandinavia, I had very high expectations for this stop, and they definitely were met. Oslo is vibrant, serene and admirable. Even in the cloudy days, its colors shine through and create a welcoming atmosphere that everyone can enjoy. My first day …

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The End of a Journey

"We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed, and that changes everything." 139 days ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect when boarding my flight out of Omaha, the most familiar …

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Smelling the Tulips

The list of countries I visited during my trip reached 20 after my Grandma and I made our stops in Copenhagen and Amsterdam. I’ve always been a huge lover of fresh air and nice weather to accompany it, and both of these cities boast those qualities. As spring has kicked in to full gear, we …

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A City of Gold

One of my favorite songs by the band Judah & the Lion is their song called Stockholm. The lyrics mention "walking on the stones" and making it "down to old town with churches and shadows," along with many other references to the city. The song has so much more meaning to me now after visiting …

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