Episode 2 of Top Knot Travel. Check out my adventures through the world's most mysterious country!
For years, I wanted to go to Kakslauttanen and sleep in a glass igloo under the northern lights. I had looked into this, but it was so expensive, and hard to book. In July of 2014, I took a chance, emailing if they had any availabilities over Christmas. I got VERY lucky, as there had just been a cancellation (you normally have to book a year in advance) and I was able to share a special Christmas with my sister. Here are a few details to keep in mind if you are planning a trip to Kakslauttanen.
I don’t care if you have Mother fucking Teresa’s heart and Beyonce’s swag, if you throw your number of visited countries down at me, I think you’re a dick.
One of the worst aspects of the travel blogging culture (besides the know-it-alls and 19 year olds plaguing instagram with flower crowns and peace signs at Auschwitz, come the fuck on) is the belittling of people who have not yet travelled. And the thing is- almost all the well-known travel bloggers who have written such essays are middle class cis white people. Privileged people.
Iceland is easily one of my favorite countries. I spent four days in Reykjavik in December 2014, and had a blast. Here are some tips, if you're planning a short trip to Iceland!
Quick story: the week after I came back from several months in Africa (my first big solo backpacking experience), I met for wine with a group of actor girlfriends. I was so full of love and adventure and I glowed with positivity. However my friends were in the opposite place.
When planning a trip to Australia, most people hit up the major cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Cairns. And while I love all these cities (Okay, I haven’t been to Cairns), there is also something to be said for venturing out of the big cities. My favorite Australian adventure: the toad races on Magnetic Island.
“Am I too old to stay in a hostel?”
I get that question a lot. To be honest, at 26 years of age, I have asked myself that question once or twice as well. My answer is not a blunt yes or no, but rather a grey “maybe.” Check out these pro’s and con’s as well as my take on Air BnB and Couchsurfing.
What would you add to the list?