Tromsø, Norway, is a city located in northern Norway, famous for having some of the best locations to view the Northern Lights. Each year, millions of travelers journey to Norway hoping to see the Lights and enjoy the unique culture as well.
The most popular spot to grab breakfast or coffee is Risø mat & kaffebar. Locals and travelers both rave about its coffee. They love the taste, the smell and, most importantly, they love the foam designs. Check out the restaurant’s Instagram to see them for yourself.
Begin your day at the Polaria Arctic Experience Center and Aquarium. This facility is more than just an aquarium because the animals featured also teach visitors about Norway’s history and culture. For example, seals are important in Norway because they used to be a source of food for the people. The entrance fee is about $16. This will include seeing all the aquatic animals and several films about the animals and the Northern Lights.
Next, go to the Tromsø Cathedral, free to enter. It is a sight to behold because it is the only wooden cathedral in Norway. After your visit, grab a quick bite to eat at Emmas, located next to the cathedral. Stay downstairs (the meals upstairs are more expensive) and a meal won’t cost more than $30.
After eating, take a 20-minute walk to lake Prestvannet, where you will see a stunning view of the Northern Lights. No trip to Norway is complete without seeing the Northern Lights — it’s truly an unforgettable experience.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Major cities across Europe are finding ways to deal with overtourism, an issue plaguing places like Paris, Barcelona, Dubrovnik and Venice. Each city is creating its own strategy to deal with the overwhelming number of tourists that flood the streets, endangering the centuries of history and getting on the nerves of locals and residents.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently made headlines when it announced, for the first time in history, it will offer tourist visas to travelers wishing to visit this mysterious nation. To date the country has only been accessible to a small percentage of the outside world — mainly individuals and their families who were stationed there for work or military purposes and Muslims with a Hajj visa who wished to visit for religious reasons.