Gone Rogue Meghan in Oslo travelling by opera house

Total cost of a 4-day trip to Norway

Oslo consistently ranks in the top 20 most expensive cities in the world, and Scandinavia is known for its high taxes and even higher prices in the travel world. So, as a recently employed graduate, I was interested to see what a trip to this gorgeous natural playground of clean lines, innovation, and efficiency would actually cost. As I get into this, let me make … Continue reading Total cost of a 4-day trip to Norway

Pros and cons of my Rick Steves’ guidebook experiences

Before my first European backpacking tour in 2013, I spent hours pouring over various guidebooks in the Barnes & Noble travel section. Having read The Lonely Planet and Frommers guides before, I wanted an easier-to-read format packed with tips and important information. I stumbled upon Rick Steves and since then, have used his trusty guidebooks to collect and organise information for my trips.

While the best travel guide (in my opinion) in most ways, Rick Steves does have his flaws. This quick synopsis covers exactly why. Continue reading Pros and cons of my Rick Steves’ guidebook experiences