Dome Square in Riga – Photo

A quiet, yet beautiful square in Riga, Latvia
This is Dome Square on a very quiet November morning, in Riga, Latvia. Quite the opposite from this picture, Dome Square springs to life with beer gardens and live music during the Summer Season... See More...

Overlooked Ways to Travel Cheaply in Norway

Norwegian Kroner and a Norway Wallet
Is it even possible to travel in Norway without emptying your bank account? After all, Norway takes the claim as "One of the most expensive countries in the world," year after year. And for good reason. A beer can easily cost upwards of 10 USD! But what if I said that you could travel by train from one end of the country to the other, and pay the same amount as if you were traveling just three stops?... Read More...

Lucerne’s Tower and Bridge – Photo

Lucerne’s Tower and Bridge in Switzerland
I don't know what's more magnificent, the tranquility of Lake Lucerne, or the surviving Medieval Fortifications. Either way, Lucerne, Switzerland is a very beautiful place. I came across the Water Tower (Wasserturm) and Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) while exploring the town... See More...

Accidentally Offering to Do the Unthinkable

Accidentally Offering to Do the Unthinkable
As the sun began to set in Litochoro, Greece, I decided to head back to my hotel, which was about 4 miles (6.4km) outside the town, quite literally in the middle of nowhere. And being the cheap guy that I am, I chose to ignore the taxis and buses and instead walk. Before I knew it, it was pitch-black and I was on a very empty road, unsure if I was headed in the right direction... Read More...

Natural History Museum in London – Photo

The enormous Central Hall of London’s Natural History Museum is filled with beautiful light
At the top of the staircase sits a statue of Charles Darwin, featured in the massive Central Hall of London's Natural History Museum. Taken at dusk, the soft blue light filters through the windows, illuminating the hall in a beautiful way... See More...

How to Meet People While Traveling

Many hands shake as a traveler meets other people.
Some of the greatest moments while traveling are defined by the people that you meet. But what if you are shy? Or what if you can't just seem to meet anyone? With enough courage, here are a handful of great opportunities to meet new people. 1. Be the Lost Tourist - Don't be afraid to ask for directions. In fact, go out of your way to ask for directions when you aren't even lost... Read More...

The Importance of Seeking Out New Experiences

Skydiving in New Zealand’s South Island.
Don’t underestimate the power of experiences. Everything that you have experienced, from the day you were born, until this very moment, has shaped who you have become today. When it comes to life experiences, I like to think in terms of a bubble. Let’s consider that your life is a singular bubble, containing the knowledge and understanding that you have gained through previous experiences... Read More...

Silhouetted in Berlin – Photo

The Berliner Dom, Fernsehturm TV Tower, moon, and Rotes Rathaus silhouette a woman in Berlin.
On a cold night with a full moon, my friend becomes silhouetted in front of the illuminated Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral). To the right of the Berliner Dom is the tall Fernsehturm (TV Tower). And further to the right is the Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall)... See More...

Climbing the Troll’s Tongue and Norwegian Hospitality

Jeremy Fischer jumps on Trolltunga in Norway.
After hearing about the legendary Troll's Tongue, or Trolltunga in Norwegian, I decided to seek it out for myself. So I embarked on an exhausting hike that led to the most incredible hospitality from an elderly local woman. I arrived in Tyssedal and began walking into the mountains along an inclined road. After 2km I heard a car approaching, so I eagerly stuck out my thumb... Read More...

Reykjavik’s Viking Ship at Sunrise – Photo

Two friends watch the sunrise next to a Viking Ship Sculpture in Reykjavik, Iceland
My friend and I were headed back to our campsite after a Saturday night out in Reykjavik, when we came across a woman that was laying her sleeping bag out on the rocks. While my friend spoke to her, I quickly stepped away to take this picture of the sunrise behind both them and Reykjavik's Viking Ship Sculpture... See More...

Stargazing in the California Desert – Photo

A man holds a burning torch under the starry desert sky in Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA.
While camping in Southern California's Joshua Tree National Park, my friend picked up a burning piece of wood from our campfire, and held it up to illuminate the right side of his face. I used a 20 second shutter speed to capture the trails of flying sparks while he remained perfectly still... See More...

Hitchhiking with a Criminal

Jeremy Fischer hitchhikes in Norway.
I was standing along the E16 Highway in Norway, near the Borgund Stave Church, with my thumb out. Eventually an old beat up car pulls over, so I quickly grab my bags and open the side door. A plume of smoke immediately emerges, and I see an abnormally tan, sketchy-looking guy smoking a cigarette, with a few empty cigarette boxes next to him... Read More...

Zug Lake Sunset – Photo

A seagull rests at Switzerland’s Zug Lake amidst a colorful sunset
A seagull stands atop a lone pole amidst a very colorful sunset at Zug Lake... See More...

Sheep in Snaefellsnes – Photo

Adorable sheep relax in Iceland’s Snaefellsnes Peninsula
I came across these adorable sheep while wandering around Iceland's Snaefellsnes Peninsula (Snæfellsnes). Not too far from here, although not in this picture, is Snaefellsjokull (Snæfellsjökull), the legendary volcano made famous in Jules Verne's "A Journey to the Center of the Earth"... See More...

The Dangers of External Factors

The old Bryggen homes line the harbor in Bergen, Norway.
Has anyone ever told you to be careful who you spend your time with, or not to associate yourself with a particular person? We are all impressionable people (to a certain extent) and have the tendency to take on personalities and mentalities of those we surround ourselves with... Read More...