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If you love travelling, photography and travel tips, you are in the right place.
I am Vibeke, a travel blogger and a photographer from Norway. I help travellers with useful travel tips and experiences from around the world.


Top 10 essentials for travelling during the coronavirus pandemic.
Travelling might change forever after the coronavirus pandemic. Even if you need to travel now or in the future here
Budapest packing list
Yes, Hungary is quite south of Europe. But it can get really cold in Winter. You don't want to ruin
Top 10 Instagram Spots in Cuba
An instagrammable destination has become more important for many when you choose travel destinations, especially among Millennials and Gen Z.
What To Pack For A Winter-Trip To Europe
  It is not easy to figure out what to pack for a Winter-trip to Europe. That’s why I have
How To Prepare For A Trip To The Galapagos Islands
    Travelling to the Galapagos Islands is on many people's bucket list. It is a trip of a lifetime
Amsterdam is a popular destination for people all over the world. It has beautiful canals, churches, flowers, museums and attractions.
Año Viejo - Why You Should Celebrate New Years In Ecuador
In Ecuador, New Year's is not called New Years. It is called Año Viejo (old year.) Año Viejo is celebrated all over
Travel Gift Guide
    Christmas is just around the corner. Maybe you have no idea what to give to your travel-loving friend?
How To Avoid Parasites While Travelling
Nothing is worse than ruining your vacation by being glued to the toilet or not being able to trust a
Budapest is an interesting place to visit in Europe. Budapest has so much important history and beautiful places to visit.
How To Get The Most Out Of A Trip To Machu Picchu
Many people have Machu Picchu on their bucket list. Visiting the breathtaking Inca citadel that the Spanish conquerors never found
Jeløy, Norway - The Pearl of the Oslofjord
A 40 minutes train ride south of Oslo will leave you at a city called Moss. A charming city of roughly
10 Things You Have To Do In Cusco, Peru
The old capital of the Inca empire is a must visit Peru. This historical city gained UNESCO heritage in 1983
How To See Madrid If You Only Got A Few Hours
On my way from Ecuador to Norway, I had a long layover in Madrid. I decided to take the opportunity
Quiver trees in the Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop, Namibia. We road tripped through Namibia for the month of March
Summer Travel - The Ultimate Packing List
It is no better time to travel than during the Summer season, however, it still rains many places during the
Travel in the footsteps of the Inca in the Sacred Valley in Peru. Machu Picchu is not the only place
What To Pack For A Trip To Europe
It is not easy to figure out what to pack for a summer trip to Europe. That's why I have
What To Pack For A Spring Trip To Norway
It can be hard to figure out what to pack for a trip to Norway during the spring season. You
Taquile island is a long, but small island on the Peruvian side of Titicaca lake. It is 35 km from
  Have you ever stayed in a hotel where you feel like you are in a different time? Rumiloma is one
11 Things You Should NOT Do When Visiting Norway
Norwegians are known to be good skiers, love winter sports and maybe be a little reserved. Some of the things
Amantani is an island 2 hours from Puno. It is the largest island on the Peruvian side. There are no
Staying at Khantati Floating Island in Titicaca, Peru
Titicaca lake is on the border of Peru and Bolivia. It is also the largest lake in South America. There
Puno is located in the southeast of Peru. It is the city that is located closest to Titicaca on the
Huayna Picchu - Is It Really Worth it?
Huayna Picchu (Wayna Picchu) is the tall mountain in the background of the iconic Machu Picchu photos. It is a
7 Ways To Deal With Altitude Sickness While Travelling In South America
Altitude sickness is real. Not everyone experiences it, however, some experience it worse than others. After struggling with altitude sickness in
The Ultimate List Of Travel Apps That Will Make Your Travels Easier
Almost everyone has a smartphone nowadays. Why not make travelling a lot easier for you and keep everything you need
You might be someone who already lives in a city and if so, you might think that going abroad on
Winter is finally here, and there is no better place to plan your well-deserved winter escapade than the great north.
The Ultimate Guide To Visiting Cotopaxi National Park In Ecuador
Cotopaxi national park is a free national park in Ecuador. Cotopaxi is the third highest active volcano in the world
Travel envy can sting. You’re enjoying your morning coffee and scrolling through your social media only to see an acquaintance
Spending A Night Next To An Active Volcano - Tambopaxi, Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
Tambopaxi is definitely the best place to stay in Cotopaxi National Park. Whether you choose to stay in a private
23 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Peru
  Peru might be one of the most interesting places you can visit. Peru is the home of one of
5 Things to Look for When Buying a Camper Trailer
Camping is embedded into the Australian culture, and while you used to be expected to rough it when in the
travel documenting
When you embark on an exciting journey, you want to hold on to the memories of your trip. But’s all
Mountain rhododendron blossoming
Pink rhododendron flowers and happy young woman on summer mountainside(Ukraine, Carpathian Mountains) Travelling, unfortunately, isn’t always the most sustainable activity.
Top 10 Things To Do In Lisbon Portugal
If you find yourself traveling through Lisbon, Portugal make sure you do not miss any of these main attractions to
Where to Eat and Drink in Cusco, Peru
Some of the best restaurants in Peru are found in Cusco. You can find anything from traditional Peruvian food, Ceviche, Italian
Staying at Khantati Floating Island in Titicaca, Peru
  Khantati Island is an own island on the Uros floating Islands in Titicaca. Titicaca is a lake on the
What To Pack For A Trip To Peru
Peru is on the bucket list of many. Most of us have seen pictures of Machu Pichu and are generally
It has never been easier to move to another country and many millennials especially decide to leave their home country
10 best Instagram spots in Quito.
You can find a lot of attractive Instagram spots in Ecuador's capital. Everything from craters, lookouts, monuments and urban city life. Here
  I believe you can never enjoy the road trip in the absence of cranky kids and family whose laughter
What To Pack For An All-Inclusive Resort In Mexico
Staying at an All Inclusive Resort in Mexico is supposed to be relaxing, but It is not easy to figure
How I Earned My First $200 Travel Blogging
You might have seen bloggers posting a post about how much they earned last month etc. I could never understand
Moon Palace All-Inclusive in Cancun - A review
Moon Palace All-inclusive Resort is a part of  Palace Resorts . I got the chance to stay at Grand Resort, the newest resort
The winter in Sydney can be an excellent time of year to explore this multicultural and vibrant city so that
Isabela Island a must-see in The Galapagos Islands
Isabela Island is a must see in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, I will explain why. Isabela Island is the
  Generally, after a long day of business meetings and sightseeing, most people want just to put their heads on
Hunter Valley, Australia
An escape to the countryside in the oldest wine region of Australia located just 2 hours north of Sydney will
Ever dreamt of getting on a cable car and letting it take you at the top of a snow-covered mountain,
Trinidad - A Must-Visit In Cuba
  Trinidad in Cuba is one of those places you wouldn't believe existed. It is so different and unique and
North Seymour Island - A Must See In The Galapagos Islands
There are many islands in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. North Seymour is one of the best you can visit.
30 Photos That Will Make You Pack Your Bags And Visit The Galapagos Islands
Traveling to the Galapagos Islands is a dream for many people. There is no better place on this planet to
How to avoid getting bumped from a flight
  The video of the man getting dragged out of the overbooked United airline flight is haunting and disturbing. No
What to pack for the Galapagos Islands
  It is so important to be prepared for the Galapagos Islands. One of the most important things is to
Why you should visit Misahualli in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Visiting Mishaualli in the Ecuadorian Amazon is a dream come true. For me, as a Norwegian, the jungle is something
Quito Old Town - A Guide to the Unesco Heritage Listed Old Town in Ecuador
Experience outstanding Colonial churches, museums and monuments in the Old Town in Quito also known as Centro Historico. After numerous
When we think about booking a boutique hotel, we think about the many things we require from a good hotel
Visit Canada and fulfill your dream Canadian Bucket List
  A guest post by Priya from Travel World Guide. The year 2017 marks as Canada’s 150th birthday and in
The ultimate list of hashtags for travelers
It is hard to get seen on Instagram without using hashtags. If you already have a big following and are
Old Havana - A Self Guided Walking Route With Map
You simply can't travel to Havana, Cuba without checking out Old Havana (Habana Vieja.) Many tourists choose to take the
If you love photography, then travel is without a doubt the best way to offer yourself to exposure to subjects
Many travel addicts can’t get enough of travelling and want to come up with more and more ideas of how
7 Tips to Avoid Jet Lag
Dealing with jet lag can be challenging if you don't know how to prepare yourself. This is a list of
A list of travel items to use in 2017
2017 is finally here! Maybe you put travel more on your new year resolution list? If you did, great! Here are
top 6 things to do in Quito Ecuador The Viking Abroad
This post contains affiliate links  Quito is the capital of Ecuador, located on the equator in South America. Imagine standing
Mindo is in the cloud forest in Ecuador. It is only two hours from Quito. Mindo is known for its
Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad
We live in a time where many young people prefer to travel the world or study at university or college.
Isveglio - The Secret of Ecuadorian Coffee
Nothing is better than drinking a coffee without being interrupted. And by that, I also mean good, quality coffee. No
20 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Ecuador
  Ecuador is a small country in South America, placed on the equator. Ecuador is crossing borders with Colombia and
Climbing Rucu Pichincha, Quito Ecuador
Last Saturday my legs were aching for hiking. My boyfriend and I couldn't find anything closer than Rucu Pichincha, which
20 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Australia
  Ah Australia, how much I miss living in that beautiful country! As soon as I finished High School I
How To Travel With Fibromyalgia
  This post contains affiliate links  I haven’t been so open about having fibromyalgia. I have had it for roughly
How To Spend 1 Day In Oslo
If you are backpacking around Europe and have limited time in Norway - This is the post to read on
Could you live abroad?
Always dreamed about living abroad? People might say; “Just go for it, you only live once!” But is it really
Key West, Florida There is nothing like watching the sunset as you drive down US 1 to the southernmost point
So you're going to England on a trip! Traveling is exciting, whether it is for business or pleasure. England is
The ocean views, rolling hills and redwood forests of the Pacific Coast Highway are hard to beat when it comes
Did you know that about 5,919,725 people visited the Hawaiian island of Oahu between 2017-2018? That's almost half of the
Planning a trip is exciting. It can also be overwhelming when you are also trying to stay healthy during the
Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
-Dali Lama
Vibeke - The Viking Abroad

The Viking Abroad

My name is Vibeke. A travel blogger and a photographer from Norway. I am posting about my journey around the world as well as my experiences living in Ecuador. I have been to over 20 countries around the world, however I have so much more on my list.

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