Silvia Lawrence

44 Flips | 2 Magazines | 10 Following | 91 Followers | @heartmybackpack | Once a full-time nomad, I now try to find a balance between traveling off the beaten path and making a home in Norway.

Everything You Need to Know About Sailing in the San Blas Islands, Panama

When Rachel and I first started planning our two weeks in Panama we pretty much only had two places on our itinerary: the Panama Canal and the San …

Panama City

17 Reasons to Choose Panama

I few months ago Rachel and I were chatting about our summer plans and when we realized we both had the same two weeks in August free Rachel was …

Central America

How to Spend Three Perfect Days in Aberdeenshire

<i>I visited Aberdeenshire in partnership with VisitAberdeenshire</i>This past February I visited Aberdeenshire for the first time and I was so struck by …

Aberdeenshire

How to Spend Two Weeks in Northern Norway - And Why You Should!

Dan and I had exactly two weeks to explore northern Norway, and since neither of us had seen much of the region before, we filled our itinerary with …

If You Visit Alta in the Summer You Can Play With Husky Puppies

When we were putting our two week Northern Norway itinerary together, I insisted that we start as far south as the Helgeland coast, while Dan …

The Prettiest Place I've Stayed in Northern Norway

I first heard about the Lyngen Alps when I was a little girl, and I remember be so impressed that Norway had alps. Like Austria and Switzerland!<p>And I …

Hiking in Norway : 17 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

While Dan and I did get to go on a few shorter hikes during our time in Northern Norway, we also had to skip out on a couple of days of hiking …

Is Norway Trying to Keep Mosjøen A Secret?

Dan and I talked to a few different people in Mosjøen and when we told them about our road trip through Northern Norway everyone had the same …

7 Reasons to Visit Bodø on Your Trip to Norway

I visited Bodø for the first time last year as part of my trip to the Lofoten Islands. I flew into Bodø in the morning, had lunch, and caught the …

Things to Do in Gran Canaria Away from the Resorts

This time last year Dan and I were on the Spanish island of Mallorca, a place that totally blew away my expectations. And a few weeks ago we found …

European Travel

Tools - Flipboard

It’s May and last week it was totally sunny but now it’s snowing again and eventually you’re like forget this, I’m going somewhere tropical. But …

Antigua

Gothenburg Enchanted Me – Even in Winter

After spending a couple of days in Copenhagen I caught the train to another one of my favorite Scandinavian cities – Gothenburg! (Or Göteborg in …

European Travel

I Found My Fairy Tale and It’s in Aberdeenshire

<i>I visited Aberdeenshire in partnership with VisitAberdeenshire</i>I had just stopped in at the Redgarth Inn for a plate of fish and chips and was …

Scotland

9 Mistakes People Make on Their Trips to Norway

It’s no secret that Norway is my favorite country to travel around, so I’m always trying to think of any Norway travel tips I can share to make your …

Northern Lights

17 Essential Things to Do in Comoros

Honestly, the beaches on the Comoros are so beautiful that I was seriously tempted to plop down my towel and not leave the beach for my entire ten …

Everything I Wish I Had Known Before Traveling to the Comoros

Now, I don’t usually do loads of research before visiting a new place, but even I came up disappointed with the little amount of information for …

9 Reasons Norwegians Might Secretly All Be Cats

Norway just held its parliamentary elections, and it was my first time voting in Norway!<p>Voting in Rauland was kind of the cutest thing ever. Rauland …

Norway

Treating Ourselves in Kiev - on a Budget

I fell in love with Ukraine pretty much instantly when I traveled through the western part of the country in 2015, so it’s kind of crazy to me that …

When You Begin to Hate the Place You Love

About a year and a half ago I wrote a blog post about that dreaded “bitter expat syndrome” and how I planned on doing everything I could to avoid …

23 Unique Things to Do in Mallorca Away from the Resorts

I’ll be honest, I was quite skeptical about booking a holiday to Mallorca. In fact, the only reason I agreed to visit Mallorca was that Dan really …

But Is It #Goals Enough?

Last week I spent a few days in London staying at Dan’s mom’s place, and one evening we went through her old photo albums so I could see the …

Norway in a Nutshell Review - Is It Worth It?

I can tell summer is just around the corner now, because more and more people are asking me about Norway’s most famous tour: Norway in a …

Cool Kids Don't Travel

It’s not often I dish out life advice on this blog, but in one month and 4 days I’ll be 29, which I’ve heard is the official age when you’re supposed …

Weird

Norway Says No to Tourists, This is Where You Should Go Instead

You’ve seen those Instagram photos and I know it’s high up on your bucket list: the Norwegian fjords. I mean, who doesn’t want to cruise through …

Things You Should Know Before Booking Cheap Flights on Kiwi.com

Step aside, Skyscanner, there’s a new kid on the block and she works harder than you do: Kiwi.com.<p>Have you used it yet?<p>If you don’t know about it, …

How to Plan an Epic Lofoten Road Trip

I’m always saying that the best way to explore Norway is by car, and that especially applies to Lofoten – in fact at one point Lisa, Teru, Marti, and …

European Travel

Female Travel in Morocco - What's It Really Like?

It seemed like just moments after booking my flights to Morocco the bad news started to flood in about female travel in Morocco.<p>“You’re not going …

Morocco

A Two Week Morocco Itinerary You Should Steal

I’m not the best planner when it comes to travel. I pretend I’m such a free spirit that I just can’t be tied down to schedules, but the truth is I …

Camping in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

After visiting Chefchaouen, Danielle and I spent a few days staying with a friend based in a small village outside of Fes, and then we were ready to …

Essaouira: Morocco's Favorite Beach City

Danielle and I originally didn’t think we’d have time to visit Essaouira, Morocco’s famous yet totally laid back beach getaway, but then we ended up …