Animals Archive

A visit to the Västerbottens Museum in Umeå, Sweden

After breakfast at the Stora Hotellet in Umeå, we set off on our second full day exploring the Vasterbotten region. Our first stop was the Västerbottens Museum, which is located in the outskirts of Umeå. The Västerbottens Museum covers the cultural history of Västerbotten. While there are also indoor exhibits, during the summer months, much […]

A food tour of Stockholm, Sweden

During my time in Stockholm, I joined an afternoon-long food tour of the city called “What does Stockholm taste like?” This was another complimentary pre-TBEX activity courtesy of Visit Stockholm. The Nordic experience tour was run by Food Tours Stockholm (TripAdvisor) & covered all aspects of modern Swedish & Scandinavian cuisine. We met at Hotorget outside of […]

A visit to Fotografiska in Stockholm, Sweden

The morning after I arrived in Stockholm for TBEX Europe 2016, I headed to the Visitor’s Center to get my welcome pack for the conference. Although it didn’t start for a few days, there were some perks to take advantage of including a transit pass and a Stockholm Pass, which gave unlimited 48-hour access to […]

Photo of the Day: Alcazaba of Malaga, Spain

The Alcazaba of Malaga, Spain is a fortification that sits above the city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. While not as outwardly picturesque as some other Moorish citadels & palaces such as La Alhambra, the Alcazaba is still an imposing sight, even if large parts of it have not been completely preserved. The views […]

How do horses travel to the Olympics?

The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off in Rio next week, and most of the news stories about the games predict a complete debacle for both the host nation Brazil & the athletes competing. Moving competitors to an event such as the Olympics requires a lot of planning and coordination for humans, but what about the […]

Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand by bus

After a few days in Wellington, it was time for my final journey through New Zealand on the bus ride to Auckland. Thanks to booking early on Intercity, the ticket cost only $1 NZD. Following the 20 minute walk from my hotel, I arrived at the bus station in Wellington about 35 minutes early, and […]

Flight delayed due to amorous lizards

First off, we can’t have a story like this without setting some music, so let’s put The Beatles on. There we go, now we’ve got the mood set. A flight in Saudi Arabia was delayed earlier this week after an alert passenger noticed that there were lizards mating on the runway. The pilot was notified, […]

Visit Dinosaurland for millions of years of adventures

Northeastern Utah, AKA Dinosaurland, is the world’s best place for traveling back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. The region is filled with parklands such as the great Dinosaur National Monument, where signs of the great beasts can be explored along with other fantastic vistas. While dinosaurs are of course a source of […]