“Stieg Larsson has transformed Stockholm for many of us,” says Elisabeth Daude, my guide on the Millennium walking tour, an intimate look at Stockholm’s Södermalm district as seen through the eyes of one of Sweden’s biggest cultural sensations of all time. Larsson’s Millennium trilogy – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels – has [...]
With all the green buzzwords flying around these days, it can be hard for travelers to know what to trust. How do you know if a tourism business is truly sustainable? How can you be certain that an ecolodge is really “eco”? What kinds of criteria should you be looking at? Enter Hitesh Mehta, a [...]
I recently finished reading Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire by Alex von Tunzelmann, about the defining event in twentieth-century Indian history: the country’s 1947 independence from Britain and partition into the two separate nations of Hindu-majority India and Muslim-dominated Pakistan. Von Tunzelmann, a young British historian, tells the story [...]
How is it that a mountaineer with years of experience and the most advanced equipment can lose his life on a “routine” climb, while an unprepared teenage girl can survive a plane crash and days of barefoot trekking through the Peruvian jungle? What would make a trained Army Ranger who is thrown from a commercial [...]
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Crossing Time Zones shares travel-related stories, photos, news, and reviews by Annika Hipple, a freelance writer, photographer, and tour leader based in Seattle, Washington. A dual citizen of the United States and Sweden, Annika is a lifelong traveler with particular interests in adventure travel, ecotourism, and sustainable travel.
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