About the Author

You might say that Aren was destined to become a Globetrotter after his family took him to Germany two times before he was four. If that wasn’t enough, a term spent in Sweden as a young teenager and a trek across Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand confirmed that destiny. An independent writer, director, and film critic, Aren has travelled across Asia, Europe, and South America. His favourite travel experience was visiting the major cities of Japan’s largest island, Honshu, but his love for food, drink, and film will take him anywhere that boasts great art and culture.

Top view of Naxos Island, Greece

Beyond Santorini: Underrated Getaways on a Greece Vacation

For thousands of years, Greece has attracted people with its ancient history, golden beaches, deep-blue waters, volcanic landscapes, and endless opportunity for sunny idylls. It’s impossible not to be taken with the historical masterworks of Athens, the beautiful white-washed homes of Santorini, or the famous party beaches of Mykonos, which promise endless fun in as […]

Aren Bergstrom - Statue of Pachacutec in Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru - Cropped

The Incan and Colonial Highlights of Cusco on Peru Travel

Cusco is Peru’s most popular city for a reason. Unlike metropolitan Lima, it doesn’t overwhelm travellers with overcast skies, diesel fumes, and a sprawling map that comprises 43 separate districts. It also has an easy-to-understand historical significance as the former capital of the Inca Empire. Add that to the fact that it’s the gateway city […]

Rynek Glowny main square in Krakow, Poland

Four Ideal City Breaks on a Central Europe Vacation (Part 2)

Previous: Four Ideal City Breaks on a Central Europe Vacation (Part 1) Steeped in history, culture, and architectural beauty, here are four cities well worth exploring on a Central Europe vacation. Krakow, Poland Krakow is Poland’s most beautiful and popular city. It has a convenient location near the borders of Czechia and Slovakia and makes for […]

Hong Kong sunrise view from Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Asia’s World City

Even if you’ve never been to Hong Kong, you’re probably aware of its appeal. Known as “Asia’s World City,” Hong Kong is one of the most bustling and vibrant cities on the planet. You can find anything you’re looking for here, from historical highlights to breathtaking views to incredible dishes from most every international cuisine […]