Tag: travel tips

4 of the Best Hiking Destinations in the US

  When it comes to exercise that is both fun and beneficial to your health, hiking is one of the best activities that you can do. Numerous studies show that walking has many benefits. A Mayo Clinic article titled “Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health” lists the following benefits of walking:   Maintain a healthy weight Strengthen your bones… Read more →

Touring the MidWest USA

The good people at the US Census Bureau have worked to divide the continental United States into four distinct regions, each with its own states, its own territory, its own culture, and its own people. These regions all have distinctions that separate them from one another in addition to the obvious boundaries.   This is the fourth installment of Bjorn… Read more →

5 Things to See and Do in Florence

I’ve been around the globe and back; I’ve traveled all across nearly every continent, but I still have yet to find any place that quite matches the unique allure of Florence. Maybe it’s the history, the fact that fantastic displays of art and culture admired for centuries hang just past every corner. It could be the food, an overabundance of… Read more →

Touring the Western USA

If you choose to divide the United States into regions in the same way that the US Census Bureau chooses to (and I do), the United States of America is then divided into four geographical regions– the West, the Midwest, the Northeast, and the South.  This is the third installment of a new mini-series I’m working on of travel guides… Read more →

Bjorn Koch’s Favorite Destinations

As you may or may not have surmised by this point, Bjorn Koch is someone who fully embraces travel at any given opportunity. Currently working in Boston, Massachusetts, Bjorn can often be found exploring the farthest reaches of the globe when he isn’t in his office.   Travel is so ingrained in Bjorn’s blood that he’s started this travel blog… Read more →

Touring the Northeastern USA

According to the US Census Bureau, the United States of America is divided into four geographical regions; they are the West, the Midwest, the Northeast, and the South. While new regions and areas like the mid-Atlantic and Pacific northwest have been adopted, for the sake of simplicity only Census Bureau data will be used for this series. This is the… Read more →

Touring the Southern USA

    According to the US Census Bureau,  the United States is officially divided into four regions: the west, the midwest, the northeast and the south. Other designations are made with new regions (mid-atlantic, Pacific, etc) depending on what source you’re using, but for simplicity, we’re going to use the Census Bureau data on BjornKoch.net. This is the start of… Read more →

Traveling in a Group

Back in May, I wrote a quick piece on my website detailing the pros and cons of traveling alone. And while I certainly wasn’t wrong to discuss the benefits of traveling alone–there certainly are quite a few, and it’s something I’d largely advise that everyone does at least once in their life– there are equal benefits to traveling in groups.… Read more →

Traveling to Alaska

Many people do not know much about Alaska, believing it to be merely one of the newest states that’s completely separate from the rest of the country. The common view of it is that it’s covered in ice and barren. This idea could not be further than the truth. Alaska is a gorgeous place that has many beautiful and amazing… Read more →