Archive by author: Karen AspReturn
Karen Asp is a health-conscious travel junkie who counts Paris, Chicago, Barcelona, and Jackson Hole, Wyo., among her favourite places. She loves travelling anywhere that adventure – whether physical or cultural – abounds. Some of her most memorable experiences were: Swimming with penguins in the Galapagos; hiking the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu; logging two 10Ks on two different continents (Australia and North America) on the same day, and tandem paragliding in Jackson Hole. Along with being an avid craft brew and gelato fan, she holds five world records in Nordic walking and a full-time career as a journalist. She’s a contributing editor for Woman’s Day and writes for numerous other leading publications, including Islands, More, O, SELF, Health, Parade, Prevention, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, Travelife, Shape and Martha Stewart Living.
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Isle of women is an independent place

Isle of women is an independent place

Karen Asp ventures to the remote Estonian island of Kihnu, where the female population govern while the men spend their time at sea hunting and fishing.
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Bogged down in Estonia

Bogged down in Estonia

Karen Asp heads out on a hike through Estonia's many bogs near its lovely capital Tallinn and discovers a fascinating world.
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7 reasons why Basel is so sweet

7 reasons why Basel is so sweet

BASEL, SWITZERLAND — I’m not sure what to expect in a city whose name I can’t even pronounce. Is it like the herb I cook with or should I pretend I’m sporting an English accent?
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Toasting Cologne's beer culture

Toasting Cologne's beer culture

COLOGNE, GERMANY — The name of this city leaves little doubt what it’s best known for — eau de cologne, of course. But there's plenty of beer to go around, as well.
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Croatia's Rovinj has a distinct Italian flavour

Croatia's Rovinj has a distinct Italian flavour

ROVINJ, CROATIA - I’ve sipped many shots in life, including, I must admit, some I don’t remember, but not until I visit Croatia’s Istrian peninsula do I take my first shot of olive oil. It’s only appropriate, as olive oil is as revered here as wine.
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