Oskar Niklasson.

Beverly Hills

Meet Oskar Niklasson everyone! A Swedish 25 years old athlete born and raised in my hometown Lidköping who's been living live in California,USA for the last couple of years. After many attempts to get a hold of Oskar he finally took his time to sit down and talk to me about his life and studies in the US.

I did as I always do during this interviews and asked him the 5 ordinary questions:

1. What made you leave and explore the world?

2. Where have you been and what have you liked/disliked so far during your trips?

3. Recommendations?

4. Tips for other backpackers?

5. Countries you've been to?


I told him to take a moment and think about the answers, and about 20 minutes later he answered me like this:


1.What made you leave and explore the world?

- I felt I needed a change of scenery. After working as an electrician in Norway for 2,5 years I finally had enough, so I sold my car and my Harley Davidson packed my bags and moved to LA.


2. Where have you been and what have you liked/disliked so far during your trips?


- I’ve been living in Venice, California for the past year. I loved every second of it, people are friendly the weather is awesome it’s easy to workout anywhere and the atmosphere is filled with opportunities. If you know what you want and what makes you happy you can find it times 10 in LA. The only downside I felt was the strong dollar, the Swedish krona is not worth as much anymore over there. I can definitely see my self moving back to California within 3 years. Before that I spend a lot of time in Arizona where I stayed at a ranch and lived as a Cowboy for a while haha! Truly amazing, it’s a whole other world over there!


3. Recommendations?

- I mean California obviously, but if you’re just going for vacation I highly recommend Mexico, Las Vegas or Smögen, Sweden!


4. Tips for other backpackers?

- When you visit new places I think it’s important to have a pretty good ide of what you want to do before you leave so you don’t just follow the stream. Many people go to LA and all they did was to visit all the “common destinations” like universal pictures, Hollywood sign and the famous resturants. But there is so much more to it then just the mainstream activities. I recommend to go trough your contacts to find someone you know have some experience or even search on Youtube to find inspiration, many people do Vlogs these days so you can always find something interesting there.


5. Countries you've been to?

- I’ve been in Spain, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Denmark, UK, Mexico, USA, Greece that’s all I can think of off the top of my head.



Many big thanks to Oskar for taking the time and putting his effort in this interview with letsgotravel's blog!

All the best in the future and see you around! Cheers! 



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Say Hello to Swezin Yu! The 3rd person to be featured here on the Let's go travel blog! I've met Swezin in person during a trip to Ayia Napa in Cyprus, she always has a big smile on her face and seems like a person who enjoys life to it's fullest! The last year she's been living in the USA as an au pair, and now she's moved on to the land down under,Australia.


I asked her the 5 questions as we always do here on this blog, the questions were:

1. What made you leave and explore the world?

2. Where have you been and what have you liked/disliked so far during your trips?

3. Recommendations?

4. Tips for other backpackers?

5. Which Countries have you visited?


and this is what Swezin told us...


"It’s a big decision. Leaving your comfort zone for a foreign country where you don’t know anyone. But leaving my small home town in Sweden was a easy choice for me. I have been moving from country to country. The first time was when the whole family of mine moved to Sweden from Burma, where I originally came from. I was only 10, I didn’t know anyone, or anything about Sweden, or couldn’t speak Swedish. Since then, I realized how curious I am about all different places in this world and it has to offer. I started to daydream about how I would love to stay in every country and every beautiful places.

After I graduate from high school, I decided to move to the Unite States as an Au Pair. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my 20’s. I had the best time, most out of the year. I travelled from state to state, (even country to country) almost every weekend and whenever I had the chance. And now a year later, I am here in Australia. I moved here straight from Washington D.C, where I worked as an Au Pair.

Current location is Brisbane, Queensland. I just got a job as an Au Pair for 3 months, and trying to get another casual job since I got a lot of free times. And Brisbane is only an hour away from Gold Coast, 2 hours from Byron and Sunshine Coast, so why not.

When I now have lived in different countries, I started to learn and appreciate how peaceful and beautiful country Sweden is. in US, everything was HUGE, (every single thing, as a car parking, a garbage bag, a hamburger, a soft drink, your name it). People were so much nicer, more helpful, and more polite). I actually fell in love with every single state and its beauty in US. I had a hard time living for the moment when I lived in Sweden, but after a couple months in US, I started to enjoying for the moment. Moments as when I was having a walk on one of the most beautiful beaches in Cancun, Mexico, or those spontaneous road trips with my best friend Sara. That one time we drove up 12 hours to Montréal, and Toronto, Canada, which sounds like a long trip, but felt like nothing when we had so much fun. I will never forget the amazing road trip in California for 2 weeks. Driving down on Pacific highway from San Francisco, down to Los Angeles, and then to San Diego with the most beautiful views, and stops that we got to see.

Since I just started my adventure in Australia, so I don’t have much to share yet. But within two weeks, I’ve been in Sydney, and all the incredible beaches around Sydney, as Bondi, Bronte, Tamara, and Coogee. I’ve been to some small beaches in Gold Coast, and during this coming weekend, I am planning a road trip to Surfers Paradise and Byron Bay which I look forward to.

After almost 14 months of traveling, I have got the chance to get to know a lot of people from all over the world. What’s actually a great thing about that? Well, you will have the chance to find out about their cultures, food and traditions and you also probably will have a home/ a place to stay when you visit them in their home countries! So my best tips are, please book one-way ticket to somewhere, stay at hostels, stay airbnbs, or why not couchsurfing (I’ve done that several times, and I enjoyed it all of the times!). Trust me, you don’t have to bring along your sister, your best friend or your mom. The best way to grow as a person and be an independent person is when you travel alone, and you got to do everything by your own. And that’s also when you got to know a lot of people on your own. You will start talking to random people, like people you run into in the elevator, in the bathroom, or just someone random that who just checked in as your roommate at the hostel. Trust me, you will never regret that you do/did this adventure. One day, you will just be so grateful that you chose to buy experiences over external objects has transformed yourself in so many good ways."


I want to give Swezin a big thank you for taking the time to tell us her story and telling us about her life in different countries around the world. Hope to hear more about your adventures in Australia! Till next time! X




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The next person the be a part of the "Let's Go Travel" family is no one less then Megan Beaudry! A Canadian world explorer who've fallen in love with land down under also known as Australia. She's been exploring everything from Gili Trawangan in Bali,Indonesia to walking along the beach in Australia where she's now studying and working on her 2nd year working holiday visa. She seems like a social,outgoing and positive person that everything except shy and loves to meet new people.


I asked her the same questions as everyone gets before these interviews and the questions was:


1. What made you leave and explore the world?

2. Where have you been and what have you liked/disliked so far during your trips?

3. Recommendations?

4. Tips for other backpackers?

5. Countries you've been in?


And this is what she answered:


1. Both my parents worked for an airline so I was a born travel baby from the start! I was shown amazing parts of the world at a young age and quickly realized that the world was too big to always stay in one spot.

2. My most recent trip has allowed me to fall in love with Australia- I spent two months hitch hiking from Cairns to Melbourne which resulted in a whirlwind of amazing experiences from snorkelling the GBR with my bus driver, staying on a small fishing boat on magnetic island with a 70 year old man named Uncle Freddy, to sleeping in a van and spending all day surfing in Byron Bay. I then bought a car and drove from Melbourne all the way up to Broome to explore the west coast. I especially loved the west coast as it wasn't crowded with tourists and had the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. While the east coast is exciting and easily accessible, I found it full of young backpackers that prioritized partying over really exploring the country.

3. The west coast of Aus! People are often turned off by the long driving distances, but it is SO worth it and is the roadtrip of a lifetime. Not to mention the most breathtaking beaches you pretty much get to enjoy all to yourself comparing to the east coast where it's packed with people.

4. Don't limit yourself to hostels! Couch surfing is a great tool to be able to meet locals,save money and have a more authentic travel experience. It's definitely a risk, but so worth it in the end. Also, try not to plan too much. Allow yourself to fall in love with a place and stay as long as you want while not having to stick to a strict schedule.

5. Too many to count, so here's a top 5 (in no particular order) New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Egypt, South Korea


A big thank you to you, Megan, for giving me the opportunity to share YOUR story! Xx


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The 1st person to tell her story on LET’S GO Travel blog is Sabrina Harringer!


Sabrina have been going through a tuff time when she got the worst possible nightmare - cancer. During the disease she realised that exploring the world was really something she wanted to do, so after chemotherapy she spoked to her boss and told her all about her biggest dream - to travel the world and have a little break from work, her boss said yes and now she’s on her biggest trip so far!


Currently in Singapore for a week, and next destination is Thailand after spending time in New Zeeland at places like Auckland,Hamilton,Wellington & Christchurch, Australia where she visited some of the world’s most beautiful places as Melbourne,,Sydney,Cairns,Surfers Paradise and of course Brisbane!


When I asked her the question what she liked and didn't like she answered me:


“What I liked and disliked was quite the same: being on my own. Sometimes it was perfect to do what I want whenever I want. But on the other hand it was sometimes really hard and I wanted to go back home, especially when I was new in a town. After 2,5 months of travelling it can also be exhausting to orientate yourself new in a city and then it's also hard to find places where you can eat something. I know it sounds funny, but after 2,5 months I miss my home. I miss the family, my bed, my shower, my boyfriend. Something else I didn’t like was people telling me what to do,where to stay,how to do it on MY trip, I do it my way and of course people can recommend what they think is good, but in the end it’s my pick.


Final question was about her own recommendations, and at this question she also tells me that it’s hard to give recommendations considering that everyone likes different things. Her final tip is that you really should enjoy every second of your trip, if this is your one and only big trip around the world before you actually settle down and get on with your ordinary life.


Thanks a lot for taking the time and good luck on your trips Sabrina!

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Hey! I'm William, an 22 year old guy from Sweden who've been travelling a lot and witnessed some of the world's most beautiful sunsets. Im born and raised in Sweden where I've been working with tons of stuff, including restaurant,hotel,photography and much more. Started my own company after graduation in 2014 and kept that going for about a year before I decided to back my bags and leave Sweden for something new. I realised that staying at home wasn't the life I wanted to life, and it still isn't even tho I'm back here saving money before leaving again. I love to see the world,meet new friends and photograph a LOT! Anyway I hope this new blog will inspire people that's bored of being home and not doing what they've actually been dreaming about, just go and explore the world. You will not regret yourself! Xx William

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