About Me

Hi, I’m Tina. I look like this. On a good day. (I usually look way worse, don’t get your hopes up). I’m a Norwegian student who simply loves to travel whenever I can and if you haven’t already figured it out, I’m also the girl behind this travel blog. Welcome to my tiny universe.

About The Name Manhattanite

I don’t actually go by the name Manhattanite. That would be kind of weird, wouldn’t it? The name Manhattanite is just something I came up with when I created my Instagram account back in 2010, right after I moved back to Norway from New York City. And it just stuck with me ever since.

A Blog Is Born

Whenever I’m preparing for a trip to a new destination, travel blogs are the first things I turn to, as there is so much useful information and firsthand experiences that are being shared out there. As I have always enjoyed photography and writing myself, combined with an intense love for travel, I suppose it was only a matter of time before I started a travel blog of my own. My hope is that my experiences may inspire and help a traveler someday in the same way other travelers have helped and inspired me. Besides – I already take pictures like crazy and I write individual travel guides for friends on a weekly basis already – might as well get some use out of them, right?

What Makes This Blog Different?

I enjoy the silence of nature exactly as much as I love exploring vibrant new cities. I love planning a trip as well as being spontaneous. I love combining budget travel and luxury travel the best way I possibly can. I can be a laid back traveler at times, and a little bit of a brat the next moment. The point is that I’m a diverse traveler, which means that there will be a blog post for pretty much any traveler out there on this travel blog. And I really hope you find me worthy enough for you to tag along as I explore this wonderful planet of ours.

My Travel Squad

Lucky for me, my friends Sam & Court wanted to join in on the fun! Both being native Detroiters, they will provide you with some unique insights and local travel tips about Detroit and Michigan, in addition to other exciting destinations all over the globe. Check out the entire travel squad here!


Don’t be shy! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

E-mail: contact@manhattanite.co