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10 European Road Trips to Take This Summer

Furka Pass, Switzerland

From America’s Route 66 to Australia’s Great Ocean Road to South Africa’s Garden Route, the world is full of unforgettable road trips, but don’t write off Europe for your next adventure. Whether you want to hire a campervan and get off the beaten track, cruise along the coast in a convertible or tackle one of […]

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May 23, 2016 by | Comments Off on 10 European Road Trips to Take This Summer

Top 8 Places to See the Northern Lights

Northern Lights Easter 2006 in Norway by PJ Hansen (CC BY-SA 2.0)

While travelers flock to the world’s northernmost countries for a glimpse of the Northern Lights, seeing them is no exact science and there’s no guarantee. From the snow-enveloped wilderness of Siberia to the northernmost tip of Canada, here are some of the best places to see the Northern Lights. So wrap up warm, pick a […]

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January 25, 2016 by | 1 Comment

10 Norway Destinations for the Frozen Fan

Lofoten island in winter

Garnering Oscar nominations, number one hit songs and more than $1.2 billion at the U.S. box office since it was released back in November 2013, Disney’s “Frozen” has fast become the most successful animated film of all time and, with a hotly anticipated sequel in the works, this is the perfect time to set out […]

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April 6, 2015 by | Comments Off on 10 Norway Destinations for the Frozen Fan

Norway’s Best Fjord Hotels

Alexandra. Photo courtesy of Hotel Alexandra.

Mother Nature bestowed on earth one of her greatest opuses when she carved into Norway’s stunning coastline to create deep glacial inlets filled with sapphire blue water and bookended with alpine scenery. Norway’s fjords are some of the longest, deepest and most beautiful in the world.

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October 27, 2014 by | Comments Off on Norway’s Best Fjord Hotels

12 Festivals Worth Traveling for in June

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June begins the summer travel season for the northern hemisphere, arguably the most popular time for most people to take their annual vacations. June is more than just another month in summer, however. It’s also when outdoor festival season kicks into high gear.

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June 4, 2014 by | Comments Off on 12 Festivals Worth Traveling for in June

10 Norway Winter Activities

Norway horse riding in snow

Vast, glistening fjords? Horn-capped Viking invaders? The eerie glow of the Northern Lights? Whatever comes to mind when you think of Norway, there’s no doubt that it’s steeped in mystique. With its location on the cusp of the Arctic and wilderness blanketed with snow for up to 6 months a year, Norway is a country […]

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November 4, 2013 by | Comments Off on 10 Norway Winter Activities

Exploring the Natural Wonders of Norway

Lofoten Islands

Running from spruce forests in the south past countless lakes, mountain peaks, glaciers, fjords and island archipelagos all the way to the Arctic Circle, Norway is blessed with awesome natural beauty combined with plenty of indigenous wildlife in thousands of hectares of wilderness. As custodian of all this loveliness, this land of Northern Lights and […]

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August 14, 2013 by | Comments Off on Exploring the Natural Wonders of Norway

11 of the Best Staircases in the World to Climb

Duisburg Tiger and Turtle

When given the choice between a stress-free elevator ride and a dusty old stairwell, the elevator almost always wins. While there’s nothing wrong with trying to save a few minutes on your morning rush to work by riding the elevator, plan on taking the stairs on your next vacation. Most cities are best explored on […]

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December 5, 2012 by | 3 Comments

Oslo: Messing Around in Boats

In many ways, Norway is defined by its relationship with the sea. The fjords that lacerate the coast are the abiding image that most have of the country, while the harsh mountainous interior leads to most of the population clinging to the coast for habitable land. The diet is fish-heavy, ferries are often the best […]

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November 30, 2010 by | Comments Off on Oslo: Messing Around in Boats

Winter Escapes with a Twist

What point is there trying to run away from winter’s cold embrace? At some point you must hunker down, snuggle up, and give in to the hibernating spirit of snow and ice! In the spirit of winter, here are some of my favorite off-beat ideas for making your own alternative winter fun.

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December 22, 2009 by | 1 Comment