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What to do in Stockholm, Sweden with Only One Day

We traveled to Stockholm for one day on an epic 19 day cruise!  Here are our suggestions for what to do in Stockholm if you are arriving on a cruise ship and only have one day to spend.   The Vasamuseet:  This is a must see if you are visiting Stockholm.  Get here as early as […]

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View of the fjords near Geiranger from the deck of the cruise ship

One Perfect Day in Geirangerfjord Norway

I was a little concerned as the ship pulled into port this morning.  I had been looking forward to our day in Geiranger as one of the highlights of our Norwegian Fjord experience.  I peeked my sleepy eyes out of the balcony door and saw a sheet of low, grey fog, just above us, obscuring […]

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Images from the market in Bergen, Norway. Crab legs.

So Long and Thanks for all the Fish: The Market in Bergen Norway

The fish market in Bergen Norway is a feast for the senses. The briny smell of the water from the North sea mingling with the pungent smell of fresh fish. The creamy taste of homemade fish soup mixing with the smell of fresh grilled salmon, cooked to order (for the right price, you could have […]

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Alesund Norway on a Budget

Alesund Norway on a Budget: How We Spent an Entire Day in Alesund Without Spending a Penny!

Normally the words “Norway” and “budget” don’t play very well together.  Norway is well known to be on the the most expensive countries in the world.  We were not sure how our budget would fare during our one day visit to Alesund Norway. With a little leg work, we spent an entire day in Alesund […]

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Fabulous Friday Foto: A Photo of Norway Scenery

XZAS8RYG6DBB This photo of Norway was taken while on a hike just above the town of Geirangerfjord that took us to one of the most spectacular waterfalls that I had ever seen!  Storsæterfossen waterfall outside of Geirangerfjord is unique in that you can walk behind it. The somewhat strenuous hike kept those on the tour […]

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Street Scene Porvoo Finland

Fabulous Friday Foto: A Street in Porvoo Finland

Porvoo Finland is the second oldest city in Finland.  Its main attraction is an old town of original houses and buildings built in the 19th century that remains largely unchanged by time. I have read that it can be quite crowded here in the summer, but when we visited  at the beginning of September, we […]

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Views of the fjord from the cruise ship as we left Geiranger, Norway

Fabulous Friday Foto: Geiranger Fjord in Norway

A cruise is the BEST way to see Norway! Being on the water gives you a completely different perspective of the grandeur of the Fjords in Norway. This photo was taken from the front of the Holland America Eurodam as we were leaving Geiranger Fjord. The weather had been cloudy all day, and the sun […]

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Shanna on the balcony on the Eurodam saying goodbye to Amsterdam

Next up Norway…Denmark…Sweden…Russia…Our Amazing Cruise Upgrade

  The travel angels that watch over us work their magic in mysterious ways. One moment, we were preparing for our 7 day Holland America adventure to Norway. The next moment we were ecstatically repacking our bags for a mind blowing 19 day adventure all over northern Europe! An opportunity was presented to us that […]

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Fjord in Norway

Norway Travel Blog Roundup: The Scoop About Going to Norway

We will be going to Norway in less than a week!  To get you in the spirit for all of the great writing that I am going to do while I am there, check out these travel blogs with the skinny about going to Norway: from Bohemian Trails Delicious Foods From Norway Neighborhood Guide to Oslo […]

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Fjord in Norway

Looking Down the Road: We’re Going to Norway!

Norway, here we come! Photo by Percita http://www.flickr.com/photos/dittmars/439691874/ Norway, a land of beautiful fjords and epic scenery.  A land filled with lots of snow and  pure, clean water. A land that I considered too expensive until we got an incredible deal on a seven day cruise to Norway in August.  Norway, here we come! Sleeping and […]

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