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One Day in Stockholm on a Cruise – Viking History, the Old Town and the Ice Bar!

Stockhom Sweden Street

We got to spend one day in Stockholm on an epic 19 day cruise!  Here are our best suggestions for what to do if you are arriving on a cruise ship and can only spend one day in Stockholm. For other stories from our adventures on our Northern European cruise, please check out these other entertaining […]

An Epic Journey Up Mount Dalsnibba Geiranger Norway

Geirangerfjord Norway

Mount Dalsnibba Geiranger is a mountain peak and scenic overlook located high above the small town of Geiranger, Norway.  It is reached by ascending a steep, windy road fraught with switchbacks.  We visited on a grey, rainy cruise ship port day.  Here is the story of how we found the sun and had an amazing […]

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

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

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 […]

The Best Things to do in Alesund Norway in on a TINY Budget

Alesund Norway on a Budget

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.  With a little leg work, we found some of the best things to do in Alesund Norway in one day on our cruise this summer without spending a dime! Are you […]

Fabulous Friday Foto: A Photo of Norway Scenery

Norway Landscape

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 […]

Fabulous Friday Foto: A Street in Porvoo Finland

Street Scene 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 […]

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

Shanna on the balcony on the Eurodam saying goodbye to Amsterdam

  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 […]

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

Fjord in 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 […]