Mapping 2015: Highlights and Snapshots

It’s been such a full year I needed to retrace our itinerary to get my head around all that we’ve seen in 2015. Initially, I just wanted to post some random images–previously unpublished–that have stayed [...]

Oslo to Bergen and Back: Across Norway

View over Bergen, Norway. In my continuing efforts to get all the goodie out of my Eurail Pass, I spent a week in Norway earlier this year, training from Oslo to Bergen and [...]

The Man on Norway’s Flåm Train

Cross country on Norway's Bergen Railway offers long views of snow, waterfalls, rivers and lakes. And skies. Long story short, I found myself in Oslo, Norway, with a Eurail pass and a week [...]

By |2017-08-15T11:52:54+00:00October 8, 2015|Categories: Europe, Norway, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , , |24 Comments

Discovering European Capitals of Culture

Museum of Alchemy in Prague, a European Capital of Culture in 2000 Since 1985, the European Commission has been designating one or two cities per year as European Capitals of Culture (ECOC). That’s [...]

Our 2014 Travels in 50 Photos

2014 was our biggest year of traveling yet. We visited 19 countries, including a long driving trip in the western United States. We saw, in order, the United States, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, [...]

Wildlife Sightings in Finland

Reindeer in Finland are as common as raccoons in mid-America, except cuter and tamer. We kept our eyes open for wildlife sightings in Lapland, when we weren't blinded by the midnight sun. It [...]

By |2014-10-09T15:27:07+00:00June 10, 2014|Categories: Europe, Finland, Nature and Wildlife, Norway|Tags: , , , |6 Comments