St. Olav’s Way, the Northern Alternative to the Camino de Santiago

The St. Olav's Way starts in Selånger, Sweden, and ends at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. It follows the road Olav traveled in the summer of 1030. It has been a pilgrimage route since the 11th Century.

By |2018-09-26T11:38:45+00:00September 26, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Europe, History Travel, Norway, Sweden, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |6 Comments

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 Initially, I just wanted to post some random images–previously unpublished–that have stayed [...]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