A Complete Guide to the Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

Viking Museum Norway: Introduction At over 1000 years old, the Viking Ship Museum, Oslo houses Viking boats and artifacts from the peak of Viking marine engineering. The Viking Age, from 800-1100 AD, was the age of the sleek, speedy longships. Without this crucial advance in ship technology, the Vikings would never have become a dominant force in medieval warfare, politics, and trade. These lightening speed longships

2018-11-27T11:52:27+00:00

Norway Tourist Attractions: A Magical 48 Hours in Oslo

When you only have two days (in this case: 48 Hours in Oslo, Norway) in any major city, you need to be prepared and ready to zip off and enjoy the day, which is what happened to me recently on a side trip to Oslo, Norway. There are plenty of Norway tourist attractions to visit in Oslo, so you will need to be prepared in advance

2018-08-24T16:00:48+00:00

16 Amazing Things To Do During a Norway Winter

Norway is absolutely beautiful and every traveler should include this country on their bucket list. With its scenic mountain views, interesting history, vibrant architecture, and wonderful people, the sheer beauty of this Nordic country is just too compelling to be ignored. And if that’s not enough to convince you, here’s my list of 16 amazing things to do in Norway during a Norway Winter. 16

2018-11-27T11:56:57+00:00

Things to do in Stavanger, Norway! Have Fun!

Stavanger is a city that is close to the fjords and mountains along the southwestern coast of Norway. It is a place where it is easy to go hiking and to explore the famous fjords of Norway. I honestly was not expecting such a pleasant little city when I rode the Oslo to Stavanger train. Stepping outside of the train station, one of the first things

2018-04-04T07:17:33+00:00

MS Europa 2 – The Most Luxurious Cruise Ship in the World

  MS Europa 2: An Introduction I have heard and learned about many impressive amenities and services on a ship, but never had I seen the total package put together like the MS Europa 2 by Haplag-Lloyd Cruises, a German-owned company. No wonder Berlitz Cruise Guide gave the MS Europa 2, the highest point combination possible in their most recent visit on MS Europa2 in

2018-11-27T12:05:09+00:00

Pulpit Rock Hike in Norway – Let The Adventure Begins!

Pulpit Rock, better known to Norwegians as Preikestolen in Norway is a steep cliff that rises almost 2000 feet above Lysefjorden with a flat top viewing platform. It was formed by glaciers more than 10,000 years ago.  I am sure you will recognize it by its famous photographs. It attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world, which makes it one of the main

2018-11-27T12:06:04+00:00

What to do in Oslo

How Cool is Oslo? It is artic cool!  Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway It is totally cool! And it doesn’t matter when you visit, it just has that flair about it that not all European capital cities do. Sure it is cooler in the winter, but the summer is grand! I love Oslo and here are a few reasons why and what to do in

2017-12-31T23:29:28+00:00

Best Places to Visit in the World 2016

Best Places to Visit in the World 2016 Written for Expedia By Dr. Cacinda Maloney “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” - Leonardo da Vinci As a world traveler, I am constantly asked: “Where are the best places to visit in the world?” I have rounded up

2017-07-24T10:21:51+00:00

Experience Norway’s Northern Lights

Norway’s Northern Lights He sat softly in the cold white snow as the mysterious hovering orbs of light surrounded him and he stared in awe at the sight that has been happening in this country for more than a century.  Particularly puzzling to him is the wide variety of different lights that seem to appear, including some that flash blue, then green and then white,

2018-01-24T08:59:22+00:00

The Clarion Collection in Bergen, Norway: Elegance Refined

By Cacinda Maloney The Clarion Collection in Bergen, Norway Bergen, Norway As soon as I walked in the door and saw the eclectic purple furniture with the flowing Calla Lillies, I knew I was going to like this place. Between the purple leather sofa, the tall, purple and silver chairs, and the chandelier, it was a hip joint. Clarion Collection,Bergen, Norway

2018-11-27T12:42:49+00:00

Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway

The 60 something, certified tour guide with the short, wavy hair saw me immediately as I came out of the elevator.  She had been canceled due to a tight schedule by a few US Congressmen, who were in town doing business and was assigned to me as my guide of Oslo. "So, what do you want to do first?" she asked.  "Well, I heard about this place,

2018-11-27T12:42:55+00:00

Edvard Munch: The Scream, What makes you Scream?

Edvard Munch is Norway’s most beloved artist. He is most famous for four versions of a composition created as both painting and pastel called The Scream (Norwegian: Skrik). He created these pieces of art between 1893 and 1910 on cardboard. Each piece features a hairless figure with an antagonizing expression standing on a bridge beneath a blazing orange sky.  Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature) is

2018-11-27T12:46:47+00:00