Archive of 'Travel Resources'

How to get to the North Pole

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

If someone offered you a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? For years I’ve been answering this question, “An icebreaker to the North Pole.”  What an incredible chance to explore more of the Arctic and to reach one of the coolest (literally and figuratively) spots on the world map.  Unfortunately, the trip […]

An Incredibly Inexpensive Safari

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

An African safari is one of those experiences that’s on most traveler’s wish list, and I fully expected that someday Lucas and I would plan this adventure.  However, it hasn’t been especially high on my list of destination priorities, because I feel like this is the time in our lives for budget travel. When I […]

My First Useful iPad Travel App

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The travel industry has had a long love affair with the iPhone and its gadgetry goodness, and Lucas and I have found dozens of incredibly helpful ways to use it when we travel.  There have been myriad travel-focused iPhone apps, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting the ways in which the iPad will revolutionize our travel […]

Jet Lag or Season Lag?

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

At the beginning of the month, I spent a few weeks in Houston for work, and when I got back to Oslo, I found that I had a very difficult time sleeping.  At first I assumed it was just jet lag (especially since I didn’t sleep so well on the flight back).  I don’t typically […]

Africa Pre-Trip Tent Trial

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

We’ve been working on final preparations for our upcoming trip to South Africa and Mozambique, and one of the issues we’re facing is a sorely limiting luggage restriction on our KLM flight to Johannesburg. Each of us gets a single 20kg bag for the two-week trip. And while normally this wouldn’t be a problem (especially […]

Travel Tips: Avoiding Paris Museum Queues

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

I promised to post this as a follow up to my Paris trip recap this week, and depending on which day you consider the first of the week, I may have actually made that deadline. One of the problems with visiting popular destinations around the world is the crowds and the queues. Anyone who has […]

A Weekend in Paris

Friday, February 26th, 2010

This week I finished uploading my photos from our Valentine’s Day weekend in Paris.  The full album can be found here. We booked our trip to Paris back in December when RyanAir was having one of their crazy airfare sales, and the roundtrip tickets cost only 200 NOK (around $35) per person.  Since we could […]

A Very Norwegian Weekend

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

This weekend, we went with Tara and Tor to Tor’s family cabin in the mountains.  Even though we’ve been in Norway for three years, we’ve never experienced a traditional cabin trip.  Even more embarrassingly, we’ve never been cross country skiing. We drove up on Friday night, and our first cross-country experience was quite an adventure […]

LEGO World Heritage

Friday, February 19th, 2010

I really want to keep up my two posts per week resolution, but I don’t have any time this week.  We got back from Paris on Monday (I was hoping to post about that), and today we have to leave early to go on a very Norwegian weekend cabin trip, so I’m just trying to […]

Article for Traveling Cat-Owners

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

I’m trying to spread out my myriad of travel posts to once a week, but I’ve been sitting on this article for a while now, so I feel like I really should post it. 10 Ways Your Cat Will Punish You for Traveling It’s clever, well-written, humorous, and even a little helpful, and anyone cat […]