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 […]

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 […]

We Got Our RyanAir Check-In Refund!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

EDIT: RyanAir has changed their policy since this was written and now allows passengers with all passports to check in online. However, if you hold a non-European passport, make sure you take your printed boarding pass to the check-in counter at the airport for the mandatory passport check, or you may be denied boarding. The […]

It Pays (Literally) to Read the Fine Print

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

I subscribe to a bunch of airline mailing lists so that I can keep an eye on their sales and promotions, and last week I got an email announcing RyanAir’s fall sale.  Anyone who’s ever dealt with RyanAir (or most discount airlines for that matter) knows to take a discount air fare with a grain […]

Norway in Our Own Nutshell – Part 2

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Continued from: Norway in Our Own Nutshell – Part 1  Myrdal to Flåm on the Famous Flåmsbana Because of the departure delay, I was a little worried about what would happen if we reached Myrdal late and missed our connection.  I knew the Flåmsbana runs roughly once an hour, but missing it would mean hanging around […]

Happy Easter!

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Easter is the longest holiday here in Norway, but we didn’t find this out until a few weeks after we came.  Since lots of people in Norway travel over the holiday, plane fares skyrocket, and we didn’t have much time to plan.  We ended up finding a reasonable rate on a RyanAir flight to Milan, […]