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 […]

Holmenkollen v2010

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Over the past year, the iconic Holmenkollen ski jump has undergone renovation in order to prepare for the 2011 FIS World Championship. As our office windows have a great view of the jump, we’ve tracked its progress along the way. The day the huge cranes put the last piece of the jump in place was […]

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 Whirlwind Tour of Kerala

Monday, January 18th, 2010

I know that a few people have been eagerly waiting to see some photos of our trip to India, so I’ve been working overtime this past week to try to get them sorted and uploaded in a timely manner.  We don’t want any repeats of last summer’s Alaska trip!  [Speaking of… I have finally started […]

Last Stop – Chicago

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

The last stop on our crazy two-week whirlwind trip was Chicago, where we squeezed in some sightseeing between catching up with Katie and Shane.  We did the architecture cruise on the Chicago River, which was even more interesting since we were still in apartment-hunting-mindset and there are a lot of nice riverfront condos.  We visited […]

Snow Sculptures

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

On Sunday, we had a heavy midwestern style snow fall, that added a bit of brightness and a little excitement to our dark winter weekend.  And what do you do in Oslo if it starts pouring down snow on a Sunday afternoon?  You go for a walk, of course!  It actually wasn’t very cold outside, […]

As American as Fortune Cookies

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

We’ve been back from San Francisco for two weeks, and I’ve finally gotten the chance to post something!  A technical glitch with my blog, followed by a poor attempt to fix the problem by upgrading the software meant that I haven’t even been able to post for a while.  (And I was stuck with that […]

A Whole Vacation in One Weekend

Monday, August 4th, 2008

   As mentioned earlier, my best friend Erin came to visit us last week.  While we were at work, they did some of the usual touristy things like taking the ferry over to Bygdøy to visit the museums.  Over the weekend, we decided to do some things around town together that Lucas and I haven’t […]

Cruising the Coast of Norway

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

We had originally planned to do a trip up the coast this summer on the Hurtigruten coastal ferry.  However, as I was planning the trip last winter, I found that for the same price as 6 days on the ferry, we could do a 13-night cruise on the Queen Elizabeth II that also included a […]