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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Back Home from “Back Home”

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Today was our first full day back in Oslo.  It’s a relief to be home after our crazy trip, and the cats are certainly glad to see us.  Even Maia, the reclusive cat, seemed a little more social than usual. Being away for two weeks isn’t usually so exhausting, but this time it was essentially […]

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 […]

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 […]

There and Back Again

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

On Thursday, we left for a long weekend to fly home for my 10-year high school reunion.  I’m amazed that we managed to squeeze so much into the three days we were in the US! It was fun to have a chance to catch up with so many people in such a short time! So what […]

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 […]

Canary Islands Cruise – At Sea

Friday, January 11th, 2008

One of the biggest reasons Anne and I booked this particular cruise was the number of sea days.  Knowing that the Voyager of the Seas was even bigger than the massive Sapphire Princess we sailed on in Asia last winter, we expected to have a great time with plenty to see and do on board. Our […]