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Flåm, Norway

Flåm, Norway

Norway is such a stunningly beautiful country it’s hard to know where to begin. Picking a starting point might be agonizing, but no matter where you start, you can’t go wrong. We’re choosing to start in Flåm (pronounced Flom), located about 100 miles inland from the...

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg might be best known for being the home of environmental activist Greta Thunberg but it’s so much more. Located on the country's west coast, Gothenburg was founded in 1621 as a heavily fortified, primarily Dutch trading colony. The Port of Gothenburg is now...

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A Coruña, Spain

A Coruña, Spain

In our previous post, we started to explore the Galicia region of Spain so we’ll stay in the region and explore A Coruña, which like Vigo is a port city. A Coruña is called the “Glass City” for its unique architectural style of constructing “galerías” (enclosed glass...

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Vigo, Spain

Vigo, Spain

Anywhere you go in Spain you feel it…there’s an intoxicating vibe in the air. Culture, history, music, dance and cuisine set Spain apart, and every region in Spain offers unique experiences. Vigo, a city in Spain’s Galicia region on the northwest coast, is no...

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Arendal, Norway

Arendal, Norway

In the Disney movie Frozen, the kingdom of Arendelle is named after the Norwegian town of Arendal. The real Arendal stands out for its own reasons. Arendal is a picturesque archipelago on the southern coast of Norway and although we’re sure it’s magical covered in...

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Isle of Man

Isle of Man

The Isle of Man has an air of mystery about it. Maybe because it’s an island in the middle of the Irish Sea surrounded by England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Maybe it’s because of its rugged coastline, medieval castles, rural landscape and mountainous center. Maybe...

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Dover, England

Dover, England

Surely you’ve heard of the White Cliffs of Dover. They’re legendary. Songs have been written extolling the beauty and majesty of the white cliffs rising out of the sea. It’s a sight to behold, and there’s no better way to experience them than arriving in Dover by sea....

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Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen, Scotland

Ahhhh…Scotland…the name alone conjures visions of vast and verdant open spaces, mystical stone circles, the mournful and haunting sound of bagpipes, and the legend of Loch Ness. And there are so many historic castles! We can’t possibly cover it all so we’ll choose...

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Famously built on seven hills, Lisbon is a bustling and exciting city that boasts a wide choice of activities and fascinating attractions. The city will surely win you over with its genuine friendliness and blissfully laid-back pace. Lisbon is one of Europe's most...

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Cherbourg, France

Cherbourg, France

As the gateway to the infamous Normandy region, Cherbourg is one of France’s great channel ports and is closely linked to French naval history and transatlantic voyages. Cherbourg is famous in its own right for being the final stop of RMS Titanic before her fateful...

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