If you have ever been to Europe, chances are you have probably taken a train at some point. They are generally a quick and easy way to move between cities (or countries!). But when you are planning your train travel, how do you know you’re getting the best deal? It seems a lot of first-time travelers to Europe automatically assume that getting a rail pass or otherwise booking your train tickets through Rail Europe is the way to go. Sure, it’s easy – the web site is in English, the currency is in dollars and you can feel secure that you are all set ahead of time.
This week marks exactly 10 years since I loaded up a moving van in Minneapolis and drove seven hours south to make a new home in Chicago. In the decade that I’ve lived here, a […]
Being of Norwegian descent, visiting the land of my roots was a real treat for me. After learning about my ancestors in Selbu, Norway and experiencing the midnight sun in Tromso, my final stop was […]
Never heard of Trier? You probably are not alone. I have to admit, I wasn’t too familiar with it myself (if at all) before I started researching a trip to Germany. Despite that, it ended […]
I am in between travels right now, so I thought I would start a new feature looking back on past trips and sharing my favorite things about some of the cities or regions I have […]
This is Part 2 in a two-part series on combining travel with genealogy – specifically Norwegian genealogy. Check out Part 1, Finding My Roots in Norway. Combining a love of travel with a curiosity about […]
I sent my beloved passport off last week, stuffing it into a nice bubble envelope together with my passport renewal application and a check for $110. Not only was it set to expire this June […]
I am a huge tennis fan. HUGE. I wrote a poem in the 9th grade about my dream of seeing Andre Agassi play at Wimbledon. And I’m happy to report that I did manage to […]