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Sailing through the dramatic fjords of Norway was one of my bucket list experiences for years and was SO excited to include this on our 3-week Scandinavian adventures back in June 2022. We started our Rodne fjordcruise out from the city center gives us a great view of Bryggen in Bergen, which is on UNESCO’s world heritage list.  […]

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Medieval wooden Christian structures known as stave churches are located throughout Norway and are considered a significant part of the nation’s heritage. One of the most striking is in the small village of Borgund. Dedicated to the Apostle Andrew and affiliated with the Protestant Church of Norway, it’s considered the best-preserved of Norway’s 28 remaining […]

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The wind blown sands and rolling dunes of White Sands National Park blanket an area of 115 square miles in south-central New Mexico. It is the largest pure gypsum dune field in the world and sledding the dunes is obviously the park’s main attraction. Located at the northern limits of the Chihuahuan Desert and at […]

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The Knights Templar held enormous power in Portugal from the 12th to 16th centuries, and largely bankrolled the Age of Discoveries.   Convento de Cristo is known as a convent, but it was built in 1160 as a headquarters for the Knights Templar, the formidable Catholic military that answered to the Pope. When sovereigns feared the Pope had too […]

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Back in June/July of 2019, we spent roughly 3 weeks (20 days) traversing Southern Spain (Andalusia) and Portugal. Below is an itinerary to jumpstart your own Spanish and Portuguese adventures! MADRID, SPAIN (2-3 Days)Madrid is truly a city full of life and culture. Honestly, we really didn’t give ourselves enough time to explore this historic […]

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