Farvel 2011!! 

At 9AM, in Trondheim, NO

At sea

Bryggen storefronts, Bergen

Trondheim waterfront

Happy new year!

12 day trip to Norway in December turned out to be magical. Despite the harsh 0 degree C weather, the scenery was breathtaking everywhere we looked. In a nutshell, we witnessed the Northern Lights three nights in row, crossed the Arctic Circle, went husky sledding, visited a snow hotel & ice bar in the far North, ate the best seafood of my life, sailed along 30+ ports along the Norwegian coast, and disembarked at the largest cities to explore! It was a winter wonderland throughout the entire journey, and I highly recommend the Bergen-Kirkenes route to anyone who’s contemplating exploring Norway in Western Europe/Scandinavia.

Next up: Mediterranean & Eastern Europe in May, Orlando/Bahamas in Nov/Dec. Can’t wait for what 2012 will bring! Hope all readers have a fantastic start to the new year, and that 2012 brings not only health, happiness, and fresh new experiences, but safe happy travels for all!

See you soon.