Norway: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful

Where to begin? The Good, The Bad or The Beautiful? Let’s get “The Bad” out of the way. Taking a cruise ship from Denmark to Norway isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It sounded like a great idea to start with. Norway’s Fjordline was putting a new ferry into service this summer to carry…

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Denmark… Get Set… Go!

After a day’s travel by train from Stockholm, passing through the Danish capital of Copenhagen, I arrived in Odense, Denmark. Let the cycling begin! Well… not quite yet. This was where the cycling group was to gather for Blue Marble Travel‘s Danish Biking trip, but the bikes were actually a short train ride away. There…

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Stockholm Syndrome

This summer I took a bicycle trip in Scandinavia. The cycling was in Denmark and Norway (more about those in future posts), but I figured as long as I was going to Scandinavia I should get maximum bang for my travel buck. Who knows when I’ll have a chance to get back there again? So…

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Ciao, Milano

Our last stop was Milan, Italy’s industrial and commercial hub. If that doesn’t sound like a ringing tourism endorsement, that is only partially true. Yes, Milan is a big city with all the problems of any other big city – traffic, crowds, a bit of grittiness, grafitti, etc. But, there are some tourism gems here…

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Cinque Terre – 5 Lands, 1 Beautiful Place

In Italian, Cinque Terre means ‘The Five Lands’. To anyone who’s visited, it means a drop-dead beautiful section of  coast with five picture-perfect little villages perched on the edge between land and sea. The Italian region of Liguria is a narrow strip of land that stretches from the border with France to Tuscany. To the…

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