Why Norway Rocks

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I’ve been proudly aware of my Norwegian-ism since my third grade family tree project. Apparently whoever greeted my great-grandfather at Ellis Island was in too much of a hurry to ask the spelling of my last name, so from that point on Jon Wigg has been Jon Wick — which has worked out fine for […]

On Safari . . . In The North Atlantic?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Who says safaris are only for Africa? At the other end of the spectrum — and pole — on an Arctic safari, you can catch glimpses of seals, walruses, and, if you’re lucky, polar bears. By Barnaby Davies Nobody spoke. At 80 degrees North, the 25-year-old hull creaked in the ice. Camera shutters whirred while […]

Experiencing Norway’s Winter Sports And Living To Tell About It (Barely)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What do you get when you mix dog sledding, .22 rifles, and Norway’s most famous liquor? How about an unforgettable weekend experiencing the best of Norway’s winter sports. Emerging onto a 3,000-foot plateau in central Norway, the moment freezes. To the east, hundreds of miles of virgin tracks glide enticingly away through the countless conifers […]

Sweden’s First National Marine Park

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Let’s be honest, what’s not to love about Sweden? The place that gave us the infamous bikini team, has now designated its first National Marine park, just so they could have a place to frolic. Well, a guy can dream, right? Kosterhavet National Marine Park is found in the Koster Islands, between Sweden and Norway, and the most […]

It’s A Small World After All . . . In Oslo?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

For a truly authentic Norwegian experience, head to the country during the May 17th celebrations. But be prepared, you may never think of Norway the same way again. By Catherine Skrzypinski “Hei, I am Øivynd,” the shy Norwegian greeted me and my classmate, Zarinah, in front of the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway. It sounded […]

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