A Perfect Saturday in Oslo…..Flea Market and Sculpture Park

It got cold in Oslo. I know that may seem obvious, it is October in Norway, but the first two days we were there, it was barely cooler than it was here in Scotland. The second two days were a different story as temperatures went down to a daily high of 41 degrees. Oh, and… Continue reading A Perfect Saturday in Oslo…..Flea Market and Sculpture Park

Oslo: Some Museum Top Picks, Mostly Kid Friendly, Too!

I am glad we decided to make today our day to check out some museums in Oslo since there was a light drizzle most of the day. I always find deciding what museums to visit a painstaking exercise. There a lot in Oslo and many other destinations have the same situation, many museums, too little… Continue reading Oslo: Some Museum Top Picks, Mostly Kid Friendly, Too!

Oslo, Norway: Design, Reindeer Meat, and Oh Yeah, the Nobel Peace Prize

It was a rough start to our Oslo trip for Sam and I. The train from the airport was not running so we had to take the bus, which takes an hour. That bus ride turned into over two hours due to a horrible traffic jam on the highway. The automatic key for our room… Continue reading Oslo, Norway: Design, Reindeer Meat, and Oh Yeah, the Nobel Peace Prize

Travel Tips: Packing Light for Your Budget Airline Flight

It’s Sam’s fall term break and tomorrow he and I leave for a four day trip to Oslo, Norway. We are flying to Oslo on a budget airline and we are not checking a bag so I need to pack light. It can be challenging to pack light during cold weather, but it’s possible with… Continue reading Travel Tips: Packing Light for Your Budget Airline Flight

Soaking Up the History and Beauty of Montecassino Abbey, Italy

When Sam was almost a year old and we were living in Naples, Italy, we spent our 4th of July at Montecassino Abbey. Located 66 miles north of Naples and 88 miles south of Rome, it’s an easy trip from either location. St. Benedict established a monastery, the source of the Benedictine order, on a… Continue reading Soaking Up the History and Beauty of Montecassino Abbey, Italy