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Celebrating New Year's Eve in Amsterdam is absolutely unreal. There are no rules, no laws, and certainly no common sense. It was one of the most bizarre experiences we’ve had, and also one of the most extraordinary and unforgettable! New Year's Eve in Amsterdam is a celebration of epic proportions where every single person is a part of the...
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We took our first, and our last for 14 years, cruise during our Honeymoon to the Mexican Riviera on Carnival Cruise Lines. We didn’t experience the poop overflow from the septic system that filled the halls, nor did a family go ballistic on our cruise beating each other to a bloody pulp, but it was miserable nonetheless. Our travel...
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We traveled to Norway with one purpose in mind, and that was to see the Northern Lights. When we first started planning, the first result that popped up in Google was for the Hurtigruten Northern Lights Cruise. The advertisements for the Hurtigruten were compelling, enticing, and romantic. We were desperate to see the lights, and we were sold. We’d...
Surf and Turf, Kirkenes, Norway, Restaurant, Seafood, American, Winter in Norway, Christmas in Norway, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, creating family memories, family travel, misadventures flying standby
During our entire eight day trip to Norway, we only ate at three restaurants for a total of three meals. Everything was either closed, insanely overpriced, or unappealing. That means we lived off of snacks and were starving the majority of the time. We devoured our meals on the Hurtigruten, and Pepe’s Pizza at the airport filled a very...
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The Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (AMS) is one of the largest international airports in the world, covering 6,887 acres and carrying 68 million passengers to destinations all over the Earth! AMS has a great layout and doesn’t feel as humongous as say, Barcelona, where you have to take 10,000 escalators and a train to get to one departure gate. There...
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Nothing happened according to plan this trip to Norway. And I mean that in the most literal sense. When we arrived at the Scandic Hotel, chosen because of how often we’d seen it pop up in search results in Google and we just wanted a sure thing, it was early in the morning after our Hurtigruten cruise. We couldn’t...
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After chasing down the Northern Lights unsuccessfully in Iceland four years ago, this unfulfilled dream of ours has never left the forefront of our thoughts. When we read that Tromsø was the one place on Earth where the Northern Lights appeared more than anywhere else in the world, Norway soared to the top of our adventure list. We immediately...
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Of all the truly incredible adventures we participated in during our family Christmas trip to Norway, from our spiritual excursion to witness the Northern Lights in Kirkenes, to the authentically cultural journey through the North Cape on the Hurtigruten, to celebrating a Norwegian Christmas in Oslo, our most magical experience was our husky dog sledding ride through the snow...
Best Treats in Norway
With the exception of our two night Hurtigruten Cruise we spent a huge majority of our time eating items from the local 7-11, or Norwegian equivalent Narvesen, during our two week Christmas trip to Norway. We found all the best treats in Norway, and not because we love "food-like" items that never have an expiration date, but because most...
Currency in Norway, Norwegian Money, Krona, Bankers, Economy, Diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel
Holy crap is Norway expensive. It’s probably the most expensive place we’ve ever been to and not because of the activities we participated in but because everything is so ridiculously overpriced. And when I say ridiculously, I mean this trip legitimately broke us. The currency in Norway is the Norwegian Krone. It’s another one of those crown currencies. The...