On Hurtigrurten in February: A Norwegian Voyage Into The Mystic

Jun 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

"Hark, now hear the sailors cry/Smell the sea and feel the sky/Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic,” Van Morrison wrote these lyrics back in the 1970s, and those same words, “into the mystic,” followed me like a determined seagull on the Hurtigruten Midnatsol voyage I took this past February.

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A Medieval Past, Gothic-Style Architecture & Aquavit Liquor Are All Part of Trondheim's Charm

Apr 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Terri Marshall

Renowned for its majestic mountains, fabulous fjords and rugged beauty, Norway has attracted adventure lovers for years. While the country’s landscape is truly a treasure, the cities of Norway offer a blend of culture, luxury and extraordinary cuisine.

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Explore the Arctic Norway on a Private Superyacht & Jet for $300K+

Mar 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Chapman Freeborn, the world’s leading air charter specialist, is collaborating with EYOS Expeditions, the yachting adventure firm, on an ultra-luxurious 10-night tour of Norway’s natural arctic wonders. The over USD $300,000 private getaway, designed for 12 people, starts in Bodo and ends in Svalbard. 

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Chef Christopher Haatuft and Lysverket: Forging Innovative Culinary Trends in Norway

Aug 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Located within a historic building previously known to have housed city power and light company, Lysverket and can be found in Bergen, Norway, in what is now the Bergen Art Museum. The fine dining establishment is one of the few in the world that resides inside a major art museum. That alone is fairly unusual, but the culinary creations, presentation, and environment of this restaurant is what really warrants a closer look.... Read More

Norway's Modern Fare Has Come A Long Way From Its Humble Beginnings

Aug 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  1 Comment

My neighbor, in her seventies, has been an inveterate traveler all her life. When I told her I was going to Norway she said, “Well, take things to eat from home. All you will get there is underdone fishy fish, covered in cream sauces.” I said I would heed her advice and take (as usual on my travels) some protein bars, pumpkin seeds and a large bottle of antacid tablets.... Read More

Hurtigruten's "Autumn Gold" Program Packs Even More Norwegian Culture Into Cruises

Jun 26, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The summer season might’ve just kicked off, but Hurtigruten is already gearing up for their fall cruises. The recently introduced “Autumn Gold” program is offering even more incentive to sail the 1,490-mile-long Norwegian coastline with the experienced freight and passenger vessels. On the six-, seven-, eleven- and twelve-day itineraries, the ships will stop at 34 ports along the scenic route from Bergen and Kirkenes, and feature new culinary, cultural and musical treats along the way.... Read More

The Twists and Turns of Norway's White House

Jun 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

JVA Architects built the White House from simple materials (like concrete and oak paneling) and while it has little in common with the historic presidential White House in Washington, D.C., this single family home definitely has cleaner lines. Found in Strand, Norway, the 2,100-square-foot home is set on the Oslo Fjord in the middle of a wooded suburban area.... Read More

8 Ideal Destinations for the Solo Traveler

Jun 14, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Traveling alone has many more pros than it does cons. You don’t have to work around anyone’s schedule but your own, you get to choose your every meal, and you get all the glory of your travel triumphs (and the hilarity of your mistakes) all to yourself.... Read More

Most Expensive Cities in the World

Jan 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

News & Trends: Think your corner of the world is getting pricey? You should see how the rest of the world lives. Looking at 128 goods including food, daily expenses, clothing, electronics, and entertainment, "ECA International", a global human resources company, has ranked hundreds of cities in the world, and here's a look at the most expensive:... Read More

The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo: Renzo Piano’s Inviting Shelter

May 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art opened in 2012 in Oslo, Norway and in just two short years, it has evolved into one of the greatest contemporary art museums in Northern Europe. This emerging celebrity is due in part to its exceptional architecture created by the renowned Italian architect and Pritzker Prize winner, Renzo Piano. The location also doesn't hurt, since it is in the neighborhood of Tjuvholmen (translated as "thief island")  that's found on a small peninsula jutting out on the Oslo Fjord. 

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