Escape to Norway 2016 – Honningsvag (North Cape), Norway

Apparently, we just didn’t get enough of the cold so we decided to travel all the way up to Honningsvag, which is where North Cape, Europe’s most northern point, is located. (Please note this is completely sarcastic.) Once again, we chose to do another shore excursion with the cruise line. Because of the long drive, North Cape isn’t an extremely accessible place to visit if you don’t have pre-arranged transportation. However, I do know many of the other passengers who pre-booked a tour with a private company, and their plan was to meet with that tour at the pier. The good thing about that situation is that you do save lots of money. By “lots” of money, I mean that many of the passengers only paid about half of what we paid. The bad thing about pre-booking a tour with a private company is that if for some reason, the…

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Escape to Norway 2016- Stavanger

We’ve finally arrived: the first day in Norway. We were all extremely excited because we had been looking forward to the fjords for ages. However, as we stepped out onto our balconies to breathe in the Norwegian air, our excitement quickly washed away: it was raining. That was the first taste we got of the true Norwegian weather. It was chilly. The sun was nowhere to be seen. The skies were full of dark, grey clouds. On top of that, the rain kept coming down. Surprisingly, many of you may not know this, but August is actually the best time to visit Norway. I was having a hard time believing it in that moment. But, we tried to remain hopeful, for we had a busy day ahead of us. We were booked on a Princess Cruises’ shore excursion for the day. We chose the Pulpit Rock Hike, as we had…

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I AMSTERDAM- European Adventure 2015

And so we fly to Amsterdam next. This is another city I get to cross off my 2015 travel bucket list, making it 2/5. I’m so in love with Amsterdam and I think it’s because it’s like a more modern version of Venice, Italy. The canals. The tightly knit buildings. The serenity of it all. I only regret not going in April-May when the tulips are in full bloom. Nonetheless, it was amazing and I’m so glad I got the chance to go. Before even getting to the main city of Amsterdam, my tour bus took me to Zaanse Schans, a neighbourhood filled with windmills (one of Amsterdam’s most famous sightings). Amsterdam is also very famous for its wooden clogs, so we visited a museum where we watched a demonstration on someone showing us how wooden clogs are made. Zaanse Schans is just a stone’s throw away from the heart…

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An Adventure Journal

Wanderlust~/ˈwändərˌləst/ a very strong and irresistible impulse or desire to travel the world. This is my last blog post before I leave for my trip to Europe next week, which is why I’ve dedicated it to all things travel. For my birthday, my friend bought me an “adventure journal”, which is a book where you can record all your most memorable adventures. This is PERFECT for anybody who loves to travel and travels often, like me! I just wish I had this book sooner! Most of the journal is filled with pages like the one above. There’s space to write each destination you visited, who you were with, what date you travelled, what you did, etc. There are also lines to write “the best of the best”, such as the best food you ate while you were there, the best attractions, the best places to shop, the best lodging, etc.…

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