Northern lights over a village as seen on a northern lights cruise.

You’re Guaranteed Bucket List Experiences on a Northern Lights Cruise

Visit Norway and Hurtigruten are sponsoring this look at cruising Norway’s coast on a winter travel adventure. A curtain of green light undulates in the dark winter sky, and the swirling pattern fades from green to purple to blue, taking my breath away… At least, that’s how I imagine the scene on a Northern Lights […]

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Boomer travel - bucket list trip - cruising the Arctic ice on a luxury expedition cruise.

Journey to the Arctic Ice

Updated 10.19.2018  For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with cruising to the edge of the Arctic ice pack. Several years ago, Alan and I almost made it during a cruise to Norway and beyond. But 30 minutes away from the ice pack’s edge, our cruise ship had to turn around for a […]

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Walrus watching on an Arctic expedition cruise

Walrus Watching in the Arctic on Silver Explorer

Would you like to go walrus watching in the Arctic? It’s not an easy task. First, you need to travel on an Arctic expedition cruise to the Atlantic or Pacific. And then keep your fingers crossed that the expedition staff will make a sighting of a walrus on the ice or spot a herd hauled […]

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Hiking 14th July Glacier on a Silversea Arctic cruise

Facing My Travel Fears on 14th July Glacier

Do you ever push personal limits during a trip? It’s exhilarating, not to mention being good for our boomer brains, to try something new or to ratchet up the level of a favorite activity. That’s what happened to me when I hiked 14th July Glacier on a Silversea cruise excursion. Facing my travel fears During a Silver […]

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Kvaloya Hill

In Search of the Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway

Traveling to see the Northern Lights is one adventure that is on a lot of people’s travel bucket list and today’s guest contributor, Vanessa A Nirode, is no different. This past December, Vanessa took a last-minute trip to Norway’s northern most city, Tromsø, to spend her Christmas vacation trying to find the spectacular, but often […]

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Saturday’s scene: Santa sails the Arctic Ocean

I never expected to see Santa sailing the Arctic Ocean on a cruise through the Norwegian fjords and beyond to the Arctic ice pack. But that’s exactly what happened one July morning on Regent Seven Seas Voyager. Captain Dag Dvergastein made a rare announcement over the ship’s loudspeaker encouraging guests to step out onto the balconies […]

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Saturday’s scene: Cruising above the Arctic Circle

Cruising the Adventfjorden is one reason Alan and I wanted to sail beyond the Arctic Circle with Regent Seven Seas Voyager. After a day spent hiking Plateau Mountain in Lonbyearbyen, Norway, we stood on the deck watching the mountains and glaciers of Adventfjorden as Voyager sailed toward the Arctic ice pack. Alan and I were enjoying a glass […]

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Seabourn Sojourn

Scenic sailing in Norway with Seabourn

Updated 07.01.2016 For the ultimate in scenic cruises, a voyage to the fjords of Norway should be on every boomer travel list. And, saiing in style makes for an even better experience as Sheila Beal shows us in this guest post about cruising in Norway with Seabourn. White glove, silver tea service, caviar on demand […]

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Saturday’s scene: leaving Longyearbyen

Alan photographed this gorgeous scene as Regent Seven Seas Voyager sailed from Longyearbyen on a Norwegian cruise itinerary that began and ended in Denmark. So where is Longyearbyen?  Located on the island of Sptizbergen in the administrative area of Svalbard, Norway, Longyearbyen is the most northerly town in the world. Voyager was cruising toward the […]

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