Discovering Norway the Hurtigruten Way

Is a cruise along the Norwegian coast on your boomer adventure list? Alan and I will never forget our voyage on Regent Seven Seas Voyager that not only included the lovely fjords but also introduced us to adventure above the Arctic Circle. In today’s guest post, boomer travel writer Pat Woods writes about her experience […]

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Flam, Norway

Riding the rails in Norway on a cruise excursion gone wrong

Baby boomers, don’t you hate it when something goes wrong during your travels? When Alan and I signed up for a “ride the Flam Railway” excursion on our Regent cruise through Norway, we expected spectacular scenery filled with sunshine, wildflowers and waterfalls. What we got was clouds, rain and a never-ending excursion. Since Regent doesn’t […]

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herdal farm norway

Discover Fjords, Waterfalls and Goat Farms on a Cruise in Norway

Do you dream of taking a cruise in Norway, especially if it includes the fjords? This baby boomer did. Then, Alan and I traveled on a 15-day Regent cruise on the Seven Seas Voyager through the land of the midnight sun and my dream came true. During our cruise in Norway, we visited the cosmopolitan cities […]

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Colorful Bergen, Norway

Spend an active day in Bergen, Norway

On cruises, Alan and I like to get moving when the ship is in port. That’s how we found ourselves enjoying an active day in Bergen during a Norwegian fjords cruise with Regent Seven Seas. After arriving at Norway’s second largest city (284,000 population), we walked the charming streets, then boarded a funicular to hike […]

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Plateau Mountain hike in Longyearbyen

Hiking Plateau Mountain

What’s it like to hike above the Arctic Circle in Norway? The landscape is stark, the trees grow about 5 inches high, dramatic photography opportunities are everywhere and the ground is surprisingly spongy. Oh, and you have to watch out for polar bears. No, I’m not a backcountry-hardened expeditioner on a frozen adventure. I’m just […]

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