Five Things You Can’t Miss in Oslo, Norway

I really had no idea what I was going to see when I booked a trip to Scandinavia in 2015 and included Oslo on my itinerary. I knew I wanted to visit Henrik Ibsen’s house because although I wasn’t working in theatre anymore, I was still a huge theatre nerd who had studied his plays in college. And I’d read there was a Norwegian Resistance … Continue reading Five Things You Can’t Miss in Oslo, Norway

The Must-See Palace in Vienna: Hofburg

My first stop on my second day in Vienna was the Hofburg Palace. I’d purchased a combined ticket, the Sisi Ticket, for entrance to both the Schonbrunn and the Hofburg prior to flying overseas so I was good to go. Because it was off-season, though, the lines weren’t very long so I’m not sure pre-paying saved me a lot of time, but I’d still suggest … Continue reading The Must-See Palace in Vienna: Hofburg

#FBF: Frogner Park (Oslo, Norway)

I’m starting a new Friday theme called #FBF where I flashback to less recent travels. I’m not usually good at structured blogging, but let’s keep our fingers crossed, shall we? Let’s take a break from the story deluge from my recent travels to Budapest and Vienna to talk about a little sculpture park in Oslo that I visited in 2015. The Frogner Park more specifically … Continue reading #FBF: Frogner Park (Oslo, Norway)

Take a Walk: Mårten Trotzigs Gränd (Stockholm, Sweden)

So, I am two days away (!) from heading to Budapest and I wanted to share this post about this tiny, little street (alleyway, really) in Gamla Stan (the Old Town) in Stockholm, Sweden. It is called the narrowest street in Stockholm – 35 inches at it’s narrowest. And that’s really saying something because this is a city of narrow streets! I read about this … Continue reading Take a Walk: Mårten Trotzigs Gränd (Stockholm, Sweden)

Because Why Not: Sistine Chapel & the Vatican City (Rome, Italy)

Actually, I could think of a lot of good reasons that you shouldn’t pay to go into the Vatican (have you not seen Spotlight?), but I was in Rome and based on my feelings about my experience in Italy thus far, I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to come back so I may as well get it all out of the way this time. … Continue reading Because Why Not: Sistine Chapel & the Vatican City (Rome, Italy)