7 Detour-Worthy Destinations in Europe

7 Detour-Worthy Destinations in Europe

Swans, castles, secluded lakes… green meadows sprinkled with wildflowers. These European destinations are the stuff of fairytales, but they require a bit of extra effort to reach them.

If you’re ready to take the road less traveled on your Europe trip, add one of these picturesque destinations to your itinerary!  Continue reading

Home Away From Home: Fjord Norway (Stord)

Home Away From Home: Stord, Norway on northtosouth.us


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Sailing the Norwegian Fjords: A Photo Journal


Twice we set out among the Norwegian fjords between Stord and Fitjar, Norway. Continue reading

Learn Basic Norwegian

Norwegian Greetings, Goodbyes + Introductions

Hallo – Hello
Hei – Hi
God morgen – Good morning
Ha det bra – Goodbye
God natt – Good night
Jeg heter _______.  –  My name is __________.  /  I am called __________.
Hyggelig a møte deg. – Nice to meet you.
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Intro to Fjord Norway: What to Do, Where to Stay, and How to Plan for a Trip to Norway

Sailing in Stord, Fjord Norway on northtosouth.us
Above: Leirvik Marina, Stord, Norway

This first month after quitting my job to travel the world, Norway greeted us with open arms. Beautiful scenery, friendly people, and loads of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors made March a pleasantly memorable first month of freedom. Read on for our tips on traveling to Fjord Norway!  Continue reading