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The traveler: An expected journey This time it's the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden & Norway before England again for several weeks and on to Croatia.

Photos: Rainy day highlights in Southern Dalmatia

CROATIA | Saturday, 17 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

Dubrovnik, Split, & Zagreb
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Rainy day highlights in southern Dalmatia

CROATIA | Saturday, 17 Nov 2018 | Views [24]

Perhaps what I will remember most of visiting these places with my Colorado friend is talking at cafes and restaurants down narrow cobblestone streets while waiting for better weather, and alternately being soaked by the rain. Out of about 7 days we ... Read more >

Tags: cats, churches, city walls, concerts, diocletians palace, dubrovnik, museum of broken relationships, split, zagreb


Photos: Hvar: Biking, Fortresses and Food

CROATIA | Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Hvar: Biking, Fortresses and Food

CROATIA | Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 | Views [35]

Over my first week in Croatia I endeavored to learn words in the local language such as “Thank you,” “Excuse me, do you speak English?” and “Good day”. In Croatian “hv” is pronounced somewhere between a ... Read more >

Tags: biking, food, fortress, hvar, off season croatia, stari grad, stari grad plains, swimming


Photos: Plitivice: Land of the falling lakes

CROATIA | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Plitvice: Land of the falling lakes

CROATIA | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 | Views [48]

It was this place that first captured my interest. It is the reason I know where Croatia is. The highlight of this place is simply, or incredibly the lakes. It’s hard to put into words what a photo can say, and even then it’s hard to truly ... Read more >

Tags: croatia, hiking, plitvice


Photos: Highlights from Rovinj

CROATIA | Friday, 26 Oct 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Highlights from Rovinj

CROATIA | Friday, 26 Oct 2018 | Views [48]

Rovinj is the perfect location for an unplanned day of simply wandering up and down the beautiful streets, which are spotlessly clean. The pale stones also shine from the thousands of feet that have passed over it. Perhaps because I live so far from ... Read more >

Tags: forest park, istria, lone bay, market, rovinj, seafood, st. euphemia, swimming


Photos: Bergen: Home of the Hanseatic League

NORWAY | Sunday, 21 Oct 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Bergen: Home of the Hanseatic League

NORWAY | Sunday, 21 Oct 2018 | Views [47]

As my train pulled into Bergen I realized my phone, which I was relying on for a map to where I was staying, was dangerously low on battery. I started off, and before long, though not without ascending one of Bergen’s steep hills, realized that ... Read more >

Tags: bergen, bryggen, bryggens museum, hanseatic league, hanseatic museum, seafood market


Photos: Fjord Country

NORWAY | Friday, 19 Oct 2018 | Photo Gallery

Fjords of Norway
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Fjord Country

NORWAY | Friday, 19 Oct 2018 | Views [45]

After trying and failing to stay entirely awake on the 6:25 am train out of Oslo my friend and I revived for the most impressive scenery passing the train windows as we climbed higher into the mountains. As we approached approximately 4,000 feet above ... Read more >

Tags: balestrand, fjords, hiking, naeroyfjord, norway in a nutshell


Photos: 36 hours in Oslo

NORWAY | Saturday, 13 Oct 2018 | Photo Gallery


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36 hours in Oslo

NORWAY | Saturday, 13 Oct 2018 | Views [48]

Such a short time for a city with so much to do, namely so many museums! After taking an hour to relax at our airbnb and getting to know the friendly kitten sized cat that came with it we headed out to explore a piece of Oslo. Perhaps the best moments ... Read more >

Tags: fram museum, norsk folkemuseum, open air museum, oslo, transportation, vigeland park


Photos: Setting Sail in Stockholm

SWEDEN | Thursday, 20 Sep 2018 | Photo Gallery

Stockholm, Sweden
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Setting Sail in Stockholm

SWEDEN | Thursday, 20 Sep 2018 | Views [51]

One benefit to catching up with yourself a few weeks on is perhaps that it’s easier to pick the most memorable pieces of each stop to share rather than every detail as it still shines clearly in your mind. Then again what could be said in a few ... Read more >

Tags: food, grinda, nobel museum, old town, stockholm, stockholm archipelago, vasa museum


Photos: Sweden's Old Capital: Kalmar

SWEDEN | Saturday, 8 Sep 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Sweden's Old Capital: Kalmar

SWEDEN | Saturday, 8 Sep 2018 | Views [64]

Back in the day, as in the 16th Century, capitals weren’t stationary cities where the business of the country happened, but rather wherever the monarch happened to be. In those days Sweden’s kings spent considerable time in Kalmar, which ... Read more >

Tags: food, kalmar, kalmar castle, kalmar county museum, kronan, scandinavian prices


Photos: On an island in Denmark

DENMARK | Saturday, 25 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery

Aeroskobing
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On an island in Denmark

DENMARK | Saturday, 25 Aug 2018 | Views [46]

A couple train rides and a ferry away from Copenhagen is the Danish village of Aeroskobing on the island of Aero. Fires seem to have been common in the 17th century (and earlier). Aeroskobing was no an exception; all of the village but two houses burned ... Read more >

Tags: aeroskobing, beach, bicycling


Photos: Copenhagen

DENMARK | Monday, 20 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Copenhagen

DENMARK | Monday, 20 Aug 2018 | Views [61]

Like all cities there are certain similarities wherever they are; the hustle and bustle of daily life as thousands of people go about their business, even as you set out to explore the place with new eyes. In Copenhagen I learned to look left and right ... Read more >

Tags: botanical gardens, christansborg, church of our savior, city walking tour, food, national museum, reffen, rosenborg


Photos: Welcomed Again

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 14 May 2018 | Photo Gallery

Cotswolds villages with a local friend
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Welcomed Again

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 14 May 2018 | Views [115]

Sometimes it is a rare gift to meet a person you can connect with from the first moment, and a friend you will talk about almost anything with. Since my last trip I've maintained an email connection with someone like this, and 3 years later she was the ... Read more >

Tags: bibury, burton-on-the-water, cotswolds, painswick, ruskin mill


Photos: Over Hill and by Sheep

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Over Hill and by Sheep

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 | Views [142]

From Scotland I journeyed to what is probably one of the most beautiful sections of England, the Cotswolds, or "sheep hills". Great former wealth was brought to this area during the wool trade which I believe carried through the late 1800s. When wool ... Read more >

Tags: broadway, broadway tower, chipping camden, cotswolds, cotswolds way, sheep, snowshill, stanton


Photos: Findhorn

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Findhorn

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I won't be the first to say that time is an odd thing. The days at Findhorn were long, but enjoyable, and yet so soon after arriving it was time to leave again. I was showed to my shared cottage by one of Eileen Caddy's son's, who spent some of his childhood ... Read more >

Tags: ceilidh, enneagram, findhorn, robert holden


Photos: Old Friends and New

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 6 Apr 2018 | Photo Gallery

Tenement House in Glasgow, and hiking to Plodda Falls
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Old Friends and New

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 6 Apr 2018 | Views [117]

Since I'd been forced to take the early bus from the Isle of Arran (7 am) due to the road work I arrived in Glasgow about 4 hours before my bus was scheduled to head north. Hopefully I approached the ticket counter and asked if I could swap my mid afternoon ... Read more >

Tags: celtic music, drumnadrochit, glasgow, hiking, plodda falls, scotland, tenement house


Photos: By way of Ferry

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 5 Apr 2018 | Photo Gallery


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By way of Ferry

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 5 Apr 2018 | Views [106]

From a lovely attic bedroom in Lochranza I overlooked the harbor with the lights glimmering out from the houses across the water at night, and the old castle somewhere down on the spit of land in the middle. To reach the Isle of Arran you must take about ... Read more >

Tags: arran heritage museum, ferry, isle of arran, lochranza


Photos: Back Again

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 30 Mar 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Back Again

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 30 Mar 2018 | Views [122]

I'm back again across the pond, this time with a little more familiarity, but still plenty of opportunity to add to the "do this differently next time" list. I'd say 1 in 3 people still smoke, they still have a great accent, the underground is now somewhat ... Read more >

Tags: churchill war rooms, london, st james park


Photos: Last week in London - part 3

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Last week in London-part 2

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 21 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Last week in London - part 1

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 6 May 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Last Week in London - Part 3

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 29 Apr 2016 | Views [66]

After parting ways with my friend in probably one of the most iconic parts of London I made my way back through the tube stations to the north part of London, collected my bags, and back to central London I went again. Even with the wonderful public ... Read more >


Last Week in London - Part 2

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 29 Apr 2016 | Views [231]

Midway through my week in London I'd arranged to meet two friends of mine from home, who were both studying there. This time I got the right tube station and arrived on the dot despite not knowing how long the journey would take. After catching up on ... Read more >


Last Week in London - Part 1

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 29 Apr 2016 | Views [212]

Arriving in London in early October was in a strange way like returning home. Until I returned to England I hadn't realized the subtle tension of being somewhere I didn't speak the language. Scrambling to remember the words for "I'm sorry. I speak English," ... Read more >


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