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26 July 2013

Song of the Fjords

Seasgulls chasing the boat on a voyage down the Sognefjord in Norway. All content and photography are the property of EuroTravelogue™ unless specifically noted. This photo only: Jens Henrik Nybo and Visitnorway.com.
Seasgulls chasing the boat on a voyage down the Sognefjord in Norway. All content and photography are the property of EuroTravelogue™ unless specifically noted. This photo only: Jens Henrik Nybo and Visitnorway.com.

Suddenly, the music reached a crescendo as I became acutely aware of my surrounds—my spirit soared to the highest height and I how I wished at that moment that I could fly with the song of the fjords in my soul. Alas, after my euphoric ascent, I realized that I was grounded firmly to the deck but nonetheless still in awe of majestic mountains climbing 2,000 feet, cascading waterfalls plunging down craggy slopes, a cacophony of seagulls alongside our fjord-going vessel as they chased us through these glacial valleys, tales of legends and lore, and the waves gently lapping along the ship's hull—truly a symphony of sights and sounds—but you must listen carefully in this idyllic splendor for it endures in many forms—this song of the Norwegian fjords!

23 July 2013

What's on in Majorca this Summer?

Welcome to Formentor, Majorca or Mallorca, whichever you favor or savor! Photo: Rafael Gomez.
Welcome to Formentor, Majorca or Mallorca, whichever you favor or savor! Photo: Rafael Gomez.

Majorca. The very name conjures up heavenly images of golden beaches, sun-dappled squares and steaming plates of paella. This beautiful Spanish island might seem like a tiny speck in the Mediterranean compared to the mainland, but what it lacks in square mileage, it certainly makes up for in diversity.

14 July 2013

The Norway Fjord Chronicles

Welcome to the fjords of Norway. Fjærland was one stop along our epic journey! All photography is the property of EuroTravelogue™. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
Welcome to the fjords of Norway. Fjærland was one stop along our epic journey! All photography is the property of EuroTravelogue™. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

From my first glimpse of the Norwegian landscape from the plane on approach to Stavanger, the clouds parted to reveal the scenic splendor and glory that is the Norway fjords—God's country as I would continue to discover throughout my unforgettable epic journey in a country I have long wanted to visit. Ever since I received my invitation from Innovation Norway and Fjord Norway to accompany them on this epic voyage through the breathtaking Norwegian Fjords along the southwest coast, I started to imagine that soon, I too, like many Vikings before me, would traverse these legendary fjords—spectacular glacial valleys and sparkling azure waters cradled by majestic mountains that stretch upward through diaphanous clouds that shroud their peaks with soft wispy-white billows. And clinging to their shores, the most picturesque villages and pastoral farmlands—welcome to the grandeur of Norway! And once you're here, you'll understand immediately that awe-struck wonder that captivates all those who embark on this journey through idyllic splendor!