For me, travel guidebooks are like your favourite football team – you should never change once you have nailed your colours to the mast. I have tried out Rough Guides, Footprint, AA, Frommer’s & DK Eye Witness, but for me there has only ever been one winner – Lonely Planet. They first guided me in […]

The bi-product of travelling regularly is that you get stacked up with blog material and even start to feel a little pressure to get writing. Having just spent ten marvellous days in Norway, I have an absolute mass of material to write about. By way of background, I had visited Norway twice before, way back […]

Last Wednesday there was the amazing blood/blue moon that could be viewed across many locations around the world. At the perfect time to view this phenomenon, we were travelling by bus from Narvik to Tromsø, high up in the Norwegian Arctic Circle. However, when I awoke at 7.30 next morning, the moon over Tromsø was still looking […]

Day Two – Monday I awoke on Martin Luther King day early once more, still not fully acclimatised to the 5-hour time difference. Today was a special day as not only was it a public holiday in honour of MLK on his birthdate, but it was also to be my first visit to the Statue […]

View from the top of the cable car.

We are coming to the end of a simply fabulous short tour of Norway. We started in Oslo, flew on to Trondheim, undertook a nine hour train ride to Fauske, a five hour bus trip to Narvik (a quick train jaunt to Abisko in Sweden) and finally another five hour bus journey to Tromsø. The […]

I have just returned from a three day trip to the city that never sleeps and managed to pack a lot in. My feeling of elation at being in the Big Apple is best described by saying that I felt like a kid in a sweet shop who was able to choose any goodie they […]

I had a bonus on my lunchtime flight on Norwegian to Oslo with the views from my seat as I approached the capital city. What do you think of these shots through the window?

Originally posted on On Track:
Click on TRAM to see a video of the tramway in operation from Roosevelt Island to Manhattan, New York.