Travel Contests: Week of March 26, 2014

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This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win a Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a carry-on suitcase and cabin bag from Pathfinder Luggage! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a 7-day vacation to your dream destination from Switchfly Win a $32,000 trip for two to the Summer Olympics in Brazil from TD Ameritrade Win […]

Travel Contests: Week of December 30, 2013

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This week’s travel contests include: Win a two-night escape at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a 3-night stay at the small luxury hotel of your choice in the U.S. from Vineyard Vines Win one of three amazing ski vacations in Montana, Alaska, or Norway  from Warren Miller Entertainment […]

Travel Contests: Week of December 24, 2013

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This week’s travel contests include: Win a two-night escape at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip to the Australian Open from Tennis Channel Win a trip for two to Los Angeles for the #UltimateLA weekend getaway from Peek Win a trip from the US to Fjord […]

Video of the Week: Wideroe – Grandpa’s Magic Trick

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I love this Norwegian carrier’s commercial — It’s cute, short, and shows just how jaw-droppingly beautiful Norway really is.

Travel Contests: Win a trip to Germany

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This week’s featured travel contests: Win a trip to Germany, courtesy of airberlin, A&O Hostels and EuroCheapo! Enter a 1-min film in JetBlueFlicks contest for a chance to win 2 tickets to NYC to see your film at Tropfest Win an XShot Camera Extender and iPhone Case! Enter to WIN a NORWAY trip Southwest Airlines: […]

Journey to the High Arctic

Arriving in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Oslo

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Oslo is a cosmopolitan city set amongst the Oslofjord and forests. There is a lot to discover: museums, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and an array of outdoor activities. Our top ten, in no particular order: 1. Tales of ghosts make Akershus Slott even more enchanting. Akershus Fortress is full of amazing stories and is Norway’s most […]

A Snowy Reindeer Sleigh Ride in Tromsø, Norway

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The snow is falling in heavy flakes and the cloud cover blocks the light of the moon and stars. We’re at Risvika on Kvaloya (Whale Island) at a rural farm where the Sami people live and herd reindeer. As our eyes adjust to the total darkness, suddenly outlines of reindeer appear.  The ringing of the […]