Entering Magdalenafjord

Entering Magdalenafjord

Besides cruising up the coast of Norway, one of the most picturesque countries in the world, we also were drawn to the idea of seeing the Arctic Circle and the Polar Ice Cap.  After leaving Honningsvag on Norway’s mainland, we cruised for a day at sea before reaching Longyearbyen, a small town on Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Longyearbyen is the world’s Continue Reading

Flying over a glacier

Flying over a glacier

We started our Round the World trip with a cruise to Alaska!  From Vancouver, Canada we cruised through the inside passage all the way up to Seward Alaska.  We were lucky enough to experience it all with Jay’s parents who joined us for this first leg of our journey.  We enjoyed all the ports and of course the amazing glaciers.  After departing the ship we took the train from Seward to Anchorage, through some amazing scenery.  After resting for the night we picked up our car and headed to Denali National Park, a highlight for us all.   We were able to spot almost a dozen bears, moose and caribou during our time in the park.  Check out the details and more picture here as well as on Facebook here

Cape Horn Outside Of Honningsvag, Norway

Cape Horn Outside Of Honningsvag, Norway

As we said in our First Impression of Norway, we happened upon a cruise that would allow us to see parts of the beautiful country that we had dreamed of visiting but thought we couldn’t afford.  Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world, so for us to see the various towns and coastline as well as the polar ice cap for around $100/day per person, we thought we should jump on it because who knows if we’d ever get the chance to return to the area.  Our 20 day cruise left out of Amsterdam with Holland America Line and headed north towards the polar ice cap.   Continue Reading

Canada

Vancouver from our Room

Canada is where we started our Round the World Trip in July of 2013.  We spent a few days in Vancouver with Jay’s parents and really enjoyed our time there.  We crammed a lot into our 2 days visiting the Granville Island Market, Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium before boarding our cruise ship to Alaska.  See more on Canada here.