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Eat with the Fishes at Norway's New Underwater Restaurant

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/25/2019, 9:00 AM

A new restaurant with what's being billed as Europe's first underwater dining room will soon open on the southern tip of Norway.  The semi-submerged, aptly named Under is housed in a 112-foot (34m)-long rectangular building, one end of which sits on the seabed, 18 feet (5.5m) below the surface of the North Atlantic. The other, aboveground end looks kind of like an intermediate species dragging i...

Explorers at Heart Ought to Consider a Hurtigruten cruise, Says Arthur Frommer

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 01/08/2019, 12:00 AM

Let’s say you’ve cruised the Caribbean on several forgettable occasions. You’ve also cruised the Mediterranean and made one memorable sailing in Asia.  You’re eager now for a completely different kind of seagoing experience. Hurtigruten is for you. On its ships, you won’t find casinos or water slides. You won’t be asked to abide by a dress code. Your fellow passengers will be unpretentious a...

Incredibly Steep Aerial Tram Soon to Open in Norway

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/10/2017, 4:00 AM

What's being billed as the world's steepest aerial tram is set to open in Norway later this month.  Dubbed the Loen Skylift after the village where it originates, the cable car climbs 3,300 feet up Mount Hoven in only about five minutes. Along the way, passengers get a spectacular view of the Nordfjord region's peaks and waterways. (Photo by Bard Basberg) Before heading back d...

The US to Europe Each Way From $178, Including Taxes and Fees?!? Looks Like Christmas Came Early This Year

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 12/18/2013, 2:15 PM

You may have never heard of Norwegian Airlines but this well-established, budget airline (its akin to Ryanair and previously only flew within Europe) is determined to enter the US market with a splash. How else to explain a fare that undercuts the competition by literally hundreds of dollars? Here are the details: The lowest fares are available for May travel from New York's JFK Airpor...

Book Review: National Geographic Issues a Delightful New Coffee Table Tome

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/23/2013, 2:30 PM

Being in the right place at the right time. Some would say that’s the key to a good life, but the editors of National Geographic have a simpler formula: They think choosing the best season to travel will enhance your vacation immensely. Towards that end, they’ve issued a handsome coffee table book called Four Seasons of Travel: 400 Of The World’s Best Destinations in Winter, Spring, Su...

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