December 15, 2015 The Traveling Gals 2Comment

Holiday Traditions around the World: Christmas in Norway Land of the Midnight Sun is the perfect backdrop for the Christmas season!  Luciadagen or St. Lucia Day starts the Christmas season in Norway on December 13th.  Sicilian martyred Saint Lucia was visited by an angel and vowed to devote her life to Christianity.  Lucia is honored as a day of light at the darkest time of the year.  Children form a procession dressed in white with a crown of lighted evergreens on their heads while singing the traditional St. Lucia song.  Lussekatter are the traditional St. Lucia Day treats handed out…

September 4, 2015 The Traveling Gals 14Comment

Post by Kary We are very excited to write this post for two reasons.  It was requested by a reader and it was one of our most remarkable trips! Norway is known for its world famous fjords, majestic mountains and spectacular glaciers.  Norway encompasses a beauty so stunning it almost does not feel real.  The other two gals and I were lucky to visit Norway as part of a trip to Northern Europe.  We visited Bergen, Alesund and Geiranger.  Cruising the fjords to Geiranger felt like I was part of a movie.  The scenery was unbelievable.  When we arrived at the bottom of…