Chasing the Aurora in Tromso, Norway

Aurora Borealis in Tromso, Norway via MilliGFunk.com

Seeing the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. When Nick told me he thought we should travel to Norway in January to see them, I nearly died. I still can’t believe we went there, or that we saw … Continue reading

Staying at the Smart Hotel in Tromso, Norway

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Note: This post is in no way sponsored by Smart Hotel. I just wanted to share our excellent Smart Hotel experience with other budget-conscious travelers. I hope you enjoy this post! Norway isn’t a cheap country to travel in, so my husband and I wanted to find a clean, no-frills … Continue reading

Norway’s Take on Our Favorite Little Candies: M&Ms

Norway's Own M&Ms are just M's. MilliGFunk

We all know and love M&M’s, but Norway has it’s own, shorter take on this global American sweet treat: The M’s. I’m always curious to see whether countries have their own big pre-packaged food brands, or whether they sell the same brands we know in the States. What I learned … Continue reading

Our First Meal in Norway

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We landed in Norway late on a Friday night in mid-January with our 11-month old daughter in tow. Both of our flights had been delayed, so we’d been traveling for more than twelve hours (at least three hours longer than we’d anticipated). Tired, hungry, and not sure what food options … Continue reading

Keeping it Sexy in the Arctic Circle

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Nick and I were walking through downtown Tromso, Norway last week when we passed a store that sold lingerie. I saw the sign before I saw what was in the window, and I instinctively wondered if Norwegian lingerie included Long Johns and turtlenecks. My musings, as it turned out, weren’t … Continue reading

Our Run-In with God in the Grocery Store

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Our Run-In with God in the Grocery Store I like traveling to places where I don’t know the language — especially when it’s a language that uses characters I’m not familiar with. There’s something about complete local illiteracy that adds to the exoticism of travel. Granted, I also like being … Continue reading

Because When You’re Where the Polar Bears Are, You Need Pictures to Remember It

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“Hey Nick?” “Yeah?” “There’s a polar bear.” Looks down at camera and bats eyes back at Nick. Nick sighs. “Would you like me to take your picture with the polar bear?” “Would you, please?” Nick takes a picture of me in front of a polar bear. Later the same day, another … Continue reading

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