In the western part of Lofoten, at the mouth of Reinefjord, lies the fishing village of Reine, where the majestic Lofoten peaks and the Artic Ocean are our next-door neighbours. In the summer you will enjoy the long days and the Midnight Sun and in the winter the short days with spectacular weather and the Northern Lights.
Solvang (Danish for 'sunny field') is a beautiful little city nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley of California. Founded in 1911 by a small group of Danish teacher.
Solvang now is a diverse, modern city, with fine
restaurants, lovely shops and outstanding activities to enchant young
and old alike.There are Danish festivals, quiet tree lined streets,
horse drawn wagons, Hans Christian Andersen Park, windmills, Danish
pastries and dozens of quaint shops to explore. Solvang was incorporated
as a city on May 1, 1985 and now has a population of approximately
A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the end of the legendary American highway, symbolizing that this road only ended when the sea stood in its way.
Many simply imagine it just runs right into the Pacific Ocean. And while that may sound silly, that's pretty much exactly right. In an effort to end the epic highway on a high note, the Route 66 Alliance and the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corp. got together and on the 83rd anniversary of the highway's inception, declared the end of the Santa Monica Pier the official stopping point of Route 66.
I am excited to share that my family and I are moving to California next week. We have around three weeks vacation based in Santa Barbara. The city is often called as the ‘American Riveria’. Santa Barbara is one of the best tourist destination which is popular for its great weather, Spanish architecture and downtown beaches.
The world’s largest reconstructed Viking longship will soon be setting sail from Norwegian shores.
Having journeyed from western Norway’s Haugesund, the 115-foot vessel (about 340 metres) will then be rowed down the River Mersey following her some three-week journey.
Draken Harald Hårfagre has an approximately 3,230-square foot sail (about 300 square metres) made of silk. The sail is nearly 115 feet long and about 26 feet wide (35m by 8m), and the vessel has a displacement of about 70 tons.
The oak longship has 25 pairs of oars and requires two people on each oar. A crew of more than a hundred specially-trained “Viking Navy” volunteers are manning her for the voyage. It is expected she will reach West Float, in Wallasey on 18th July.