Norway’s Western fjords are the stuff of bucket lists: Glacially-sculpted cliffs plummet towards the otherworldly blues and greens of calm fjord waters. Long trails of water tumble from glaciers and snowfields high above. Charming towns await, too, tucked improbably in these unspeakably beautiful inlets.
Among the must-see spots is the stunning Geirangerfjord, with its dramatic waterfalls and tall cliffs. You can see the fjord via the car ferry running between Geiranger and Hellesylt, or opt for a bird’s-eye view from the Flydalsjuvet and Dalsnibba viewpoints.
Farms and villages cling to the cliffs visible from the Flamsbana Railway, a scenic train trip that leads from the mountaintop outpost of Myrdal down to fjord-side Flåm. The train descends steeply, dropping 900 meters in just 50 minutes.
It’s worth braving the unpredictable weather of Jotunheimen National Park, where impressive spires cup ethereal glaciers. Day hikes lead right to the base of glaciers or up to panoramic viewpoints. The celebrated Sognefjellsveg, the high mountain road slicing through the snowy mountains, is well worth a trip.
Running from Hellesylt to Leknes, the spectacular Norangsdal Valley will take your breath away. It’s the country’s narrowest valley; there’s barely enough room for Highway 655, which closes in winter due to avalanches. At one end of the road, the historic Villa Norangdal awaits, with its exquisitely-decorated rooms, Jacuzzi and three-course dinners. At the other end, the tiny towns of Øye and Leknes offer panoramic views of steep, serrated peaks, surrounding the Hjorundfjord and the Norangsfjord.
At the end of the narrow Fjærlandsfjord sits the village of Fjærland, with rustic waterfront buildings and a strange assortment of secondhand bookstores. From the village, day trips into the Jostedal Glacier can be arranged.
Every avid traveler knows Captain C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger, the heroic pilot who landed a US Airways aircraft in the Hudson River in 2009. However, a museum in North Carolina now honors Sullenberger in a new way, with the renaming of Carolinas Aviation Museum. Moving forward, the museum will be known as Sullenberger Aviation Museum. The name change also comes with a location change, as the museum plans a new facility next to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Immerse yourself in the incredible history, culture, cuisine and undeniable beauty of the Old World on a Celebrity European cruise vacation. Whether you’re traveling in the beautiful Mediterranean or visiting the iconic cities of Northern Europe, there are plenty of ways to embrace the best of everything in the region.
Authentic Caribbean food, power couple owners and vibrant décor: What better way to enjoy a meal in New York City than at Kokomo? Living in or visiting the Big Apple doesn’t mean relinquishing traditional, flavorful foods and dishes from around the world, and at Kokomo, guests are instantly transported to the sandy beaches of the Caribbean through cocktails, delicious meals and a colorful ambiance.
Romance is in the air and Americans are ready to travel for Valentine’s Day.
oneworld is strengthening its position as a leader in sustainability with several commitments and partnerships with other eco-leaders in the industry. In September 2020, oneworld became the first global airline alliance to announce a commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. That was only the start of the alliance’s mission to advance sustainability through taking a leadership role in decarbonizing aviation.
Tenerife is known for its extraordinary natural spaces thanks to the island’s unique volcanic landscapes that molded into magical climbing areas. The destination also features year-round warm weather, which draws outdoor enthusiasts to the area. Tenerife is a rock climber’s paradise, with plenty of areas to explore.