Thursday, August 26, 2010

Enjoy Food & Travel - Fall 2010

This will be a busy fall for Enjoy Food & Travel. I have sold my flat and will move in the end of September. My traveling season will start when I have concluded this process. I have, however, still ideas of what travel projects that may came this fall and winter.

October / November 2010: Massachusetts, Upstate New York

I always travel to the US annually during fall. This time I will extend my traveling period to two weeks and visit upstate New York in addition to the Boston area.

The Erie Depot, Port Jervis by Daniel Case.
I have been invited to stay with relations close to Port Jervis, in the tri-state area, i.e. area bordering New Your, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

I will, as always, travel with Icelandair to Boston, then travel on to New York City by bus or train, and then take the Port Jervis Line, a commuter railroad line from Hoboken, New Jersey and New York City.

The second week will be spent with my two cousins in Scituate and Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts.

Latest stories on New England on Enjoy Food & Travel

View New England on Enjoy Food & Travel 2006 - 2010 in a larger map

NEW: November 2010 - Trondheim, Norway

November 12th I will attend the christening of my grand nephew in Trondheim, in the mid part of Norway.
Photo: Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim by Morten Dreie
Trondheim once was the religious capital in the country with the shrine of Saint Olaf and Nidaros Cathedral.

I have visited Trondheim several times before.  This time I will stay at Comfort Hotel Trondheim in the middle of the city centre. I hope to give reviews of a few good restaurants as well.

So stay tuned here on Enjoy Food & Travel for the November destination.

November 2010 - Brussels, Belgium

Another trip to Brussels, the heart of Europe, will take place in November. I lived in Brussels in 1999, and have visited friends there for almost two decades.

Manneken Pis
Brussels is underrated as a tourist destination. You may find accommodation and enjoy a meal at a lower price than in London and Paris.

You may have a romantic drink at Grand Place or take an hours train ride to enjoy the historic splendours of cities like Brügge or Ghent.

I will join my friend Ketil, who is attending an annual meeting at the NATO headquarters in November.

We usually meet at Cirio, my favourite bar, located by the Bourse for a drink and a snack. The following weekend we explore what this beautiful city has to offer of food, drink, and historic sights.

Last year we stayed at Conrad Brussels. This year we will try another place to stay, as last years "luxury stay" proved to be a disappointment.

Latest story on Brussels, Belgium
See map of bars, hotels, restaurants, sights and travel information from visits to Brussels, Belgium 2006-2009 here.

Christmas 2010 by the Arctic circle

Photo: Nykvåg in Nordland county by Blue Elf
Christmas 2010 will be spent with my brother and sister-in-law at Sortland, Northern Norway.

Sortland is a city located on the Langøya island in the Vesterålen / Lofoten archipelago in Nordland county.

This is a land of contrast, from ice and snow during the Arctic night to 24 hour sunlight during the Arctic summer, as the sun never dip under the horizon.

I will travel to Evenes airport serving the cities of Harstad, Narvik and Sortland, and travel 2 hours by bus past Hinnøya, Norway's largest island passing over to Langøya.

Stories on Northern Norway on Enjoy Food & Travel

See map of the Vesterålen area here

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