Jackson’s Journal: Dear Norway

Dear Norway, You are a beautiful country. Thank you for letting me spend a great 11th birthday here with my family. It felt a little weird because I didn’t have any of my friends with me and I’m usually in school on my birthday, but I still had a great birthday. When we were in […]

Weekly Update #16: Dear Norway

Dear Norway, “Happiness is only real when shared.” – John Krakauer, Into the Wild As we depart Norge, the great adventurer and mountaineer’s quote seems appropriate since your country is so special it must be shared to be understood, enjoyed and fully appreciated. The fjords are magic where the sea and mountains meet. Their beauty […]

Dear Denmark

Dear Denmark, As I reflect on our time, I’m not sure what to say. You were cool. I’ll just do a top ten list to keep things simple. 10) Water. Any country with water everywhere is a huge plus in my book. Your famous sand was something to behold. There’s magic to the flatness of […]

Weekly Update #15: Dear Sweden

Dear Sweden, You are cool and modern with a Viking history that’s full of adventure. Honestly, we knew very little about you when we arrived. I have always been casually interested in Scandinavia, though now in reflection I’m not sure why. By reputation, Sweden just seemed hip. And you didn’t disappoint. It’s our kind of […]

Weekly Update #14: Dear Czech Republic

Dear Czech Republic, As we depart your lovely country, I am left wondering, where are the kolaches? We enjoyed our time in Prague and much like our swing through the rest of central Europe, I’m certain that we missed a lot. What we observed, we liked, probably more than some of the other places we […]

Dear Hungary

Dear Hungary, Sadly, we only visited your flagship city, Budapest. We’ve heard for years about how incredible and reasonable Budapest is and it did not disappoint. Two cities – Buda and Pest (pronounced “Pesht”) – come together along Europe’s beautiful Danube. We stayed on the Pest side along Andrassy Street, which is the Hungarian Champs […]
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