VIDEO: The Majestic Country of Norway

World travelers know the beauty of Norway.  I admit, I was not one of them.  The thought of traveling to Norway had never entered my mind, but, (full disclosure, I work for a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), I was invited on a press junket to explore Norway through Disney’s Adventures by Disney travel group.  Its Norway tour was designed following the success of the film, “Frozen.”  To say the least, it was slående vakker (simply beautiful).

From Bergen to Voss to Flam to Undredal to Geiranger to Oslo, each city was more enchanting and special than the next.  Check out the video I produced for local Chicago television show, “Windy City LIVE.”  This is one of my best travel experiences ever.

READER QUESTION: Airlines, Study Abroad & More

Facebook Fan VALERIE LABERGE of CHICAGO has this question:

My daughter is traveling to Austria in August. What is the best airline to use when traveling to Europe? Also, for a four-month stay, how much should she pack? I know she will want to purchase clothes in Europe!

Castle Salzburg Photo: Tourismus Salzburg

Castle Salzburg
Photo: Tourismus Salzburg

Hi Valerie…

Okay, let’s start with airlines.  Austria is a major European country so all of the major US airlines fly there (United, American, Delta, US Airways).  There are also some fantastic international carriers that fly to Austria (Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, KLM, Swiss, Alitalia).  Chances are you will start on a US carrier and then continue on one of their code-share partners.  For instance, you may fly from Chicago to London on American Airlines, but then fly from London to Austria on British Airways because American and British Airways are partners.  In any case, you can’t go wrong with one or a combination of these airlines.

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