Norwegian Woods ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (January 4th, 2013)

A couple of years ago, I was invited to Norway to attend A Christmas Concert in Norway and also the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony (and Concert) in Oslo. What an opportunity, eh? Yes, the Concert at Vang Church in Hamar was lovely. The Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony humbling (it was the year that Liu Xiaobo […]

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Flying High – Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (May 6th, 2011)

At least at this point, I don’t have any plans to fly this month. So I thought it would be fun to pull out some images that I’ve taken while flying so that I don’t go through too much withdrawal! The above photo is of the Hawaii coastline. Flying out of Lihue last fall, this […]

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Treetop Hut near Hamar, Norway – Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (January 7th, 2011)

While visiting Norway in December, I had the chance to tour (unfortunately not stay in) the Treetop Hut – the first tree house in Norway to be approved as an accommodation. This beautiful cabin is perched high up in the trees with a breathtaking view of its natural surroundings. In the winter, people stay here […]

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A Christmas Concert from Norway

by Beth Whitman (December 23rd, 2010)

A Christmas Concert from Norway will be broadcast on PBS stations throughout the U.S. over the next few days. I attended this concert at the historic Vang Church in Hamar a few weeks ago. It features Grammy-nominated musicians from around the world and is hosted by Princess Märtha Louise and Hollywood Director Harald Zwart. The […]

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Norwegian Name Dropping – Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (December 17th, 2010)

I live in the world of travel, not the most glamorous of fields. But every once in awhile I get to rub elbows. Last week it was with some of the better known Norwegians, including Princess Martha Louise (left). The Princess co-hosted a Christmas Concert from Norway, which you can catch on PBS during Christmas-time. […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Events in Norway

by Beth Whitman (December 16th, 2010)

It was a quick trip but so well worth it. I attended the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony last week in Oslo. It’s not quite as glamorous as it sounds. I went as a member of the press, which means I wasn’t sitting near the King and Queen of Norway, Nancy Pelosi, Denzel Washington, Anne Hathaway […]

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Snow-covered Norway – Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (December 9th, 2010)

I’m honestly not sure if I’ve ever been in a colder environment than I am right now. Even the Norwegians are complaining how unusually brisk it is. It’s about 6 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s beautiful, however. Stunning, really. And it’s a direct result of the unreasonably unseasonably low temps. Normally there would be more snow on […]

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Packing for the Peace Prize

by Beth Whitman (December 2nd, 2010)

I have to admit that I’m a little sheepish about saying this too much, lest it be interpreted that I’m gloating. But the fact is that I’m leaving for Oslo, Norway next week and will be attending the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. I actually didn’t try to make it happen. I wasn’t out petitioning for […]

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