Tagged: Cynthia Elyce Rubin

Wintertime magic exploring the fjords

Fjord Norway news Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Fjords, the soul of Norway, are certainly a magnificent attraction any time of the year, but some might argue that the most special time is...

Go Viking to Scotland: part three

Time Travel tours and archaeological chocolates bring Orkney’s Viking past to life Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Travel widens your horizons and introduces you to interesting places and people. A highlight of my...

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On writing history

Norwegian-American Historical Association looks at creative ways of conveying history Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) held its Biennial Meeting and Seminar on Writing History...

Go Viking to Scotland: part two

In the Orkney Islands, Vikings left traces in cathedrals, settlements, and humble grains Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American The imposing St. Magnus Cathedral, in the heart of bustling capital Kirkwall’s town center, dominates...

Go Viking to Scotland: part one

From the Galloway Hoard exhibit in Edinburgh to the Viking-established Orkney Islands Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American “To go Viking” was originally a verb phrase used by Scandinavians to describe traveling overseas. I...

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Minnesotan small towns think BIG

Colossal roadside attractions put Norwegian-American legends on the map Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American The state of Minnesota has attracted a multitude of ethnic groups, and Norwegians are one of the largest. The...

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Stuttgart goes gourmet

Michelin Stars, wine, beer & chocolate await Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American Stuttgart, the capital of the German state of Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany, is emerging as a foodie’s destination. This...

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“Sons of old Norway owned the town”

Norwegians celebrated Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American “Norwegians Celebrated” ran the bold headline in the evening edition of the Fargo Forum dated May 17, 1904. Thousands of visitors from all over the region...

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Dublin and Waterford celebrate Vikings

Those Vikings really got around—and you can visit them in several parts of Ireland Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American From the ancient Viking traces of Waterford city in Ireland’s ancient east to the...