Norway’s dancing lights

Norway is a winter wonderland with so many different reasons to visit.

But, the Northern Lights (also known as Aurora Borealis) has to be the main attraction.

veronicamatheson.com can finally tick this dazzling display of dancing lights off the bucket list after sighting this rare natural phenomenon some 350km north of the Arctic Circle, near Tromso in Norway.

To find out more Veronica chatted to Terence Murtagh, an astronomer who spends much of his time chasing the Northern Lights around the world.

 

The Met turns 150

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, usually known as The Met, is located on New York City’s Fifth Avenue, in an impressive building resembling a grand palace. Step into its Great Hall and you are in one of the world’s most important cultural institutions. This year, 2020, The Met celebrates its 150th anniversary so veronicamatheson.com chatted to the Met’s Deputy Director of Collections, Andrea Bayer who is organizing the celebrations.

 

Slow travel

Today’s fast pace of life has changed the way many of us travel so that when we do take a break we opt to really slow down. Australian travel writer Penny Watson has put together a guide on journeys around the world called Slow Travel that is published by Hardie Grant Books.  Here Penny chats to veronicamatheson.com about her favourite places to go slow.