Venice, Italy, the ultimate bucket list city!

Venice is in our humble opinion the ultimate bucket list city for any traveller. It is perhaps the most spectacular city we have ever visited, and it could be argued that it is one of the most spectacular cities in the world. Venice, in Italian Venezia, is a major seaport, and capital of both the province of Venezia and […]

Route 66, the epic western parts of The Mother Road, USA!

Riding the western parts of Historic Route 66 in USA. It’s THE American dream, it’s the backbone of the world’s popular biker culture. Its embedded in the minds of every Harley rider across the globe. The mighty Route 66, running from Chicago to Los Angeles. The highway, which is of the most famous roads in […]

Around The World 1997 Travel Diaries, prologue.

This is the prologue for our Around The World 1997 diaries project. We had out first big real taste of the world in 1997 when we embarked on our first around the world trip as a couple. We both wrote diaries, and took photos. We had great fun transcribing diaries and digitizing old photos. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane with us.

Go to Karpathos! Our favourite Greek island!

Some years ago we went to a travel fair in Oslo, it is always nice to talk to the different people at different stands, get some gossip on where to go and what destinations are up and coming. And since Ørjan was in the industry back then, it was a place to meet new contacts […]

The Sakura, Japan’s Cherry Blossoming Season

The cherry blossom is Japan’s unofficial national flower. It holds a prominent position in Japanese culture. There are many dozens of different cherry tree varieties in Japan, most of them only bloom for a few days in spring, making the cherry blossoming season (the Sakura) a busy one in the Japanese social calendar. The Sakura […]

This year, you should go and celebrate easter in Alicante, Spain

For most northern Europeans Alicante is a well-known charter destination for the sun worshipping sun starved northerners. It is more known as a destination than a vibrant Spanish town with great food, plazas and wonderful narrow streets filled with cafes and bodegas. Alicante is blessed with a beach in the city centre, so to combine […]

Costa Brava, our favourite part of Spain!

Costa Brava is our favourite part of the Spanish mainland coast. Costa Brava boasts some of the best beaches in Spain, from golden sandy stretches of beach to rocky hidden coves and isolated beaches only accessible on foot. There are some incredible hidden beaches to be found. We fell in love with the area after […]

The Galapagos Islands, the most enchanted place on earth

Galapagos, just saying the name conjures up images of David Attenborough frolicking with giant turtles while surrounded by baby seals and marine iguanas. A must see and must do on many a bucket list around the world. It had been high on our list ever since we as small kids saw programmes from those strange […]

Eddie Vedder “Earthling” review

On 11. February 2022 Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will release his third solo album called “Earthling” this review was written by me and published on Norway Rock Magazine web page. Eddie Vedder is primarily known as a vocalist and frontman in one of modern rock’s most legendary bands, Pearl Jam. “Earthling” (Seattle Surf / Republic […]

Easter Island, the most isolated inhabited island on the planet

If you are thiking about getting isolated, this is the place! Most likely the most magic and otherworldly place we have ever been. One of the more mythical places on earth, those stone statues are engraved in the psyche of anyone remotely interested in the weird and unexplainable. Absolutely in the middle of nowhere, one […]

Hey, wow, Im 50!

Just to say this on an awesome day, so stoked to be 50 years old today! Thank you for the love recieved every day from my wife and travelpartner Tanja. Grateful for all my family, friends and cyberfriends! Everything is awesome!

New York, November 2000

It was our first visit to the most enthralling cities of them all, New York. It was a dream come true. To visit that most magical of big cities, we had seen it in countless movies, tv shows and on album covers. The home of the skyscraper, CBGBs, the Ramones, Taxi Driver, the Godfather, Seinfeld, […]

The Who, the What and the Why. Wremer Travels!

Wremer Travels, yes we do! We are Ørjan and Tanja Wremer, and we travel. To put it simply, Wremer Travels. We are both from Norway, we live in the southernmost town of Mandal. We love to travel. All our spare time, most of our money, goes towards new adventures. We have been doing this since […]

Japan Rail Pass, A Short Guide

On our Japan In 9 Days trip we booked a 7-day Green (first class) rail pass for 2. It may seem a bit daunting to find out if you should buy one or not, and there are plenty of advice on YouTube and online, explaining pros and cons. In short and in our experience, if […]

Top 5 epic moments on the road in USA

There are som many epic moments to be had while on the road in the US. We have done a few fantastic trips on a motorbike and in a car. To try and collect a few highlights is more or less impossible. Some times is the strange that you remember, some times it is the […]

Is Tokyo the coolest city on earth?

After the devastation of the second world war, Japan rose to be one of the economic superpowers in the world, in just 40 years. So maybe therefore the strong traditional and religious beliefs are so extremely juxtaposed with the new neon modernism, especially in Tokyo. It’s the birthplace of Japanese Zen Buddhism, that emphasizes self-restraint […]

Why visit Kyoto? The Philosopher’s Path, Fushimi Inari Temple and the Golden Pavillion are just a few good reasons to see the ancient capital of Japan!

Kyoto is one of the best-preserved Japanese cities, due to not being fire-bombed like so many other Japanese cities in WW2. Kyoto is considered the cultural capital of Japan, and a major tourist destination. It has a plethora of Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, palaces and gardens. On arrival we checked in to our hotel in […]

Kerry King, the late emperor of Slayer, long did they reign

Prologue. This was an interview Ørjan Wremer did in December 2015 with the guitarist of Slayer mr Kerry King. The interview was published in Norway Rock Magazine issue 1/2016. It was one of the last interviews done by Norwegian press before Slayer announced their final tour in 2018, and played their last ever concert in […]

Question: should we do this project?

We have a question to you all. We are thinking about a Christmas project. In 2022 it will be 25 years since our first major trip together. In 1997 we had our first around the world adventure. Exciting stuff for two youngsters who had never been outside Europe. We both kept travel diaries (we have […]

Cadaqués and Cap de Creus on Spain’s stunning Costa Brava

On the easternmost cape in Spain lies the pretty village of Cadaqués with its whitewashed houses and stunning location in the Cap de Creus natural reserve. The drive to Cadaqués is dramatic, from the plains surrounding Figueres the road climbs dramatically over rugged mountain terrain before diving down towards the sea and the town of […]

Eagles Of Death Metal at L’Olympia, Paris, 16th February 2016

6 years ago 1500 people were at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, ready to have a rocking good time with the band Eagles of Death Metal. 90 people never came home. The venue was attacked by coward sub human terrorists, killing and maiming innocent concert goers, who were just there to have a good time. To attend the memorial concert was heavier than the black clouds on a rainy day but also more joyful than a sunny day in spring. Let the music play!

Shop `till you drop in New York!

New York is a shopper’s mecca, no doubt about it. Anything from high street fashion to streetwear to cheap and vintage at the markets that pop up around town on the weekends. And depending on what kind of shopper you are, you will find like us, that different areas offer different kinds of experiences. Our […]

Need a new favourite Greek island? Go to Karpathos!

Some years ago we went to a travel fair in Oslo, it is always nice to talk to the different people at different stands, get some gossip on where to go and what destinations are up and coming. And since Ørjan was in the industry back then, it was a place to meet new contacts […]

Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, a beach and movie buff paradise in Spain’s southeastern corner

Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park in the south-eastern corner of Spain is Andalusia’s largest protected coastal area, a wild and isolated landscape with some of Europe’s oldest geological features. Spain’s southeast coast, where the park is situated, is the only region in mainland Europe with a true hot desert climate. The park is located between the cities of Alicante and Malaga […]

Walking in London: Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

Set right in the heart of London is Hyde Park and its “sister” park Kensington Gardens. Hyde Park is one of eight royal parks in London and covers 350 acres. Kensington Gardens lies on the west side of the Serpentine lake that divides it from Hyde Park. Kensington Gardens is 265 acres, so combined with […]

Our favourite part of Spain, Costa Brava!

Costa Brava is our favourite part of the Spanish mainland coast. Costa Brava boasts some of the best beaches in Spain, from golden sandy stretches of beach to rocky hidden coves and isolated beaches only accessible on foot. There are some incredible hidden beaches to be found. We fell in love with the area after […]

I rescued a hawk! Just a small everyday happy story.

My cats got slightly agitated, and I did not understand why, until I saw a hawk trapped between our veranda pots and fence. Not really thinking about the sharp beak and talons, I grabbet it. The look it gave me was either pure murder, or gratefulness, not really sure what it was. I released it, […]

Two Game of Thrones nerds goes to Girona, Spain.

Girona is the hot little sister of Barcelona, situated north east in the Spanish province Catalunya, just an hour’s drive from Barcelona, and if you drive past it is only one more hour and you are in France. It is a small but mighty town, just around 100 000 citizens, and it is an extremely popular […]

Driving the Tamiami Trail from Miami to Tampa, Florida

When opened in 1928 the Tamiami Trail was the only route between Miami on the Atlantic coast and Naples on the Gulf Coast of Florida. It was at the time considered a major achievement of engineering, it took 13 years and 2,6 million sticks of dynamite to construct the road that crosses the Everglades. It […]

Hipster’s paradise, Shoreditch, London!

The hipster’s paradise of Shoreditch has gone from somewhere we were not recommended to go in the 90s to something of a hub for street and hipster fashion and food. In the 16th century, Shoreditch was an important centre of the Elizabethan Theatre, and it has been an important entertainment centre since that time. Formerly a […]

New York’s Meatpacking District, a great urban regeneration project and excellent destination for food, drinks and shopping

The Meatpacking district is sandwiched between Chelsea and Greenwich village. The area is roughly situated between Horatio Street in the south and 16th Street in the north. Compared to the orderly grid system of most of Manhattan, this area is a rather confusing mix street names, numbers and no avenues. For first time visitors just […]

The El Paso loop, 3 epic days motorbiking in Texas and New Mexico via white deserts, Billy the kid shootouts and alien encounters.

From El Paso, Texas via White Sands National Park- Cloudcroft- Alamogordo- Three Rivers Petroglyphs- Valley Of Fires- Lincoln- Roswell- Carlsbad Caverns- Guadalupe Mountains and back to El Paso This is a nice 3 days and 2 nights loop starting in El Paso, Texas, going into southern New Mexico then back into Texas again. We took […]

The spellbinding magic of Miyajima Island, Japan

Just south of Hiroshima lies Miyajima island. Easily reached by local train in about 1 hour from the Hiroshima train station, and the ferry from the mainland is included in the JR railpass. The small island is best known for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water. It’s […]

Seattle, grunge, coffee and sunshine!

For us, Seattle is a near mythical city. The birthplace of grunge, our favourite bands, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, Nirvana, Mad Season, Alice In Chains, Screaming Trees, Mudhoney, The Sonics and Heart. Our favourite 90s movie Singles by Cameron Crowe is set in Seattle, with many members of the scene doing cameos […]

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