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 […]

The Pacific Coast Highway from Seattle to San Francisco

It has been a few years since we did this epic roadtrip along one of the most spectacular coastline roads in the world. We had done the more «famous» stretch of Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles but that is just a rump steak compared to the filet mignon that is the Pacific […]

Easter Island, true adventure in the middle of nowhere

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 […]

Bikers don’t cry, do they?

There are moments, when I’m riding a Harley, somewhere on the road in the US, that emotions gets the best of me, and I have a little moment, when tears well up in my eyes behind dark sunglasses. These moments are rare, and they are mostly triggered by circumstances, a nice stretch of road, and […]

Barcelona Hotels

There are plenty of hotels in Barcelona, that goes without saying, and we have only stayed at a little handful. As a first-time visitor it is always hard to know where to stay and what hotel to choose. Here is our little list of hotels we have had the pleasure of staying in, from luxury to simplicity.

The Texas Traverse, from El Paso via Terlingua Ghost Town, Big Bend National Park, Fredricksburg and Austin

In Norwegian there is a word, that means that something is crazy, off the hook and states that something is out of control, that word is “Texas”. You will hear Norwegians say “That was totally Texas” after having a party of epic proportions. The Lone Star State of Texas is the home of the Longhorn, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top, Pantera, Thirteenth Floor Elevators, the Giant movie and South By Southwest festival. Welcome to the Lone Star State!

Eating Our Way Through Alicante, Spain (and hanging out with men in pointy hats)

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 a weekend of swimming in the sea, eating and drinking in a cosy atmosphere around town, all within a few minutes’ walk of your hotel is no problem.

Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, Spain

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.

A Short Visit To Granada, Spain

A fascinating and rich history, a stunning interplay of different architectural styles, beautiful natural landscape, and the Alhambra palace are only some of the reasons why you would want to visit Granada, in the charming southern Spanish Andalusia region.

Konichiwa Japan! Our first visit to Japan!

If you are a bit apprehensive about going to Japan, like we were, there is no reason to be we found out. If you like order and cleanliness, you will love it. We found that there were no problems finding reasonably priced hotels, cheap meals and getting to the right destination on the trains and […]

London for 8 year olds, a brief guide from uncle and auntie

We know this is a very specific age and topic, but we have only been with 8-year-old kids to London. Specifically our 3 nephews Jonas, Elias, Marcus, and our niece Nora. As a birthday present on their 8th birthday we gave them a trip to London with us, and this is what we learned on those trips with kids.

Love Letters to London, Part 10: Shopping!

There is no doubt that London is a shopper’s mecca. The amount of high street retailers, flagship stores and department stores are second to none in Europe. Here are some of our favourite areas and street to get some retail therapy in London.

Love Letters to London, Part 9: London Markets

On a normal weekend thousands of locals and tourists decend on the many markets in central London. From the daddy of them all, Camden Market, to the biggest antiques market of Portobello Road and the hipsters haven around Brick Lane and Old Spitalfields Market. To visit a market or two while in London is a rite of passage for any visitor.

Love Letters to London, Part 8: Greenwich

Greenwich is home to the National Maritime Museum and Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark and the Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory. Add a foot tunnel under the Thames, great pubs and a boutique market, and you have more than one good reason to take the trip to Greenwich.

London Transport Explained

London transport is not a love letter but it is essential to know what to do and what not to do when using London public transport and the airport transfer options. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to handle transport in central London. Mind the gap!

Love letters to London, Part 1: our second home.

London holds a special place in our hearts. We met in London in 1995. We both worked for a tour operator, and Tanja was already working in the London office, and Ørjan got a surprise posting to London as a freshly trained tour guide. It was the start of our love and our love for London. This is the first part of our London adventures.

Interview with Kerry King of Slayer

Interview done with guitarist Kerry King of Slayer on the eve of their concert at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway in December 2015. Talking about their new album Repentless, future plans and man as the virus of this planet.

Budapest, beer, baths and beyond

Budapest is one of the classic European cities, situated on the crossroads between east and west it has a bit of everything for everyone. From thermal baths, ruin bars to great food and drinks, Budapest is a mini holiday weekend break dream.

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