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.

Japan Rail Pass, A Short Guide

The Japan Rail Pass is the most excellent method of transport in Japan. Exceptionally clean, fast and on time the bullet trains are the best method to see Japan and move effectively between destinations.

New York, New York, New York!

The greatest city on earth, celebrated in movies, songs and poems. The ultimate metropolis, shoppers paradise, hipsters birthplace, music mecca and popular culture hub. New York has everything, and then some!

Varm photo on a cold Sunday.

Sunday comes from Old English “Sunnandæg,” which is derived from a Germanic interpretation of the Latin dies solis, “sun’s day.” Germanic and Norse mythology personify the sun as a goddess named Sunna or Sól. The VikingsDays of the Week Our days of the week are named in honor of Norse gods. Sunday (søndag): For Sol, […]

New York City Walks, Central Park

Central Park in New York is the greatest inner city park in the world, filed with history, movie locations, memorials and its very own zoo! A fantastic place to get away from the hectic race of the city and fill your mind and lungs with fresh air and peace.

New York City Walks, The High Line

The High Line in New York is one of the most visited attractions in New York. It is easy to see why if you get there early before the crowds, it is a beautiful park and exceptional art space.

One year ago (traveller’s lament for 2020)

One year ago, we were relaxing a enjoying the last adventure of 2019, a dream return to our favourite island Komandoo in the Maldives. Everything was normal, and no reason to think that the whole world would experience doom within a few months.

Miyajima Island, Japan

Miyajima is a small island less than an hour outside the city of Hiroshima. Most famous for its giant red Torii gate that is ranked as Japans top 3 best views.

New York City Walks, Brooklyn Bridge

Perhaps the most iconic bridge of them all, one of the most beautiful and photographed bridges in the world for sure. Up there with Tower Bridge, Sidney Harbour Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge as icons in the world of bridges. A true icon of New York.

The Las Vegas Loop

Epic Harley Davidson adventure from Las Vegas via Zion National Park – Bryce Canyon – Grand Staircase Escalante – Glen Canyon – Monument Valley – Grand Canyon – Route 66 – Hoover Dam and back to Las Vegas (5 nights)

Florida, the sunshine state!

Florida, the Sunshine State. Experience South Beach, the Overseas Highway to Key West, the Dry Tortugas national park, reef diving at John Pennekamp Reef park and the Gulf Coasts magnificent beaches.

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