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.
How To Eat For Free In Spain’s Andalusian Region (The Tapa Experience)
Few regions in Spain still serve free tapas with drinks, the Andalusian region is still an exception. How to eat the most delish Spanish food for free!
Alhambra Palace and Fortress Complex, Granada, Spain
The Alhambra palace and fortress in southern Spain is a must see for any traveller. A unique complex built by the Arabian Nasrid dynasty, the last Muslim dynasty of the Iberian peninsula. Built in the 13th century it is a stunning piece of architecture.
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 […]
Karpathos, Our Favourite Greek Island Paradise
Everyone tries to find “their” Greek island paradise, and with so many islands to choose from, it is just the case of looking, and you will find your piece of Greek heaven. We found ours at Karpathos.
The Sakura, Japan’s Cherry Blossoming Season
The Sakura is here! The spectacle that is the Japanese cherry blossom season has started in the land of the rising sun. We were so lucky to be able to travel to Japan during the season of blossoming and spirng.
Interview with Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil of Soundgarden
Interview with Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, done for Norway Rock Magazine in 2013 before their show at Oslo Spectrum on the 7th of September.
Pearl Jam Albums Ranked From Not So Bad To Totally Epic!
Pearl Jam albums ranked from not so bad to totally epic. The seventh grunge fathers of Seattle and all their released albums ranked for Norway Rock Magazine.
Interview with Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age
Interview with Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age about life, music, touring and grunge.
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 7: Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
The great green lungs of London, Hyde Park and Kensignton Gardens are filled with lakes, playgrounds, statues, memorials and great outdoor drinking and eating. When you feel like a rest from the hustle and bustle of central London, the parks are the place to relax and enjoy the silence.
Love Letters to London, Part 6: Pubs!
London is famous for its pubs. A pub is the hub in any local community in Britain. The nectar of life is served in a pint to locals and tourists alike. Here are some of our favourites in London.
Love Letters to London, Part 5: Hampstead Heath
A great little outing from central London is to take the tube to Hampstead (Northern line) and Hampstead Heath park, it is a great walk to one of the great viewpoints of London at Parliament Hill.
Love Letters to London, Part 4: Shoreditch
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 hipster fashion and food.
Love Letters to London, Part 3: Regent`s Canal, Paddington to Camden Lock
A great London canal walk on the Regent`s Canal from Paddington to Camden Lock. A different walk in tranquil surroundings in the heart of London. Great pubs along the way!
Love Letters to London, Part 2: London Sightseeing!
The most epic virtual London sightseeing! We have tried to write down the 5 hour sightseeing we used to do as tour guides in London in the mid 90s. An amazing journey through London`s sights and history.
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.
Eagles Of Death Metal at L’Olympia, Paris, 16th February 2016
5 years ago I had the unbelieveable experience of seeing live in concert the rock band Eagles Of Death Metal live in Paris just 3 months after the Bataclan terrorist attacks on 13th November 2015. An emotional concert to celebrate life and love.
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.
A Very Norwegian Weekend
A very Norwegian weekend is spent at the cabin in the mountains, cross country skiing and of course afterskiing.
The Texas Traverse From El Paso to Terlingua Ghost Town, Big Bend National Park, Fredericksburg and Austin
Everything is bigger in Texas. This roadtrip was filled with epic horizons, ghost towns, natural spring pools and the amazing Big Bend National Park. A great adventure in the lone star state!
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!
New York City Walks, Shop `till You Drop!
New York and Manhattan is a shoppers paradise. Everyone has their own needs and preferences, here are some of ours!
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.” […]
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.
New York City Walks, the Meatpacking District
The Meatpacking district of New York has gone from seedy meaty underbelly of Manhattan to upscale chickness in the last two decades. Still it is one of the more interesting and diverse areas of the Big Apple.
New York City walks, Bleecker Street
Bleecker Street of New York is pop culture, punk attitude, foodie paradise and shoppers delight. The most interesting street in New York with tons of history on every corner.
North Island, New Zealand, kia ora!
New Zealands North Island is filled with spectacular scenery, boiling mud pools and stunning beaches. A travellers dream. Kia ora, New Zealand!
South Island, New Zealand, e aroha ana ahau ki a koe!
New Zealands South Island is an adrenaline junkies heaven, a trekkers paradise, a movie buffs wet dream and a dolphin lovers ultimate destination.
Our favourite New York hotels
Our pick of 5 favourite New York hotels.
The El Paso Loop, Texas/New Mexico, USA.
A great 3 day loop from El Paso, Texas, via White Sands national park, Valley of Fire, Lincoln, Roswell and Carlsbad Caverns
back to El Pasowith some epic Harley roads in between.
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.
Tokyo Eats! Navigating Tokyo restaurants.
The awesomeness of Tokyos many restaurants and bars. Wherever you choose to eat it will be a unique experience in food and culture.
US Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
The legendary first lady of roadtrips in the USA, the Pacific Coast Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
African safaris in Masai Mara, Kenya and Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa.
Legendary safari destinations in Kenya and South Africa, the Masai Mara and Madikwe Game Reserve.
Seattle to San Francisco, The Pacific Coast Highway
The Pacific Coast Highway from the home of grunge via Oregon and the Lost Coast of northern California to San Francisco.
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)
Komandoo Island Resort, Maldives.
The most romantic destination in the world, the Maldives. Our visit to our home away from home, the Komandoo Island Resort. We love it!
A Quick glance at San Francisco
A quick glance at the great city of San Francisco!
The Pacific Coast Highway from Seattle to San Francisco
The Pacific Coast Highway from Seattle to San Francisco is one of the most spectacular stretches of road you can drive in USA.
For the love of New York, and Temple Of The Dog!
Someone with 87 million followers on Twitter has just tweeted “New York has gone to hell” and that makes us sad. Because New York is our favourite big city in the world.