Road tripping in the Arctic: North Cape

Norway’s Hurtigruten (Coastal Express) passes through the most stunning scenery as it voyages from Bergen to Kirkenes, next door to Russia’s Kola Peninsula. The entire round trip takes 11 days and is a leisurely way to see the ruggedly beautiful skerries. My mission this morning, [...]

2021-09-07T15:37:06+01:007 September 2021|Norway, Road trips|

Poland road trip 2021: responsible travel in the corona era

Preface Another year with COVID-19, another year with a powerful need to spread the wings and go. Anywhere! All but essential foreign travel is discouraged. That has been the mantra here in Norway for the last 18 months. Seems like forever. It has been a [...]

2021-09-10T13:49:19+01:0031 August 2021|Poland, Road trips, UNESCO World Heritage|

This one time in Norway (2.9 billion years ago)

Remember our little road trip across the Hardangervidda Plateau to see the new foot bridge across Vøringsfossen waterfall last summer? Well, Cat and I enjoyed the journey and the landscape so much, we decided to cross the plateau again. Returning from a quick visit to [...]

Favourite Fjällbacka, by Instagram (mostly)

I have a few favourite places around the world. Or maybe not so few. But they include this little village just 12 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland, where we lived when Cat was a baby, back in 2003. And this other little village in [...]

Oslo – Bergen road trip: across the Hardangervidda Plateau

A road trip across Europe's largest mountain plateau is better suited to photos than to words. The landscape speaks for itself.Random roadside scene, summer at HardangerviddaCrossing the mountain from Oslo to Bergen, you can choose between several passes. The ones most frequently used, are the [...]

2021-02-26T19:50:40+00:0014 February 2021|Norway, Road trips|

Muynak and the dying sea

What does dark tourism mean to you? Do you think of Auschwitz? The fields of Flanders or Cambodia's killing fields? Chernobyl? Robben Island? Pompeii? The Berlin Wall? Places where barbaric acts of terrorism have taken place? A walk in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper [...]

Athens to Thessaloniki Road Trip

I’ve just returned from a short road trip in Greece. It was a much-needed break, an opportunity to see my fave travel mates, and, as an added bonus, a chance to celebrate my birthday in another country. That's a 3-in-1 Kinderegg right there!We spent a [...]

2021-09-06T16:07:16+01:0022 November 2020|Greece, Road trips, UNESCO World Heritage|
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