Category: Norway

View from top of hike in Sortland, Vesterålen, Norway

I’ve been struggling to convey a satisfactory description of our month in the bewildering north of Norway.  There is so much to express.  The snowcapped mountain view from our living room window alone drew fresh wonder from us each morning.  And everything else we saw moved us in the much same way. We had a lovely start, as our kind landlords welcomed us very late in the evening to our toasty warm, extraordinarily cozy home for the month.  This was my first…

Reine, Norway in Lofoten.

We’ve just spent a gorgeous April in the picturesque north of Norway.  We stayed in Sortland, a peaceful town resting between pristine sound waters and snow capped mountains.  Tumbling within reach of this home base is the archipelago of Lofoten–a tempting location for all wanderers of the world.  On one special day, our family ventured deep into the mysterious chain of islands to witness the reknowned brilliance for ourselves. Pushing through to the last hours of daylight, we absorbed as much of the arctic scenery as possible.  View after view of…

Dominicalito, Costa Rica

Another year has passed, and no one is more surprised than I to see the path we wandered.  Twelve months ago, we were preparing our departure from Costa Rica with an open plan…letting our hearts decide each footstep in our own trail of life. January We couldn’t leave without visiting one of the world’s most biologically intense places on the planet, the Osa Penninsula… a place where toucans fought for our attention, calling, “Look at me!  Look at me!” After this…

Traveling with kids in Nicaragua

One of the major issues of being able to live anywhere in the world is that you have too many options.  Some countries only allow a short term stay due to visa requirements, but a true vagabond doesn’t find difficulty in this.  Say I want to live in Europe, but am traveling on a US passport?— I can only stay three months in the Schengen zone, and then must exit for three months. We can work with this problem.  We…

Death of our American Dream

Chris and I had one of those whirlwind romances fit for a screen play.  When my eyes first captured him, his figure was wrapped in sunlight as if he was glowing.  Do you believe in love at first sight? Two weeks of intoxicating late night conversations and endless bottles of red wine later, we boarded two different planes.  He was off to Austria to compete in his first Half Ironman triathlon, and I was going to spend the summer in…

To slack-line with a baby, travel light.

The process of parting with material possessions once again is in full swing, now that we are leaving Atenas in two weeks.  We’ve done this before, and we’re getting smoother at transitioning.  Downsizing to only what we can carry on our back is challenging, especially when we’ve got two kids to carry as well.  I honestly don’t know how backpacking families do it, but I hope to be as efficient as them someday.  In the interim, here are the tips…

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