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Little Escape in my Home Town – Why It’s Good to be a Selfish Mother

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth July 27, 2014

I was planning to take a quick trip to Morocco, virtually at least, and cook some foreign foods here at home while all the same clearing a backlog of images I hoped to share one day. But all I can think of is Ireland. The route. The activities we can do […]

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The Truth about Bike Touring

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth July 18, 2014

I was pretty confident I cracked the code on this bike touring “thing” while exploring the west coast of Norway few weeks back, but as always when something seems to be too good to be true, so it was to be with bike touring too. Coffee shops (and cakes) – […]

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Biking along 350 Kilometers of Stunning Norwegian Coastline with Unfortunate Lack of Coffee shops

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth July 6, 2014

There’s so much information stored in the thin lines following the coastline on our map, some lines extending over the sea and others escaping inland in search of more direct routes from one spot to another. And at the same time those lines and small black dots indicating towns and […]

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Biking – there’s nothing more to it than pedaling, right?

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth June 18, 2014

What’s the logical thing to do after you somewhat publicly announce that you will cycle 2500 kilometers in a couple of months time, especially when even with all the goodwill in the world you can not be called a “biker”? Going for a bike ride, comes in my mind first, […]

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Start of an Adventure: Wild Atlantic Way and Ride Wild 2014!

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth May 22, 2014

I needed an adventure. Badly. My husband didn’t think twice when I sent him a text message last autumn about me doing a 2500km bike-ride, tongue in cheek. Maybe he forgot that I don’t really bike on roads, long distances anyway. This is it then, I thought. Me, two of […]

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The many returns – over ten years of Italian village life revisited

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth May 15, 2014

There’s a feel-good factor to returning to places I have visited before. No matter how many times I’ve been there. The first time I ventured to Campertogno, a small village in the Italian Alps couple of hours from Milan, was in 2003. It’s the kind of place you might drive […]

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When superwoman came crashing down – travelling alone with two kids to Barcelona and quick guide to how to do it right

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth May 14, 2014

Finding the exact wording is little tricky here. Was I travelling with two kids to Barcelona? For sure. Or was it more like I was dragging them to and around Barcelona? That too. Or maybe I was running after (one of) them, more like it? You could put it that […]

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