Sunset on Mykines, Faroe Islands I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Far in the Faroe Islands: Shaky & Stunning Start in the Land of Maybe

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth August 27, 2015

The crowd was clapping. First tentatively, with only couple of the passengers initiating their appreciation for the flight crew, with more and more people joining in as the relief washed over us. Moments before the plane had lost altitude as we approached the international and only airport, Vagar, in the […]

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The Oh So Faraway Adventures with the Family

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth August 11, 2015

What started off as my personal “adventure a week” sanity project to get outdoors with the kids while not harbouring any regrets for maybe (read: surely) missing some bigger adventures, when at home alone with the two youngest of the family, has over the weeks and months become somewhat unconscious sentiment […]

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Family travel: It’s overrated

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth August 4, 2015

Couple of months ago Italy greeted me with sunshine and said a watery good-bye with heavy rains. It was a week of eating world’s best pizzas, in plural, in the tiny little village of Campertogno and washing those perfectly cheesy bits down with a glass of typical local, slightly sparkling wine. It […]

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Faroe Islands by Kimberley Coole / Visit Faroe Islands

Here It Is: The Next Big(gish) Adventure!

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth June 2, 2015

Right about two years ago, I reclined on our Ikea armchair my pregnant belly pointing positively upwards and felt trapped. Trapped indoors, trapped in all the expectations that come with being a mother, and trapped in the balancing act of work and outdoor life as I used to know it. Frankly, […]

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Valdresflye National Tourist Route, Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Adventure a Week: Road Trip along Valdresflya, one of Norway’s National Tourist Routes

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth May 19, 2015

A while back I declared the “Adventure a Week” sanity project which has been just that, keeping me sane when my husband has been gone for few weeks at a time. And it has even kept me sane when he has been at close proximity. Even though I’ve been suspiciously […]

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Ski touring in Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

VIDEO: Norwegian Winter Skiing (mis)Adventure

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth May 13, 2015

May or not, it only takes a few minutes to drive up the mountain here in Norway to where the views are positively wintery, hence I thought it would be quite OK to go back couple of months to a (mis)adventure on skis, this time in a form of a […]

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When Adventure Comes to You: Warm Showers and Bike Trip Almost Around the World

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth April 27, 2015

The email arrived, unannounced and slightly by surprise on one nondescript weekday afternoon and I immediately perked up. Biking adventure almost around the world?! 45,000 kilometers?! In two years!? Looks like when we aren’t out adventuring, adventure comes to us. Or at least those people who go out adventuring do. […]

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