Givær Island near Bodø, Northern Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Escape to Arctic North and Why It Is Good Not to Wake up in Your Own Bed

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth November 18, 2014

I was curled on the seat of the train, happy to have no one sitting next to me so I could stretch across the two seats in a desperate attempt to get some sleep in the overnight train heading as north as you can go in Norway. Bodø. I was […]

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Cape Clear Island along the Wild Atlantic Way I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

VIDEO: The End of the Wild Atlantic Way Biking Adventure

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth November 13, 2014

That’s it, finally, some might say. The last video from the Ride Wild 2014 biking adventure along the 2500 kilometres of the Wild Atlantic Way. As it’s been over two months that me and my friends finished the long bike ride, it really is about the time to wrap this […]

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Mizen Head Signal Station, Ireland I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

VIDEO: Wonderful West Cork along the Wild Atlantic Way

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth October 31, 2014

You’d think that after finishing the 2500 kilometer bike ride along the Wild Atlantic Way almost two months ago I’d be done with the posts about Ireland, but think again. While I might have gone overboard with some image posts from West Cork (is 33 images going overboard?), there’s been […]

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Furusjøen, Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Holiday Close to Home: Escape to the Norwegian Mountains

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth October 28, 2014

There’s something quirky about Norwegian mountain hotels, fjellhoteller. They are often bit worn, not very sleek and when it comes to individual rooms, the emphasis has not been in making them so inviting that you’d like to disappear under your duvet for a day or two with a remote control in one […]

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Kehräsaari, Tampere Finland I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Finland Finland Finland: 24 Hours in My Hometown, Tampere

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth October 23, 2014

Escape. That seems to be the recurring theme when I travel to my hometown, Tampere in Finland. Earlier this year I disappeared for a “night out in town”, mama style, with a friend of mine, now it was me and my husband who jumped on our borrowed bikes and left […]

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Flying with kids I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Flying with Babies and Toddlers: Not Such a Big Deal After All

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth October 17, 2014

“This flying with babies and toddlers business, not such a big deal, really”, I though while trying to stop my toddler fiddling with the foldable table in front of her, and simultaneously holding on to the wriggling little man whose aim was to be anywhere but here. On my lap, on our […]

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Dingle Peninsula along Wild Atlantic Way I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

VIDEO: That One Week in Kerry…

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth October 13, 2014

Let’s make a quick escape to the Kingdom of Kerry in Ireland, virtually at least, although here in Norway we’re getting ready for the winter and snow could come any moment now. The snow, which is a topic of conversation pretty much every morning as the promise of “snow will be […]

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