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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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Life in Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Here and Now

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth April 22, 2015

It’s seven AM and the alarm goes off, like it does on most mornings. I crawl from under the duvet avoiding the two little bodies pressed to me. Looks like the kiddos have made their way into our bed for cuddles during the night, once again. Not long after, the […]

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Bike Touring Packing List and Whole Lot of Cakes (from the Wild Atlantic Way)

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth March 30, 2015

What to pack for five weeks of cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland? Or for any long bike ride really? If you looked into one of my bike panniers last August or asked my traveling companions, they might have said that I just need my mobile phone (or two), laptop, […]

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Norwegian Winter Skiing Adventure: In the Search for Snow

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth March 20, 2015

That very first night of my very first multi-day ski adventure, right about the time my friend Åsa was clinging onto a tree while her sledge and hunting dog Scooby tried to pull her down the steep hill into the darkness, I lost one of my skis. There was no […]

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Skeikampen in Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

When Travel Destination Becomes Home: The Plan for the Next Forty Years

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth March 5, 2015

It almost became a habit, the repeated departures and arrivals. The exhilarating feeling of having all your belongings packed in couple of bags or in the boot of a car with no or new destination in mind, does have a certain addictive quality to it after all. New life, new […]

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Fishing in Northern Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Hello Happy 2015!

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth January 8, 2015

Last year, right about this time I scribbled down my single goal for the year which was the abstract notion of “feeling good”. Feeling good through travel, going on adventures and spending less time online. With this New Year it’s time to say goodbye to my extended, adventure-filled and quite […]

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Adventure a Week: Never Too Young (or Old)

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth January 5, 2015

I’m going to bypass the start of 2015 very quickly by wishing Happy New Year, as on Thursday I’ll have bit of loving on its way for 2014, 2015 and Instagram Travel Thursday. Instead, I’ll get straight to the business of adventure. A term, that I seem to use very […]

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