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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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 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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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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Sweet Protection with Ride Wild 2014 I @SatuWV I Destination Unknown

Sweet Give Away with Sweet Protection – What Are Dreams Made of?

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth October 6, 2014

Did you know that skateboarding was banned in Norway until 1989, as deemed too dangerous? If you are wondering what that has do with anything, or with this blog post at least, this ban and its influence were part of the reason why few boys in a small village of […]

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Five Weeks on a Bicycle: Making of a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model?

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth October 2, 2014

Love handles, spare tire, beer belly… Those extra (unnecessary) bits attached firmly to many of our bodies do go with various names, and I have to admit, I was curious to see what was going to happen to my “winter blanket” during the recent five-week and 2500 kilometer bicycling trip […]

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Furusjøen, Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

What to Do When Adventure Is Over – My Formula to Stay Sane

by Satu Vänskä-Westgarth September 29, 2014

Here were are, at home in Norway where the sun is shining one moment and then the next, the sky opens for a shower. Not much different from Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way, really, although that’s where the similarities end. After sitting on a bicycle, day after day for […]

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