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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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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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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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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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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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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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