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Norway by Motorhome: Lofoten, Senja & Tromsø

Hamnøy, spectacular drive through the Lofoten islands

For years we had been talking about traveling Norway by motorhome. Then came the summer of 2020 when flying on vacation was out of the question. We couldn’t wait any longer, we bought a motorhome and off we went, to the arctic islands of Norway! We traveled the long way to Lofoten, Senja and Tromsø, to follow marked routes to ...

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The Arctic Lapland Spring: Snowdrifts and Sunlight

Arctic Lapland spring: on the fell top, Ylläs, Lapland

We will show you the sunny, shining early spring of Lapland. In April Lapland bathes in light and the masses of snow make it sparkle even more. The bright sunshine, long days and mild temperatures make the arctic Lapland spring the total opposite of the dark winter time. March and April are the ideal months for skiing on Lapland’s snowy ...

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Ostrobothnia Road Trip in a Motorhome

Ostrobothnia road trip, Kauhajoki

For us, like for many others, this year was a year of domestic travel. We have been using our motorhome for short trips, spring, summer and autumn. One of the highlights was the Ostrobothnia road trip we took in early summer. The main reason was to meet family, and in addition we enjoyed what the region offers.  Ostrobothnia road trip ...

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Wicklow Mountains Scenic Drive from Dublin

Glendalough St. Kevin's Church and round stone tower

The Wicklow Mountains scenic drive is one of the top itineraries of Ireland. What you will see is heather slopes, vast plains and rugged wilderness, combined with fine Celtic stone constructions. We wanted to see these mountains, hired a car and set off from Dublin airport.  Even when there is a good choice of bus tours from Dublin city we ...

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Lake Como Weekend from Milan Malpensa

Lake Como weekend: Villa del Balbianello garden

Looking for a weekend getaway? Lake Como in North Italy is the perfect place to go, just a 40 minute drive from Milan Malpensa airport. The fjord-like lake is the deepest in Italy, framed by mountains rising from the water. The highest mountains like Monte Legnone, 2600 m, are snow-capped most of the time. Lake Como lets you combine alpine ...

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Hiking in Tenerife: Day Trip to Mount Teide by Car

Hiking in Tenerife: Day Trip to Mount Teide by Car

We went to Mount Teide by car and hiked in the moon landscape of the volcanic national park. It was a great family day out up at 2000 meters and a scenic drive to remember. Beaches are what most tourists come for to Tenerife, but try to leave your resort at least for a day. Driving to Mount Teide by ...

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Pokhara: Short Hikes, Lake and the Annapurnas

Pokhara lakeside

Pokhara is a lakeside city at 900 m which in Nepal means the lowlands. Yet the city is at the very foot of the Himalayas. In Pokhara you can combine subtropical climate with snow-capped peaks – added with a green mountain lake. Pokhara, Nepal offers short hikes, a lake and the Annapurnas. The Annapurna Massif is literally behind the corner. The ...

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Travel in Nepal: Mountains and UNESCO Heritage

Nepal: Nature, Culture and UNESCO Sights

One day we understood we were going to travel to Nepal. Clas had a Kathmandu business trip approaching and should spend a week or two in the Nepalese capital. So I started creating a trip to the mountain country from scratch. What can we do and where should we travel in Nepal? Nepal children in Sarangkot, Annapurnas Most travelers go ...

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Autumn Trip to Lapland: Reindeer, Ruska and Auroras

Visiting the three nations border point, Lapland

I was got a chance to join an autumn trip to Lapland, to the top of Finland and to the top of Europe. Lapland is the wild north that has reindeer, fells and auroras. And in autumn they have the ruska, as the Finns call it, meaning yellow leaves. What was the place then? Kilpisjärvi, or Gilbbesjavri in the local ...

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5 Great Ways to Find the Old, Beautiful Mallorca

View of Estellencs, Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca

The sunny island of Mallorca is one of my favorites, it has something that always makes me return. Walking on cliffs, swimming in calm turquoise waters and strolling in the old town of Palma are my ways to enjoy the beautiful Mallorca. Or should I go hiking in the mountains, or just drive across the countryside? I can do all ...

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