I’m Getting Kicked Out of Norway | A Map to Anywhere

I’m Getting Kicked Out of Norway

October 20, 2018 4 min read

You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here. I know this sounds dramatic. And despite my best efforts to play it cool, and go with the flow and all that, getting kicked out of Norway has been very dramatic. For the first time since giving up my lease in July of 2017,…

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Myken Distillery – Episode 3. From Salt Water to Spirits

Myken Distillery – Episode 3. From Salt Water to Spirits

September 23, 2018 2 min read

Jan Hellstrøm, Myken Destilleri Episode 3 of a A Map to Anywhere is from my travels to Myken, Norway and more specifically, the Myken Destilleri. You may have seen the original video of my trip to the island, but if you haven’t let me set the scene. Imagine getting on a boat in Northern Norway. The…

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A Map to Anywhere – Episode 2. From Farming to Facebook

A Map to Anywhere – Episode 2. From Farming to Facebook

September 16, 2018 2 min read

From Farm to Facebook Aimee’s Farm When you imagine a Norwegian farmer, there are probably a few different images that come to mind, but most likely none of them look like Aimee Larsen. They probably look a lot more like Old MacDonald and say things like E-I-E-I-O, whatever that’s supposed to mean. I love stories…

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Myken, Norway – Next Hipster Destination?

Myken, Norway – Next Hipster Destination?

August 19, 2018 3 min read

Myken, Norway is making a comeback. With it’s craft whiskey distillery and ultra cool camper/caravan bed and breakfast, it may the new hipster destination… It’s best to go there first, so you can say you knew about it back before everyone knew it was cool. Welcome to Myken… This week, I traveled to an island…

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The Peculiar Mating Habits of the Native Norwegian

The Peculiar Mating Habits of the Native Norwegian

August 10, 2018 5 min read

I have been in Norway for a month. I have been dating a Norwegian for about 5 months. What I have learned in immersing myself in this culture, and dating a Norwegian (all for the sake of research), is that the peculiar mating habits of the native Norwegian are one of our world’s most fascinating…

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How to Travel Norway Better, Cheaper and Smarter

How to Travel Norway Better, Cheaper and Smarter

August 05, 2018 7 min read

How to Travel Norway Better, Cheaper and Smarter! I mean it when I say Norway is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. However, figuring out how to travel Norway can take some work. I also mean it when I say Norway is the most expensive place I’ve ever been. Norway is the land of $30…

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10 Weird Norwegian Foods + VIDEO

10 Weird Norwegian Foods + VIDEO

July 22, 2018 3 min read

10 Weird Norwegian Foods We Found in the Grocery Store I like Norway, but their food is a little…. Well, weird. When it costs $60 to go out to lunch, you can imagine you spend a lot of time in grocery stores and cooking for yourself.  In that time, I have collected an assortment of…

 

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Lofoten, Norway – with VIDEO

Lofoten, Norway – with VIDEO

July 14, 2018 3 min read

Lofoten, Norway If you were to get into a plane and fly to Oslo, and then continue your journey, high above the Arctic Circle to a remote group of islands inhabited by the fishermen, you would find yourself in what is called Lofoten, Norway. And you would be in awe. Like, jaw-dropping, Jesus-Christ-this-exists?! Awe. Lofoten…

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Sørfjorden, Norway – A Special Place in the World

Sørfjorden, Norway – A Special Place in the World

March 30, 2018 6 min read

Have you ever found yourself in a location while traveling that you never planned to be? I never would have planned on going to Sørfjorden. If you would have given me a map of Norway and asked where I wanted to go, I would have either chosen the town where my relatives were from or…

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Nordland, Norway

Nordland, Norway

March 27, 2018 6 min read

How did I get here?! I had one of those mornings when you can’t remember where you are and how you got there. When I remembered, I had to laugh to myself when I retraced my winding steps and the flights that had brought me from Thailand to Ireland and now Norway, of anywhere in…

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