The In-Between Times

The In-Between Times

October 27, 2018 3 min read

I’m out of Norway and in-between new plans! I left just ahead of my tourist visa deadline and landed in Ireland early last week. I chose to go to Ireland because when life gets me down, that’s generally where I want to be. What better way to cope with having to leave unexpectedly than being…

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I’m Getting Kicked Out of Norway

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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Koh Phangan's Hippie Community

Koh Phangan's Hippie Community

September 16, 2018 6 min read

Living on the Fringes of a Fringe Community I am back in the yoga community of Koh Phangan, Thailand. If you are a frequent reader, you know this island is in Thailand, but rather than being distinctly Thai, it is more like the Bermuda Triangle of new-age spirituality, which I wrote about here. This island…

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A Map to Anywhere – Episode 1. Here to Anywhere

A Map to Anywhere – Episode 1. Here to Anywhere

September 09, 2018 2 min read

A Map to Anywhere, as a series… This week, I’m excited to kick off a new project of mine and a new video series! Throughout my travels, I’ve met so many people who are living on the fringes of life. People figuring things out in their own way and finding a way to live that’s…

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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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How to Chose a Backpack for Travel

How to Chose a Backpack for Travel

August 12, 2018 8 min read

When choosing a backpack for travel there are a few things to look for and preferences to keep in mind based on how you want to travel. I’ve tried quite a few different ones and here are some things I’ve learned about backpacks along the way. Along that line, here are some resources for packing…

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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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An Introduction to Costa Rica – Where to Go

An Introduction to Costa Rica – Where to Go

August 03, 2018 3 min read

Where to go in Costa Rica Are you planning a trip to Costa Rica? Unsure where you want to go and what to see? Even though it’s a small country, it’s well-touristed. So, when you start figuring out where to go in Costa Rica, it can be information overload. This post in intended to narrow…

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What Long-Term Travel is Really Like

What Long-Term Travel is Really Like

July 29, 2018 3 min read

What Travel is Really Like I’ve been traveling for quite a while. And to tell someone what travel is really like, often means taking a detour from the images we have in our heads. And I’ve noticed that over the last few years, the portrayal of travel on social media has changed drastically. I don’t…

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