I am a planner. I have three calendars (two online, in case one fails to back-up) and a physical one, because there is a whale on it and I absolutely loved the design. I use them rigidly, they structure my day and I love spending time updating them (that being said, also a huge-time-waster...). That's... Continue Reading →


In about 48 hours A and I will be on our way to La-La-Land (also known as Los Angeles). Although we've lived in the US for quite some time and we both, independently have traveled to the west coast, we've never made it out to LA. There's actually a lot of places that we live... Continue Reading →

The walk of chafe

Okay, so now that you know a little about Chios and you know a little more about the driving situation in Chios, let me tell you about some of the things that one definitely should (not) miss. Fall has officially arrived in Oslo, and people surprisingly wasted no time getting their parkers, their big scarfs... Continue Reading →

Nürnberger sausage love.

This Christmas A and I decided to travel to Nuremberg to experience Europe’s biggest Christmas market. After all, no one does Christmas markets quite like Continental Europe and if you have ever been, you know what I mean! It’s a food coma mixed with hot spicy drinks and just an overall exciting feeling of jollyness.... Continue Reading →

Three days in paradise.

#summer2k16 so far has everything but what I imagined it would be. I left for Germany on July 5th for three weeks of intense catering to teenagers’ needs. To be honest, I don’t know what I expected but I can with 100% certainty say, I did not expect this. The three weeks were intense emotionally... Continue Reading →

My safety net.

I am 28 years old, I am married, I have a regular day job, pay my bills on time. You could call me settled and I wouldn't be upset. I have a good support system in Norway, in the US and in Austria. I figured that would be enough, but truth to be told, there... Continue Reading →

French fries, caves and a mosasaurus

After a stressful but successful semester and a short and exhausting trip to Berlin I visited A in Maastricht, Netherlands. Now, I don't know how much you know about the Netherlands, but my knowledge was limited to windmills, wooden clogs and a crazy love for bikes. All my prejudices were instantly debunked: The only windmill I... Continue Reading →

The vacation that wasn’t

When you are in a relationship you learn to compromise. There are, of course, different levels of compromise. Some compromises are tiny, like where you go out for dinner or who cleans the hamster cage, other compromises are a bit bigger, e.g. who pays what bills and who cleans the bathroom. For A and me,... Continue Reading →

To do, to don’t, to done.

When A and I first moved to Norway, some odd forever years ago (that's at least how long it feels), we agreed that hiking to Preikestolen is on our absolute MUST to do list! Every other month or so, we would go back and look at the breathtaking pictures, telling each other, that next vacation... Continue Reading →

Two places at once.

Did you ever feel like there was not enough time and you needed to rush between places? Well, in Iceland you can be in two places at once without ever feeling like you have to use time travel or travel faster than light. I know, that my childhood was a bit different than others. Not... Continue Reading →

Moon shadows

It is Friday. The second Friday of the new year. You know what that means? A and I are going on vacation!!!!!!! (This I tell you to firstly feel super jealous and secondly because A and I badly need this vacation). This being said, this will also be our last vacation before we get married,... Continue Reading →

The travelinsurance

I never check the 'I want a travel insurance' box, because I never think about not making my flight, canceling due to sickness or any other unexpected happenings. It's only 10 bucks extra but when checking that box, am I not in a way already asking for trouble? To me checking that box indicates, that... Continue Reading →

London calling

By now you already know that we had a crazy busy weekend so far. That it was exhausting and mystical at the same time. It didn't get less crazy when Sunday came around, although I was finally able to sleep in until 6.45! Since the day before was so incredibly crazy and exhausting, we decided... Continue Reading →

Day 1 1/2 (one and a half)

This past weekend was awesome. So awesome in fact, that in my head, I am still not fully returned. I am still on vacation with A. Still some place else, a place so awesome, I can't hardly find words for it. But for the sake of this story, I will try my best. Since A... Continue Reading →

Nifty much?

There are many wrongs in this world, Southern hospitality isn't one of them. - That, I realized in the summer of 2010. Early on a Wednesday morning mid July did A and I pack up our suitcases into A's car and were on our way to the warm and southern arms of Georgia. We could... Continue Reading →

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