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Try Texas: It May Surprise You

I’ve been coming to Texas for twenty years and have seen it twenty ways, yet it keeps surprising me. Although I always enjoy splashing around in the pool and dancing to David Byrne LPs,...

Skogfjorden - CLV

A Place in the Woods

There’s this place in the woods, a place where I sort of grew up, really. Every summer, kids from all over the U.S. (and some from Norway!) gather to learn Norwegian, av alle ting!...

Löyly

Löyly Sauna in Helsinki

It was a lazy, foggy Sunday in Helsinki. The harbour was a mysterious cloud of uncertainty, making it impossible to tell which was was North, or even where the pier ended and the water began....

Tromsø

Tromsø and Her Northern Charm

Den lyste fra snømørket. Den strålte varmen fra innsiden. Slik var Tromsø for meg. For en by, for et folk, for en festival, for en ferie. It lit up, up from the darkness of...

The World at Your Doorstep

I was standing in my doorway in Melbourne, with a cup of coffee in one hand, and signing for a registered letter with the other. The letter was from the Oslo county governor. A...

Beach

Om det å flytte

Du kunne ha sagt at Solveig (74) fra Tøyen har en mye mer spennende historie enn de fleste. Alan ikke verst, heller. Det var en søndagsmorgen i juni, og jeg hadde fortsatt litt hjemmelengsel....

MCG

FOOTY

It’s all well and good that I have added words like “reckon” and “brekky” into my everyday vocabulary, but I’m not completely integrated until I start to like footy, hey. (For the record, I...

Queenstown

Queenstown, NZ

Queenstown, New Zealand. Stunning first impression of the country. Everything about this trip was a pleasant surprise. You would think I was sick of flying by now, but I looked forward to the three...