Husky Sledding in Northern Norway

Husky Sledding has always been on my list of things to do while travelling the world and at long last we managed to do it in the Norwegian Arctic. It was a two and a half hour drive to the husky farm on Andøya Island in Vesterålen and on the way we passed a dozen…

Winter mountain hiking in Vesterålen | Norway

We haven’t managed to hike much of Vesterålen due to the abundant snow this winter, but some freak warm weather came along and torrential rain melted all the snow away. In just one day our lovely white scenery was replaced with a drab, brown landscape. The ground was boggy and all that remained white was…

A scenic roadtrip through Vesterålen | Norway

There’s not many places in the world where you can see more wild animals than humans but we did exactly that on a recent roadtrip through Vesterålen. Craig was given the job of driving a group of guests to the most northerly point of the archipelago for a whale safari and I managed to grab…

Escaping to a Norwegian Wilderness Cabin

Our boots quickly filled with snow as we walked along the powdery trail to the Guvåg hut, a wilderness cabin in Vesterålen. Ptarmigan and rabbit prints dotted the snowy ground as we walked alongside frozen sections of sea, steep mountains and overgrown forest. We visited the cabin last winter and fell in love with the…

Kick-sledding and Snowshoeing Adventures | Norway

After a wet and cloudy start to Norway we’ve finally got snow…absolutely shit loads of the stuff. We’ve had to plow the pathways, boats and roofs daily. Giant icicles hang like stalactites from our house and wind whips up the old snow creating hard to budge snow-dunes. We’ve made the most of the situation by…

A Traditional Norwegian Christmas in Senja | Northern Norway

Senja is an area of Norway I’ve longed to visit. It’s the second largest island in the country, shaped like a piece of jagged coral reef and home to some of the most dramatic mountains that drop directly into the sea. As luck would have it we were invited to join our host on a…

Volunteering as Lumberjacks in the Mosel Region | Germany

After four months in Asia we were pretty zapped by the heat, we still wanted to return to the Philippines but the flight price and duration weren’t very appealing so we just went on Skyscanner and searched cheap destinations from the Maldives. The cheap countries to fly to were Germany, France and Switzerland so we…

How to visit The Maldives on a budget

What if I told you that you don’t need to win the lottery to be able to visit The Maldives? It all depends on how you travel the country, you could spend $10,000 a night for a water villa on a resort island OR you could pay as little as $30 for a nice en-suite…

Swimming with Manta Rays on Ukulhas Island | The Maldives

Ukulhas island was the fourth and final local island we visited in the Maldives and our last chance for seeing manta rays. It’s a fairly popular island with a big selection of guesthouses, a few eaterys and an award for being an eco friendly island. Our guesthouse host met us at the jetty and he…

The good, the bad & the ugly on Feridhoo Island | The Maldives

I found Feridhoo Island by chance, it’s one of the more recent local islands to open its doors to tourists and from what I read it had a desert-island vibe thanks to hardly any other tourists, an incredible beach and some of the best house reef to snorkel. Some people had also stayed on expensive…