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Traveling has been a lifelong passion for us. I started traveling before I was born (or so my parents tell me), but didn’t get around to blogging about traveling before 2005. Prior to that I wrote travel updates in letters and emails to anyone I thought could be interested.
Margrethe and I joined forces in 2015, before that she had done a lot of traveling that she documented on Facebook and Instagram. Now we travel together and make blog posts with pictures and short videos, to help us remember our experiences and hopefully inspire you to get out there and experience the World.

An unquenchable thirst for adventure

Sailing across the Pacific twice, crossing half the World on the Transsiberian Railroad and exploring Norway’s long coastline are just some of the trips we’ve done in recent years. Delve into our trips and be inspired to create your own unforgettable memories.

Sailing in Norway
Exploring unknown treasures

Sailing Stella Polaris
Across the Pacific

French Polynesia
Diving with sharks

Koh Samui: The Hangover movies comes to life.

Koh Samui: The Hangover movies comes to life.

After an eventful, but short stay in Frankfurt, we had a fantastic flight (on the brand new Airbus 380) with Thai Airways to Koh Samui, via Bangkok. On the the flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui we met Wes and Dee, the reason why we were in Thailand to begin with: Their...

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A long weekend in London

A long weekend in London

Forever has passed since I last traveled anywhere. At least it felt like that, because I haven´t really traveled anywhere since coming home from the sailing trip 2 years ago. I did have a couple of motorcycle adventures this summer, but it wasn´t traveling in the...

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A 2nd shot at mom’s 60th Birthday

A 2nd shot at mom’s 60th Birthday

Last year Martin (my brother) and I "kind of" miscalculated and invited my mom's friends to a splendid vegetarian coooking class to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday. When we were right in the middle of the preparations we discovered that our mom was turning 59 and not...

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Haze rendezvous

Haze rendezvous

DAY 1 At the crack of dawn I jumped out of bed and threw on my uniform. Next came a quick breakfast where I wolfed down a couple of eggs on toast, before I cleaned up my cabin by dumping all my crap inside my closet. I reminded the AB's to open the hatch to the...

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My first proper motorcycle trip

My first proper motorcycle trip

After buying a KTM 990 Adventure, a motorcycle that can take me around the World, it was high time to go on a proper adventure. Christer and I had decided to drive to Germany and depending on how the weather was, to either swing East to Poland, South into the heart of...

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Farewell to Facebook

Farewell to Facebook

I've decided to quit Facebook. I've basically been on Facebook since it was opened up to the general public. At first it was great, I got connected to tons of people that I hadn't been in touch with for years and it was easy to keep tabs on people around me. I felt...

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Australia

Australia

We left Noumea fully planning to sail to Coff's Harbor, but plans change (as they often do when you're dependent on the direction of the wind). We actually had decent wind for most of the trip, but  some bad weather was brewing further south and when the haul-out...

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New Caledonia

New Caledonia

After an awesome time with the volcano on Tanna it was time to lift anchor and move on. We had a really nice sail to New Caledonia, where we sailed straight to Noumea. We had planned to see more than just Noumea, but ended up staying there until we cast off for...

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Tanna and the Volcano

Tanna and the Volcano

Tanna in Vanuatu is all about the volcano, so needless to say when we were there, we were all about the volcano. It was awesome. We spent an entire afternoon and an hour after dark witnessing the fury of the volcano. It is amazing. Anywhere else on the planet we...

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An illegal stop in Fiji

An illegal stop in Fiji

When we sailed away from Tonga the plan was to sail straight to Tanna in Vanuatu. That did not happen, because the winds abandoned us 20 nm away from the Lau islands (part of Fiji) a full 700 nm away from Vanuatu. Being a bit unorthodox, I decided to put in a highly...

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Hanging in Tonga

Hanging in Tonga

The trip from Niue to Tonga was a fast one. Our stay on Tonga was almost faster. It basically boiled down to hanging out in Vava'u for a couple of days, before we did a couple of cave dives and then sailed on for Vanuatu. The reason for this sudden increased pace is...

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Adventures on Niue

Adventures on Niue

Whales, Speight's, road-tripping, cave-diving, snorkeling, curry and nightclubbing sums up our sensational 2 1/2 days stay on Niue. Talk about a whirlwind tour of the island. We got a premonition that the stop would be mayhem based on me having an awesome Angel of...

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A relaxing stay on Palmerston

A relaxing stay on Palmerston

If you haven't been to Palmerston, don't plan on flying here. The nearest airport is 2 days away on a fast moving motor boat. The normal way to get here is on a supply ship that shows up every 3 - 6 months, the only other contact with the outside World is with...

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Partying on Bora Bora

Partying on Bora Bora

Bora Bora has been amazing. It is a picture perfect island and I understand why many people go here for their honeymoon. When we arrived we found a small bay on To'opua right next to the Hilton Bora Bora Nui hotel, so we had good neighbors. Chad and Bret's birthdays...

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Seeing the sights on Moorea

Seeing the sights on Moorea

I was very happy to make the short sail to Moorea, because I had heard so many good reports about it. I can honestly say that it delivered in full. What was nice was that Don and Devin on Liquid Courage, as well as Lee on Jargo also made the trip across, so we had...

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Tearing it up in Tahiti

Tearing it up in Tahiti

After what seemed like way too short a time in the Tuamotos, we sailed to Tahiti. We went there to celebrate Jacob's 30th birthday and to do a crew change. When I say Tahiti most people think of honeymoons. When I think of Tahiti, I think of one long party with great...

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Amazing Tuamotos

Though arriving in the Tuamotos in French Polynesia was like finding paradise on Earth, we were close to having a catastrophic arrival. On the day we were due to arrive, my brother woke me up and told me that we had lost all power, that there was no wind and that we...

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Sailing the Marquesas

Sailing the Marquesas

When I say that I'm in the Marquesas, most people have no clue where it is. I actually think that very few people would be able to find these islands on a map unless they knew precisely where to look. When I say they are in the South Pacific, part of French Polynesia,...

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Crossing the Pacific

Crossing the Pacific

When we crossed the Pacific, the longest sail we did was from Galapagos to the Marquesas in French Polynesia. It took us 20 days and 18 hours from when we lifted anchor in San Cristobal to when it was firmly set again 2984 nautical miles later in Angels...

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On our way

We have just sailed from Galapagos and are on our way to French Polynesia.You can keep track of our progress by pressing THIS LINK ... or THIS ONE.On the first one I'll try to write every 3 days or so.Next stop French Polynesia!

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Amazing Galapagos

The word amazing actually does a poor job at explaining how unbelievable our stay on Galapagos has been. I sit here on anchor just off San Cristobal in Wreck Bay reflecting on the last week and a half and I can really say that I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here....

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Galapagos

A quick update from Galapagos, more will follow soon. This was just after first landfall on Galapagos. We have had an amazing time here so far and in the next couple of days I will write more about it and post more pictures. The next one is me chatting up a storm with...

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La Playita, Taboga and Las Perlas

I can't explain how good it felt to finally be in the Pacific. Our plan was to be on our way as soon as possible ... That plan kind of backfired, because we ended up spending over 2 weeks getting ready, provisioning and doing small jobs on the boat. La Playita isn't a...

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Through the Panama Canal

We were more than finished with Colon when the Canal Autority finally gave us the green light to go through the Canal. We were going together with a small flotilla of boats that they had delayed for a number of days. When I went to settle my bill at Shelter Bay Marina...

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Waiting in Colon

The Pacific team is finally united. They arrived on the boat a little after midnight and we proceeded straight into some beer sampling, so that we would know which beer to bring with us into the Pacific. We were in Shelter Bay Marina, about 30 minutes away from Colon...

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St. Lucia to Panama

When I last posted an update I was in  Mustique with my charter guests. We sailed from Mustique to Bequia and from there all the way to Soufriere on St. Lucia, had an overnight stop there, before we sailed up to Rodney Bay, where the charter ended. The charter...

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Grenada to Mustique

We arrived on Grenada after a 93 nautical mile motorsail against wind, waves and current. I attempted sailing at first, but when the current was so strong that I was only able to sail at a whopping 1.5 knots and in a very unfavorable direction, I said "forget it",...

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Sailing through Venezuela

The stay on Las Aves was sensational. It had everything a good anchorage should have: A deserted island with a beautiful beach, nice scenery, stunning sunsets and spectacular snorkling. We had made a deal with Ian and Westa, so the first evening we enjoyed a fantastic...

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Otto is back

The sun had just dipped under the horizon when Claudia released the mooring lines and I reversed one engine and put the other one forward, spinning us on the spot and turning our aft end to Bonaire. This was to be the big test to see how things would work. We have a...

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