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Lekre souvenirer – finnes de? Ja, her er Fjord!

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Jeg blir glad av å se denne serien! Endelig skal utenlandske turister få noen nye, freshe produkter fra landet vårt. Serien heter “Fjord” og er designet av Åshild Røssland hos Folk Engros. Hurra, sier jeg! – Som inspirasjon til designa i serien så tenkte vi på ein typisk fjordgard. Der ein familie har rydda ein teig […]

Instaresan til Karlstad i Sverige/Instatravel to Karlstad, Sweden

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Shopping i Karlstad? Ja, takk! 18. – 19. januar deltok jeg og en venninne på “instaresan” – gratistoget fra Oslo til Karlstad i Sverige. Hvorfor? Jo, fordi markedsavdelingen i Karlstad kommune hadde funnet ut at de ville lokke shoppingglade nordmenn over grensen ved å tilby gratis togturer. Dette kunne vi ikke gå glipp av! Her […]

A romantic stay at Lysebu hotel in Oslo

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Lysebu is a magic place before Christmas. First weekend in December I stayed there as a part of my work writing for the Historic Hotels blog. (You can read the article in Norwegian here.) We booked the package “romantic stay”, and were not disappointed. 20 minutes drive from the centre of Oslo you find this gem […]

Hodgkinsons Hotel in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England

Friday, November 29th, 2013

What a nice surprise! The lovely Hodgkinsons hotel in Matlock Bath in Derbyshire was our home for two nights this summer. The whole family went on a trip to the Peak District – and this was a true gem of a hotel. The owners, Chris and Zoe, were so nice and friendly, and the atmosphere is […]

Hotel Losby Gods near Oslo

Friday, November 8th, 2013

As a part of my work for the Historic Hotels we spent two nights at the marvellous hotel Losby Gods a few weeks ago. This place is amazing! The best thing about it is that it is only a 20 minutes drive from the centre of Oslo – and when you get there you feel that […]

Patina in Evanger near Voss, Norway

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Back in 2011 I wrote about Patina in Evanger here on my blog. And this summer I finally visited the place myself. And what a nice place! If you are driving in the western part of Norway, you must pop into Patina, close to Voss and Bergen. Lucky me I got to meet two of […]

Kafé Strandhaven in Lillesand

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Summer town no 1 in Norway is Lillesand in Aust-Agder! And this year you have one more reason to go: Kafé Strandhaven!  It´s a cosy place with nice food and a great garden with view of the harbour – and far away – the horizon. Go there to have a nice cup of coffee with friends […]

Another favorite hotel blog: Just one suitcase

Monday, July 29th, 2013

I love to do net research, and read and follow numerous travel blogs. One of my favorites is Just one suitcase written by Pam Peterson. She is a designer, and writes colums for Huffington Post, which writes about her: “Pam is traveling the world –- 44 cities in 13 countries, and counting. She is globetrotting […]

A visit to Svartskog Kolonial in Oppegård

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Just a short drive from Oslo you find many hidden gems. Svartskog Kolonial is one of them. Swedish Anna Snilsberg have created a lifestyle heaven in an old grocery store. She and her family serves gorgeous food in the café and garden, and in the shop she sells lifestyle chocolate, tea, clothes, jewellery and some […]

36 Hours in Oslo by the New York Times

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Looking for the best travel tips for Oslo, Norway? I recommend this article in the New York Times “36 Hours in Oslo” by the freelance writer Ingrid K. Williams if you are visiting my hometown. Here you find the best insider tips for a short stay here. Enjoy! All photos: Kyrre Lien for The New York Times