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iittala in green

A Postcard from Helsinki – Drowning in Design

A photographic exploration of Helsinki's achingly hip design district.
Rica Hotell Bygdøy Alle

Rica Hotel Bygdøy Allé, Frogner, Oslo

This weekend I had the pleasure of staying at this historic hotel in one of Oslo’s most desirable areas, Frogner. Book your stay at the Rica Hotel Bygdøy Allé with our partners Booking.com Much of Frogner...
Los Cristianos, Tenerife

Winter Sun – Escaping the Darkness

Last year I made the horrendous mistake of staying in Norway throughout the cold, dark winter, while all the Norwegians flew south for at least a week of sun. Not this time. As soon as the...

Blogging from 35,000ft

Hey everyone! It's all been a bit quiet on here lately and my apologies for that. Life has taken over. Specifically, a death in the family requiring a hastily-arranged trip back to the UK, and some...
Flam Ferdaminne Apartments

Flåm Ferdaminne Holiday Apartments, Flåm

An affordable self-catering accommodation option at the heart of the Norwegian fjords. When booking our summer trip, one of the first things we had to do was secure accommodation. Despite its tiny size, thousands of people...
Swedish flag

A Postcard From Gothenburg

Dear Oslo, Wish you were here! Gerry and I enjoyed our short hop across the border. Turns out, Sweden is just like you! But a bit blonder. And with funny dots over their ö! First we went...
Flåmsbana valley

Our Journey on the Magical Flåm Railway

A personal tale of a first-time trip on one of the world’s most famous railway journeys. Way back in January my parents and I decided to book a summer holiday in Norway to celebrate my Dad's...

My Norwegian Summer Vacation

Last year I described my surprise at Norway's Big July Shutdown, when pretty much the entire country takes their vacation. This year, I was a little more prepared for it. My family joined me for a...
Exterior of the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo

Radisson Blu Scandinavia: High-Rise Oslo Hotel

One of the best-known hotels in the Norwegian capital. I recently moved house! As anyone in rented accommodation knows, timing your move can be difficult. You want enough time to comfortably move but equally you want...
Stavanger budget hotel

St Svithun: Stavanger Budget Hotel

Your travel budget goes further if you choose to stay outside central Stavanger. Because of the number of business visitors, Stavanger occasionally suffers from a shortage of hotel rooms during midweek. So for my first work...