August 24, 2016

Could we get much higher?

A trip to the Stelvio National Park, Val Malenco and Lake Como; summer 2016.

April 10, 2016

Cortina and Venice - pasqua

We spent our Easter holiday skiing in Cortina d’Ampezzo, and visiting Venice.

November 1, 2015

The Amalfi coast - Stunning from every angle

The Amalfi coast has an aura of lazy, glamorous hollidays way back. 

June 1, 2015

Lake Como and Villa Marie

An extended weekend trip to lake Como in May.

May 25, 2015

Some personal highlights of Milan

Although I'm not a huge fan of Milan, these are my personal highlights.

January 28, 2015

Istanbul: Chaotic, scenic, dirty and generous

Istanbul is extraordinary - a vast city of great contradictions - the scenery is beautiful, people are gentle, while the streets can be filthy and chaotic.

October 19, 2014

Discovering Testaccio - the heart of Rome

In the charming neighbourhood of Testaccio we enjoyed life as the locals - inspired by the stories of Roman every day life throughout the centuries.

October 1, 2014

Restaurants and bars I like in Rome

Check out these great places to eat, have a drink or just people watch.

August 31, 2014

Up in the hills of Piedmont

In one eventfull week we hiked to the hills above lake Maggiore, walked along lake Orta, visited Milan and car toured the mountains above the Aosta valley. All from our base in Orta San Giulio.

May 11, 2014

Nice: City life on the French Riviera.

Promenade des Anglais
Nice is a great place for shopping, café-life and people watching - in between - there's always the beach...

October 31, 2013

One week in Rome in October

If you have already visited the must-sees of Rome - here are some more treats. I would especially recommend the Baths of Caracalla - terme di Caracalla - an ancient Roman era splendour which blew me away.

August 13, 2013

Lago Orta, Monte Rosa and lago Maggiore

A trip to charming lake Orta, a detour to the alps by the Swiss boarder, and on to Lago Maggiore. Enjoying trecking and great views of the lakes.

October 19, 2012

Berlin, baby

A city with a capital C. I loved the variety of neighbourhoods, grand avenues, great public transportation, awsome shopping, delicious food...

July 15, 2012

Seaside sweetness in Italy's heel

Otranto feels authentic – it’s rare to hear a foreign voice so some knowledge of the Italian language is essential. Our dictionary was handy when studying the restaurant menus.

February 8, 2012

Zermatt: pretty - wealthy

Zermatt must be one of the prettiest alpine towns ever. But unfortunatly, also one of the most expensive (especially now that the Swiss franc is so strong compared to most currencies).

September 4, 2011

Some of these spots will be my all time Italian favorites

Road trip; visiting lake Como, Dolomites (Brunick/Pusterthal) and Veneto. In Veneto, Bassano del Grappa (above), is one of my favorite places ever.

August 7, 2011

Angels and Demons tour

Visiting Rome with the kids, I organized an Angels and Demons tour, for them to experience some history and art, related to a thrilling story. (It's in Norwegian).

May 30, 2011

Cascais - fab beachtown close to Lisabon

I was in Cascais in late May 2011 for a work seminar, and really liked the place. It's a really nice beach town, half an hour by train from Lisabon.

April 1, 2011

London treats


This post will focus on some great London restaurants (and I'm only mentioning the really good ones.)