Category Archives: Intriguing People

North of the North Cape

Yesterday I received one of the best comments to date, on a blog I wrote about Knivskjellodden: “This blog post was my inspiration to actually go to Knivskjellodden myself last week. See my winter expedition blog report here: http://travelsinorbit.com/2014/04/01/north-of-the-north-cape/. Thank … Continue reading

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Can you give me away to a Sami family?

“Mommy, I want to be a Sami,” was my six-year old daughter’s wish last week at the dinner table. “Honey, I’m sorry, but you can’t be. I’m American and Pappa’s Norwegian.” “Can you give me away then… to a Sami … Continue reading

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Oscar Danielson – A Delightful Concert in the North Cape

If you’re planning a trip to the North Cape it’s worth checking out the local restaurants, pubs and cafes to see if live entertainment is on the agenda.  The Corner Restaurant, Nøden Pub, Z dance club, and Perleporten Kulturhus feature local artists as … Continue reading

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A Biker with a Cause: Julian Davies in the North Cape

On July 10th, Once Upon a Dream Gallery and Gift Shop had a drawing for my book, A North Cape Winter:  71 Degrees North of the Equator. I was delighted when I saw the winning name:  Jackie Davies.  Although I’ve never … Continue reading

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Childhood Friends on an Expedition of a Lifetime: 2,500 Kilometer Ski Trip!

Some days are worth remembering, reflecting over, and sharing with others.  For me, May 20, 2012, is one of those rare moments in time.  I had the privilege of witnessing two very determined, weather-worn and humble men, accompanied by their … Continue reading

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The End is in Sight: 2,400 km down – 50 to go!

On January 1, 2012, Henrik and Håkon and Andy, their canine traveling companion, embarked on a journey.  With skis on foot, they set course from Lindesnes, Norway, headed to 71 degrees north of the equator. Today, as a dreary rain fell and … Continue reading

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Putting their Paddling to the Test

And they’re off! On April 23, Magnus and Lars, two native North Capers, embarked on the journey of a lifetime. They set out from Lindesnes and are paddling the coast of Norway:  Destination – 71º N of the Equator. You … Continue reading

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