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 faithful Greenland Husky, finish a journey of a lifetime.  After four-and-a-half months on skis (andContinue reading “Childhood Friends on an Expedition of a Lifetime: 2,500 Kilometer Ski Trip!”

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 the sky was a dismal gray, I spotted three figures walking along the highway.  AContinue reading “The End is in Sight: 2,400 km down – 50 to go!”

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 can follow their current location on the map here:  Lars and Magnus’ paddling route.  AndContinue reading “Putting their Paddling to the Test”

Two “North Capers” on their own Nordkapp Adventure

In the first of the series, The Call of the North Cape (Nordkapp), I’d like to introduce you to two native “North Capers” (Nordkaperne) who are about to embark on their own Lindesnes to Nordkapp expedition.  Their journey will not be on foot, skis, or peddling a bicycle.  What’s their preferred means of transportation for thisContinue reading “Two “North Capers” on their own Nordkapp Adventure”

The Call of the North Cape (Nordkapp)

There are many that heed the call of the North Cape each year:  Between 250,000 and 300,000 visitors travel to the Nordkapp Plateau annually.   But there’s only a handful of folk that stand out above the masses.  In the next couple of posts, I’d like to feature some of the Nordkapp pilgrims that fascinate,Continue reading “The Call of the North Cape (Nordkapp)”

An Adventure in the Making: A Traveling Trio

If you were inspired when you read my post about Tonje Helene Blomseth, then keep reading!  I want to share another adventure in the making.  I’ll let the following video introduce you to this traveling trio: Håkon and Henrik, both 27 years old, and Andy, an eight-year old Greenland Dog, are currently making the trek from Lindenses toContinue reading “An Adventure in the Making: A Traveling Trio”

A Bucket List that Kicks A Little….

If the famous Norwegian adventurer, Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002), had kept a bucket list, it would have been quite a read. 1)    Kon-Tiki Expedition:  Sail 8,000 km across the Pacific Ocean in a self-made raft.  Been there, done that. 2)    Build a boat out of papyrus and sail from Morocco to Barbados.  Second time’s the charm. 3)    TravelContinue reading “A Bucket List that Kicks A Little….”