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The Lure of the Arctic: What’s Hot in Cold Northern Norway

This wasn’t the first, second or even third time I packed my bags and headed up north even though anyone with sense would’ve gone exactly the opposite direction. To somewhere warm, sunny and let’s face…

Ireland and Wild Atlantic Way through Photographer’s Eyes

It has been fascinating to follow someone I once knew first through the kayaking and outdoor scene in Ireland, moving on to the world of photography and starting to create images of the places I…

Start of an Adventure: Biking 2500 kilometers of Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland

It was just an idea, put to me by a friend, and I tried to brush it off. It would take too long, be too strenuous, probably cost too much and I wouldn’t be up…

Home Sweet Homestay: Finding a Cozy Cottage in Melbourne

I feel slightly uncomfortable with labels, but here they are quite fitting. Within the span of few hours spent on a plane from New Zealand to Australia, I went from a family traveler to a…

Satu Vänskä-Westgarth’s Top 10 Skimbaco Moments of 2013

“Skimbaco lifestyle to me means having the courage and enthusiasm to jump head first into new adventures”, I wrote a while ago for my team profile here in Skimbaco. Naturally I agree. But as I…

Welcoming White Christmas

One of the greatest perks about living in the very northern corner of Europe, in Norway, is snow. Mind you, snow and the below-freezing temperatures do come with their drawbacks too, but white Christmas is…

The Lure of the Arctic: What’s Hot in Cold Northern Norway

Arctic Fishing in Northern Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

This wasn’t the first, second or even third time I packed my bags and headed up north even though anyone with sense would’ve gone exactly the opposite direction. To somewhere warm, sunny and let’s face…

Ireland and Wild Atlantic Way through Photographer’s Eyes

Brian Cooney Photography

It has been fascinating to follow someone I once knew first through the kayaking and outdoor scene in Ireland, moving on to the world of photography and starting to create images of the places I…

Start of an Adventure: Biking 2500 kilometers of Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland

Bike touring in Ireland I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

It was just an idea, put to me by a friend, and I tried to brush it off. It would take too long, be too strenuous, probably cost too much and I wouldn’t be up…

Home Sweet Homestay: Finding a Cozy Cottage in Melbourne

Globe by SatuVW I Destination Unknown

I feel slightly uncomfortable with labels, but here they are quite fitting. Within the span of few hours spent on a plane from New Zealand to Australia, I went from a family traveler to a…

Satu Vänskä-Westgarth’s Top 10 Skimbaco Moments of 2013

Microadventures in Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

“Skimbaco lifestyle to me means having the courage and enthusiasm to jump head first into new adventures”, I wrote a while ago for my team profile here in Skimbaco. Naturally I agree. But as I…

Welcoming White Christmas

Welcoming White Christmas to Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

One of the greatest perks about living in the very northern corner of Europe, in Norway, is snow. Mind you, snow and the below-freezing temperatures do come with their drawbacks too, but white Christmas is…

Ireland Special: Insider’s guide to Dublin with kids with Olivia from The Stork Exchange

Dublin with Kids by The Stork Exchange I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Our 2-year old has visited Dublin and Ireland a few times already, and even the 4-month old little man has got a tour of my old home. Still, I feel little lost when it comes…

Destination Unknown: 3 Sporty Reasons to Travel to Trentino in Italy this Winter

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The way you really know that winter has arrived, even if the snow is still lacking in some places in Europe, is the start of the winter event season. Even though there are interesting events…

Epic Journey to Norway with Disney’s Frozen, and How to Plan your own Norway Adventure

Frozen by Disney on Skimbaco Lifestyle

It is only one week to go and Norway freezes over. The kingdom of Arendelle, sitting on one of Norway’s many majestic fjords is about to get hit with the most severe winter weather we…

Ireland Special: Very Soft Adventures in The Buff Day Spa, Dublin

Buff Day Spa, Dublin, Feature I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

This post is part of the “Ireland Special Series” for Skimbaco to celebrate “The Gathering Ireland 2013”. See also the previous posts and read more about Ireland in my personal blog Destination Unknown. Ireland and…