Ode to the E-Bike – what’s so great about them: our experiences

                  It’s official: I am madly in love with my e-bike. Dag and I each have one at our European base in Catalonia. To start with, at last [...]

Antarctica Inside Scoop: Kayaking!

It may seem like a crazy idea to go kayaking on the wild Antarctic Coast, but trust us – it is amazing! The kayak groups on our Antarctic trips this past season all agreed that this is a [...]

Antarctica Inside Scoop: What to wear?

It’s not everyday that you head off to the Antarctic on a 100-passenger luxury boat to go zodiac riding past icebergs, walking amongst thousands of penguins, and maybe kayaking and camping. So [...]

Antarctica Inside Scoop: Luxury Living Aboard Hebridean Sky

Here she is from the outside: But what is it like aboard Hebridean Sky? Hopefully my photos will give you an idea of the luxury of her accommodations and common areas, which were far more [...]

Antarctica Inside Scoop: The Dreaded Drake Passage

All aboard Hebridean Sky! We were due to set sail in a few hours; we would be navigating the calm reaches of Beagle Channel at night and waking to find ourselves in Drake Passage by morning.  I [...]

Antarctica Expedition Cruise: The Inside Scoop

Getting There So why did it take me so long to decide to go to Antarctica? A simple 3-word answer: The Drake Passage. This  stretch of water, between the tip of South America and the northern [...]

Three Things to Do to Make Your Next Kayak Trip More Enjoyable

Are you planning to go on that ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ kayaking adventure soon?  So how can you make sure a trip like this will be the best it possibly can be considering all the money and time [...]

Flying Zen

Dag and I have resolved to manage stress better or, if possible, to try to avoid it altogether, particularly with things that are out of our control. So when a delayed domestic flight to Bangkok [...]

The Art of Wasabi

In case you’ve ever wondered where that green blob of wasabi alongside your sushi comes from, here is the low down from Mr Nori Toshi. He is an 8th generation wasabi farmer on Japan’s lush Izu [...]

Sweet Home Victoria

In many ways Dag and I live like nomads. We spend months at a time living out of carry-on bags, and can create a comfortable base in the simplest of circumstance, anywhere in the world. Two key [...]