I am born and raised in Norway, but a world traveller at heart. I have been to about 90 countries and my list of new places I want to explore keeps growing. I am also a mother of 2 girls and married to a handsome Canadian man.
Why do you travel and look for adventures?
I am curious and love to explore new places. There are so many beautiful spots in this world, and I want to see as many as possible. I am an avid photo and filmmaker and the combination of travelling and shooting gives me so much joy and energy.
What kind of adventures do you look for when you travel?
That could be many things but I love nature and wildlife. I particularly love places with hiking, diving and snorkelling. There is something special about either being high above the ground or deep below it. Oh, and I love good food. A country’s cuisine is such an important part of the experience.
What’s your go-to travel hack?
My number one travel hack is to rent a car when I go somewhere to see as much as possible.
I also love to sometimes substitute my camera and tripod for a drone and explore a place for a different perspective. Of course you have to check the drone regulations for the area you are exploring before you go.
Also, I always bring a mini dual voltage hair dryer with me, just in case the place I stay at doesn’t have one. That’s my girly addiction 😅
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
My phone and my mirrorless Sony camera are always with me!
What destination are you eager to go back to?
I would love to explore more Greek Islands, more of Kenya and I would also love to go back to Japan.
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
I generally go to my place before 11 pm and always choose a hotel or Airbnb in a safe neighbourhood.
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
Stay at an Airbnb and find small local restaurants to eat at. Also renting a car makes it easier to get to hidden local gems 💎
What’s your favourite word in another language?
Oh good one! Mmm… I love most words when said in French. It’s such a romantic sounding language. They even sound sophisticated when they are upset.
When and where are you next travelling?
At this point, I find it hard and overwhelming to plan. I am still waiting for my second covid-shot. I am travelling to Northern Norway with a girlfriend on a weekend trip in early August, but am dreaming of going somewhere warm and sunny in September🏝🏖
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