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The winter of 2012 I lived in the mountains and the mountains lived in me. All weekends were spent snowkiting, cross country skiing, pulling sleds and sleeping in tents on the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda. In April 2012, I competed in the Norwegian Snowkite championships, I participated in the kite expedition competition VAKE and I…




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Most people don’t remember anything from their life before age two or three. Our daughter just turned one, and she has been travelling for about one third of her life. We often hear: «It’s a shame she won’t remember any of this.” I guess they are right; she won’t remember the names of the people…




Be the hero, not the warrior!

After a week in a yoga retreat, it was time to pump the kites again and hit the water. Not only did I hit the water, I also hit a wall of masculine energy out there. Sometimes, being on the water feels a bit like a battlefield – where everyone wants to gain power over…




Snorkeling with a one year old

When it comes to unconventional parenting – we’ve met our match. We thought we were the ones living family life on the flip side. Then we met a Norwegian sailor who spent six years building a Colin Archer sailboat with his bare hands. Subsequently, he sailed around the world, met and married a native goddess…




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One of the bestselling book in Norway last Christmas was a personal development book called “week of hell.” For one week, you have to commit to all the changes you want to see happen in your life; you have to work out before going to the office, you have to play more with your kids,…




Candy Crush vs parenting

Candy Crush has opened a new arena for the modern man’s life – behind a locked bathroom door. I know it won’t take 30 minutes to do your business – but beating your friends in the next level of Candy Crush will. Did you know that during a year, a man will on average spend…




Barbudaful!

BARBUDA Some things in life must be experienced first hand. Some places simply cannot be described by words, no matter the number of adjectives used. Also, we find that videos kill the magic of astonishing events. This is why we’ll start off our Barbuda story with the following images:     Yeah. I know. Do…




Put Antigua on your bucket list

For kite surfers, Maui is the home of our sport. Hawaii is the home of Robert Naish. When we learned that Antigua is the home of Tona Pop and Dre, we got dreadfully excited to go. We had booked an ocean view cottage. We were told we could pump our kites in the garden and…




Adults should bruise more often

Arne Næss, a Norwegian philosopher and climber, was once asked, “When did you start climbing?” His response was, “When did you quit?” Most children climb trees, chairs, sofas, rocks and curtains – until they are taught to sit still and behave. When people ask me when I started doing extreme sports, I should reply in…




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Before setting off for a longer journey, don’t get a Lonely Planet guide book. Don’t google “what not to miss when in…” or “top 20 attractions in…”. Don’t get the Rough Guide. Get yourself a hobby – be it bicycling, horseback riding, wine tasting, golfing or kite surfing. Traveling with your hobby means traveling with…