Recently, I have started a new summer exercise & nutrition challenge. SURPRISE SURPRISE, RIGHT!? Besides talking about recipes, how many squats we did that day, or how much chocolate we shouldn’t have consumed (JOKING); we practice and focus on personal development. This past week there have been several times where gratitude has come up. I … More Be Obsessively Grateful
When it is a long weekend in Norway you take the opportunity to get out and explore. Especially considering it is May and we’ve continued to have snowy days. YUCK. There is so much to see in this Budaful city, so I suggest making a list and planning ahead! Being the planner I am, I made a … More Where to Next? How About Budapest!
What is your most visited country!? I’ve been lucky enough to visit Ireland six times in my life. I mean can you blame me? Those accents, the sheep, the scenery! Did I mention the accents already!? Every time I leave I swear a tear still falls from my cheek. This past summer I decided to … More What Fills The Eyes Fills The Heart
Two weekends in a row of hiking, nature, and friends!? YES, please. This time we packed the car, our hiking boots and all the essentials required, and headed for Besseggen. Besseggen is a mountain ridge in Vaga kommune. It lies in Jotunheimen, between the lakes Gjende and Bessvatnet. The hike is most well known for … More Find Me Where The Wild Things Are
We hiked Trolltunga this past weekend! It was challenging, sweaty, but 101% worth it! It took us around 4.5 hours to hike to the troll’s tongue and we camped out for one night, before hiking back down the next day. Check out those views! … More Nothing Adventured. Nothing Attained.
A few weeks back, work took me on my next adventure. Even though Stockholm is a really easy city to get to from Oslo, it took me almost 2 years to make it back. Last time I was there, one of my best friends from the U.S. was visiting. We only had two days … More Live Your Life by a Compass
Quick weekend getaway to a city that has been high on my list, but apparently not at the tippy top, since it has taken me so long to book a flight! Oslo to Amsterdam. Girls are all packed up 48 hours in sunny Amsterdam No travel “to-do” list, so we are just going with the … More Take Only Memories. Leave Only Footprints
What do you do on a Saturday in sunny San Fransisco!? Rent bikes and pedal it out! #bootywork Call me crazy, but I have this really odd fear of riding bikes, especially in big, busier cities. Growing up, we only tended to ride bikes in the neighborhood or out on trails in the woods or … More Happiness is a Bicycle and a Sunny Day
LOST BLOGGER. REWARD IF FOUND. …Read the subject line of my email from beyondthefjordsblog.com. Ok, clearly I’m joking and giving myself a hard time. Just like any other blogger (who does it more for a hobby) you fall off the wagon here and there. I haven’t been super active in my own posts, or following … More It’s a Hop, Skip, and a Jump
After a month of “me” time, I’m back. I needed to step away and focus on getting back to the groove of things in Oslo. This included new work projects, preparing for lectures, catching up with friends who I hadn’t seen in weeks, and most importantly, focusing on myself. February threw some big curveballs my … More Bend Don’t Break
Ready, set, west coast here I come! I’m an east coast girl, born and raised, until I decided to pack my suitcases and move to Scandinavia. Growing up my grandparents took us on as many vacations as they could. We rarely took a flight, but rather we all packed into a motor home and drove … More Escape the Ordinary
Next stop… Switzerland! I know people say it all the time, but it is crazy how life turns out. It is crazy to think that I had the guts to apply AND receive a PhD position thousands of miles away from home. I left a state I knew all my life, and a city … More Fill Your Life With Adventures