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Hopping around Europe

First of all a huge THANK YOU for stopping by, we appreciate it!

This blog is all about you and European Getaways, and a little bit about us and the rest of the world. We help you make the most out of your travels by providing you with practical ABC’s, history and facts about places and hopefully inspiring photography, that will make you dream away. We are mostly about a mid-range budget, with a little bit of luxury once in a while. But we are not throwing our money away, and we don’t want you to do it either.

We are a Norwegian couple with two teenagers who love to travel – near and far. We work 9-5, teens go to school, and we travel during our vacation time and other days off. And we love our long weekend breaks from everyday’ hassle. We are not digital nomads and nor have we desire to become such. You can read my and other like-minded bloggers’ in-depth interview on this subject HERE.

We are hopping around Europe during most of our short trips and have been to many places – big cities, small cities, beach destinations, and mountain destinations. We have learned to book our trips by certain criteria – cheap flights, in accordance with public holidays, and somewhat off the beaten path places.

In Norway, we do have four to five weeks vacation, ten public holidays and there are of course WEEKENDS. If we add that up, we get 35 days off excluding the weekends.


But no matter the country you live and work in there is always a way to get you on the road.

Travelletters is all about how to make most out of your precious vacation time. We are all about city travels, beaches, and hiking. If you:

live a corporate life working 9-5
– travel only during your days off 
– want to know where to go on long weekends or a short vacation
– want to know where to stay
– want to know what activities to do and how much they cost
– want tips on best travel accessories

Then you are definitely in the right place, and we can help you get the most out of your precious time. Along with our articles, you will find some freebies with extra information or tips that you can download directly for later use. I recommend you start with checking our destinations, and travel accessories guides and let us know if you have any questions.

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Our beautiful Oslo

About us

Lena (me) – born in Kiev Ukraine and moved to Norway after I met Steinar (my better half). I have an MBA with a specialism in HRM. I have always loved to travel and have always been curious about other cultures, history, and languages. I like to write and take pictures and always bring my camera with me – to sometimes huge annoyance to my family. I love dark chocolate, wine, food, and yoga.

Steinar – loves his drone and brings it with him where ever and whenever he can. He loves to travel, and he also likes to drive, which is perfect because road tripping is my favorite type of travel. Steinar is a fan of beer, food, and desserts, he is more laid back than I, and he is good at keeping my restless soul grounded.

We have two teenagers, 13,5 and 17 yo. Sometimes we drag them alone on the trips. We also have a cat – a huge Maine Coon boy, called Simba. He usually comes along whenever we go to the mountains, but otherwise, he is staying at home and protects the house (he is one crazy cat, so no one messes with him).

We do love mountains and beaches, but nothing beats the vibes of cities like Paris, Rome, HK, Venice or our hometown Oslo, but also smaller cities like Malaga in Spain, where we got to experience Semana Santa, the Holy Week. We love cityscapes, and most of our travels consist of city breaks.

Despite the final year (2017) of study, full-time work and two teenagers at school we managed to travel to 13 new and “old” places. It is possible to travel a lot on weekends and days off, with a little planning and “I can do it” mindset 🙂

If you have any questions for us, please get in touch via our contact page. We are looking forward to hearing from you! See you around the world 🙂


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Lake view in Norway

The 25 countries and three continents we have visited so far will show you that you can see a lot during your vacation.


You can read a more in-depth interview with me at http://suitcasesix.com/wow-lena/ – Sarah Swank’s blog who supports female bloggers.

Hope to see around and happy reading!


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