Newfoundland – a heartwarming jewel

Newfoundland is an island in the Atlantic Ocean not far from where the Titanic met its destiny. It’s the easternmost point of North America, off the coast of Canada. Even though the location might seem remote, and the icy surrounding waters may be cold, the people here have the biggest hearts on the American continent. […]

Summer expressions

Summer through the lenses of the CLEW photographers… …see you next summer…

Totally Texas!

When you move to another country there is a lot to learn; rules, regulations and school systems just being a few. This column was actually a college assignment when I lived in Katy, Texas. It’s about my Norwegian friends trying to adjust, written with humor and a little twist. No offence to my American readers! […]

The things you do (as an expat)

One of the positive things about living as an expat, is that we tend to do things and go places we’d never have done or gone to otherwise. We want to explore the country we live in, and we want to experience new things. Plus, we don’t have the family around to have Sunday lunch […]

Exotic Alaska gives it all

When you’re an expat, friends and family often come to visit. While living in Brazil we could send our guests to the beach. In Alaska however, you need to make a detailed program, because you cannot just send them out in the woods to be attacked by a moose or a bear. When people travel […]

The Great Race of Mercy

In the winter of 1925, a diphtheria epidemic threatened the Arctic village of Nome, Alaska, a crisis too terrible to imagine. An outbreak could kill most of the region’s population of 10.000. They needed antitoxin and the dog sled race from Nenana to Nome that brought medicine became the founding of Iditarod. In January 1925, […]

Anchorage’s crazy social season

You would think that people stayed inside their warm, cozy homes during the cold Alaskan winter. Well, they do not. The more snow that falls or the colder it gets – the more galas and celebrations! The season kicks off right after New Year’s. They have hardly had time to clean up before the Fire […]

Living the good life in Alaska

When most people think about Alaska, their first thoughts are usually snow, darkness, salmon and gold miners. However, it’s not as cold and dark as you think and Alaska has so much more to offer. When I told my expat friends in Houston that we were moving to Alaska, their jaws dropped and their eyes […]

You can go far in a tiny old car

You know what a relief it is every time you meet people who will always say “no problem!”? Steven Weinberg is one of those people. He is also a globetrotter, adventurer, explorer and much more. This “no problem” attitude comes in handy when you’re an adventurer. Steven Weinberg has dived every diveable ocean, and travelled […]