I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.— Robert Louis Stevenson.
Sometimes, all you need is a vacation. Some holiday, ready-made, easy-going, on a beach, at some resort, on an island. A bit like a sandwich, bought at a small artisan bakery. Not too bad. Pleasant. Nice. Fulfilling a need.
But then there is the urge to go traveling; and well, that’s a whole different story.
Traveling is like a trip to the farmer’s market and preparing a home-cooked meal afterwards.
It’s more of a hassle, it requires a bit more planning, more work if you will. Also, it is about so much more than just the lunch or dinner resulting from the effort. The anticipation, the trip itself, the experience of smelling – looking – tasting – trying, the bike ride home, bags laden with produce, the music you listen to while chopping onions, the company or solitude in which a meal may be enjoyed, but also the process of cleaning up, storing left-overs – it’s all part of it.
Nordic Roadtrip wants to take the love for travels from Helsinki, Finland up to the Northern Cape in Norway. We might not make it there and get lost on the way.
After all, this is going to be a family trip and you’ll just never know.
However, since we are planning to stay true to Robert Louis Stevenson, nothing can really go wrong.
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