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Adventures, Passions, and Surviving Finland

Posts by: andrew

Why Government Debt is a BIG problem

By on 28/05/2023

A lot of people don’t understand Government Debt because the numbers are too big. They think someone smarter should work it all out and the whole thing is not their problem. This mentality is irresponsible. Government debt is the people’s debt and it will affect everyone, especially future generations. Just like with personal debt, when […]

Summer 2020 Norway Road Trip

By on 26/04/2023

We had 26 days to cover what would turn out to be 6715 km by road and another 563 km by ferries of the most stunning scenery in Europe. Wife Tania, son William, and our trusty dog Jimmy were signed up for the camping road trip out of the back of our Skoda station wagon. […]

Tips for Traveling in Norway

By on 16/04/2023

Norway has the most beautiful nature in Europe. Its untouched wilderness, spectacular archipelagos and picturesque fjords make it a worthy pilgrimage. Norway can be cold though, even in the summer – expect daytime temperatures of 6°C to 9°C in the north and 12°C to 25°C in the south. The best way to see Norway is […]

Places we want to visit 2023-2025

By on 14/04/2023

After finally finishing the 2019 list it was time to agree travel priorities with the wife for the next few years. You might notice an overwhelming island theme through the list. That is because islands are awesome, especially when they have been formed by volcanoes. We have seen a lot of mainland Europe and some […]

A Recap on our 2019 Travel shortlist

By on 10/04/2023

In March 2023 we ticked the last country off our 2019 travel list. It took a bit longer than we expected. At the time of compiling the list I had no idea how COVID, a War in Ukraine, a surprise Baby, and record Inflation would impact our lives and travel plans. From lockdown, to homing […]

The Classic Incumbent vs. A Modern Challenger – Which one would you buy?

By on 09/04/2023

I recently watched John Armstrong’s informative video (embedded below) comparing a Cessna 172 with a Diamond DA40 NG, and I wanted to share my own observations and thoughts on these two aircraft. I got my Private Pilot’s License (PPL) in Finland on the DA40 NG before transitioning to Cessna 172s. Almost all of my hours […]

Beachside Airstrips from South Australia

By on 26/03/2023

Compared to the other Australian states, South Australia is not much for building Airstrips close to the beach but I managed to find a few. I will cover 3 in this article. Be sure to check out also nearby Wedge Island which made it on the short list of the 22 best Beach Airports Down […]

10 Aussie East Coast Airports right next to the Beach

By on 25/03/2023

Australia has a bunch of airports right on the coast within a short walk of beautiful beaches. I covered a few of them in the article on the 22 Best Beach Airports of Australia but not all of them could make it in that short list. These 10 airports definitely deserve a mention and maybe […]

What happened to Paradise? 9 Great Barrier Reef Island Airports.

By on 22/01/2023

This article is another in my series on Australian Airports. Most of the iconic Great Barrier Reef resorts have fantastic little airstrips conveniently connecting them to the mainland. The airports remain but most of the resorts lie in ruins waiting for brave investors to return them to their former glory. Growing up in Australia during […]

Australia’s Top End Beach Airports

By on 08/01/2023

If you don’t mind swimming with Crocodiles and you don’t need waves then this list of Top End Airports is for you. I found these airports while searching for Australia’s best Beach Airports. They didn’t make the shortlist but they are definitely worth a look. Of particular beauty are the 3 Western Australian beachside Airports […]