This week have most been about book keeping, so when weekend came we packed the backpacks and headed to the woods.
It was foggy yesterday and it kept raining the whole day. But it’s kind of mystical when it’s like that. We made some pizza by the campfire and slept under the tarp. During the night it started to snow, and when we woke up the sun was shining and the skies were clear!
Went for a cold dip in the lake, made some tea over the fire and headed back home after lunch. Short but lovely vacay!

Need a reason? If you rent a tent you can go camping in a ski slope and be the first one in line when they open the next day!

  

I’m arranging a wellness weekend with a yogi and a runner later this spring! This product will be held in Swedish, so I’ll continue this post in Swedish!

Så kul att äntligen kunna presentera den här helgen som görs tillsammans med två härliga tjejer! Jag med Woods & Water, Ulrika med Yogaro och Alexandra Running Club går ihop för att genomföra en gemensam tränings- och hälsohelg på Omberg i vår – med fokus på att må-bra! Det är alltså inte en träningshelg där vi ska pressa för att prestera utan en helg för avkoppling, för att hitta glädjen i träningen, få balans och koppla av i naturen!

Läs mer om helgen här!

 

 

Past week the snow disappeared completely. It’s been like spring in most parts of Sweden, even far up north.  I took the mountainbike out for a ride on the mountain – lovely! But a bit sad to be able to do this in mid-February…

What’s up at work then? Launched the events we’re having with Elles Utemat this summer, worked with the upcoming workshop for Eart Week and some of the tours. Next week I’ll hopefully be able to announce two more products in collab with some other ladies.

In May we’re arranging a weekend with MTB – looking forward! 🙂

 

Love February! The sun is back and it’s not som dark and cold anymore. The ski slopes are all covered in snow and we can go skiing every now and then!
In our spare time we run a ski slope not far from here, so we usually hang around there a couple of times each week. But last week we headed up to Örebro and their slopes – another beautiful area.

Anyway, at work everything is ready for the season, we’re just waiting for April to start! We’ve made some new tours available for reservation a few days ago – it’s a daytrip with hiking and outdoor cooking that we’re arranging together with Elles Utemat. And she is also joining us on one of our kayaking weekends in the Lake Vättern archipelago this summer!

Now, Linda is preparing some courses to be held in October-December. Once the season start there will be no time for preparations, so everything needs to be done now! 🙂

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In January we made it out on the ice twice – but now the snow has fallen and it’s no longer easy to find ice for skating. Ice Skating, MTB and skiing has been our weekend activities the past month.

At work this week we’ve been on a tour visiting out friends and colleagues within the destination. We are working with some of them in projects, collaborations, markering… Right now we are planning some tour packages for the summer. And we’re arranging a kind of health weekend/Training weekend at Omberg 11-12 May along with Alexandra Running Club and Yogaro. Hiking, yoga and trail running will be on the schedule.

This is gonna be a great year! So much fun coming up. The calendar for the summer is already set – it’ll be kayaking, hiking and guided city walks almost everyday during high season. In May we’re arranging a MTB-weekend, and in August we’ll do a couple of kayaking weekends – one at home, and one as guests in the S:t Anna archipelago.

Right now Linda is preparing some upcoming lectures to be held in February and March.

This time of the year we work a lot with this site, meet our colleagues and make all the plans for spring and summer, and autumn too actually. Once April starts, there will be no more time for preparations until October. 🙂

Picture from hometown Vadstena, where most of our preparations are taking place.

It’s been a good year! We started out in summer and had our first groups in June. During summer we had a lot of rentals and guided kayak tours. We also had a couple of german newspapers  here and Visit Sweden came out for a visit. In October we attended ATWS in Tuscany – meeting old and new friends from the industry, both buyers and suppliers. Now looking forward to a new year with loads of activities – more info is coming soon!

Some pictures from a hike at Omberg in December 2018.

 

About a month ago (sorry about the delay) Linda visited Tuscany and the Adventure Travel World Summit 2019. An international conference arranged by the world wide organization ATTA. During the four days it was a huge focus on sustainable tourism. But not so much about what we can do about it, and I know, it’s difficult. Tourism can cause a lot of problems, but it can also help us keep our woods and waters. I’ll write more about this later… I have a lot to say/write about this!

Here are some pics from the week.

 
Day of Adventure – a day when all the delegates participated in an activity.

From some of the lectures.


I didn’t see much of the town though, kept running at lectures and meetings from early morning til late night. But – these are the places where it all took place – so beautiful surroundings!

And next year – Sweden! Looking forward to a ATWS at home!

Last week during a hike in Dalarna, and some mountainbiking in Trysil, Norway. The destinations are about 6-7 hrs drive from our area and at the moment we do not have any organised tours here. But if you have the time – we can also recommend a trip to this area!