About Lisa

Hey you! I love that you’re here to get to know me better! I’d like to get to know you better, too, so please leave a comment below and introduce yourself!

My name is Lisa, and I’m the body and brain behind Fjords & Beaches. I’ll give you a low-down of what we are all about.

Fjords & Beaches was previously known as LisaLDN, a name that came about after I moved to London to study law in 2010. Years later, it was time for a rebranding, and Fjords & Beaches officially went live January 1st 2017 – taking the best of LisaLDN.com with it!

Fjords & Beaches is a travel blog dedicated to those who won’t stop exploring. It is intended to be a serious resource for the curious-minded wanderlusters out there, so if you’re looking for travel tips and inspiration – you’ve come to the right place! The tagline ’Stay young, keep moving’ points out the blog’s emphasis on never tiring of life and staying young at any age – through constant exploring of the beautiful planet we live on! You are never too old to travel and to explore the world, whether your preferred method is relaxing on a cruise ship, drinking beer on a beach or zip lining through a rainforest.

The categories up top are there to help you navigate the site, and you’ll find that all posts and articles are divided by destinations and topics (such as activities or travel tips). I am all about fun, young travel (you’ll notice a theme soon), and you’ll find diving, sailing and hiking, but also posts on budget travel and luxury travel up there.

Now over to the about ME section.

First things first, I’m the realest.


First things first, my name is Lisa. I’m 25 years old, and was blessed enough to be born and raised in a small village in Western Norway. If you’ve ever seen photos of the beautiful Norwegian fjords, you’ve most likely seen a photo from my hometown. See what I mean by blessed?

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I usually introduce myself as a 25-year-old Norwegian wanderluster with chronic sarcasm, a severe coffee addiction and a constant longing for the ocean. This longing, paired with where I’m from has formed the basis of the name Fjords & Beaches.

I started blogging when I moved to Wales as part of an Exchange Program at 17. The blog was simple, and purely to keep in touch with my friends and family at home. After an amazing year in Wales that I will never forget, and another year back in Norway finishing high school/Sixth form (during which I continued blogging as a hobby), I followed my dream of moving to London to study law.

I spent three amazing years living in London, every day a reminder of how much I love the city. This also lead to a new blog being formed, one which I kept writing and updating for years to come; LisaLDN.com. After graduation I moved across the another pond to work as a Cultural Representative in Walt Disney World, Florida! Working for the mouse was an absolute dream, I dare go as far as saying it was … magical. Bet you didn’t see that coming?

I am currently living in Norway, working hard for the money to travel as much as I please, all while refusing to grow up. I am also putting a lot of time and energy into Fjords & Beaches, and I love seeing the blog grow!

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Other things you may want to know about me is that I am addicted to coffee (we’re talking 3-5 cups a day – black, no sugar), I have an American accent that I can’t seem to shake, I feel incredibly lucky to be able to travel as much as I do, and I am a huge PotterHead.

I’m extremely talkative, and love hearing from you guys. We can connect all over the internet, so go ahead and find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Bloglovin’.

If you’re interested in working with me, you can head over to this page!

Where I’ve Been (so far)

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  • Thea

    Lurte på hvordan det er når man studerer jus i utlandet? Har hørt at det kan bli vanskelig å få dette godkjent i Norge etterpå. Vet du noe om dette?

    • Det kjem jo an på kva folk meiner med å “få det godkjent”. Eg tar ein Bachelor i jus, og ein bachelor er ein bachelor samme kvar du er. Er jo ingen som sitter og seier at graden din ikkje er gyldig. Om du sikter til å få advokatbevilgning i Norge so må du ta nokre ekstra eksamener for å “omgjere” det du har lært. Men eg ser ikkje noko problem i å reise tilbake til Norge å jobbe, einaste er om du vil bli advokat må du vera innstilt på litt ekstra jobbing. 🙂

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  • Hi Lisa, I’m travel photographer, blogger and Pinterest influencer (250000+). I’ve seen you in this social media. I’d like to propose a partnership proposal, so if you could tell me an email address where we can talk I’d be happy to write to you.
    Best regards, Alberto.

    • I have sent you an email 🙂

  • jenjen917

    love this blog

    • Wow, thank you so much! 🙂

  • You’re so inspiring,I really would like to start traveling someday.

    • Thank you! It’s definitely possible, it just needs to be high on the list of priorities 🙂 Thanks so much for commenting!

  • Great to have found you via From Roses – lovely Blog and happy birthday for yesterday!

    • I’m so glad you think so, Holly! Thank you so much 🙂 Lovely to have you on board!

  • Rahim Uddin Roghani

    This is something really amazing. I love those people who enjoy their life in their own way and have courage to share their feeling with other. cheers.

    • Thanks for that, Rahim! 🙂 Welcome to LisaLDN.com!

  • I’ve been to Oslo:) I’d love to visit the fjords too! How great that you like London too!;) But I’ve only visited it like a million times , have never lived there:) But I did live in England briefly:)

    • Oslo is a great city to visit! You’ll need to make your way over to the fjords, Tanja – they’re stunning! London is such an amazing city, I’m glad you’ve got to experience it 🙂 Where in England did you live? 🙂

  • Enjoyed the blog post, Lisa! My children and I used to love to visit Disney World. If you ever come back to the U.S., you should visit Charleston, SC, probably the most picturesque and historic American city. I’ve lived here more than four decades, during which time it has become transformed from a down-at-heel southern backwater to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S.

    • Thank you! I’ve actually visited South Carolina, and had to drive through the State from South to North (I stayed in Rock Hill) – it was such a beautiful State! Would love to visit Charleston one day!