“Travel brings power and love back into your life”
Hi, and welcome! My name is Martine Sorthe and I am an explorer, photographer, blogger and life coach student who just entered the 20s. I am originally from a small village close to Molde in Norway. Always been creative, passionate and ambitious. Would say I am a dreamer without limits and someone who is not scared to face challenges or make mistakes. Nothing or nobody have ever stopped me from doing what I want.
I started my own wedding & portrait photography business when I was 16, finished high school with top grades when I was 19 and declined my offer on psychology clinical studies in 2017. Instead, I travelled for about four and a half months through Cape Town, India, Thailand, Bali, Australia, Fiji and USA. I wanted to grow, educate myself through experience, prove to myself that I could do this and of course gain perspective.
During my travels, I met my partner in crime, who is now my boyfriend. His name is Duke Nordström and he is originally from Santa Monica in California. My man followed me from Thailand to Bali, Australia and USA. We both share a passion for traveling, creativity, psychology and being all the way in no matter what we do. We both want to live life to the fullest with no regrets. Now, we both are citizens of the world.
Currently, we are traveling in South America. Our plans are not as strict as before, but we have many ideas and dreams about where to go. And if one thing is for sure – we will realise those dreams. Follow our journey or read my blog to keep track with us. If you have any questions or inquires, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Traveling helps you learn who you are.
With all the challenges it presents, and opportunities laid at your feet, travel lets you discover who you are in a way that only the road brings. Wherever you go it will be worth the while.
Travel opens your eyes.
If you are open and willing, travel will make you an incredibly more well-rounded human being. And that’s really the goal, isn’t it? Being an open minded person is probably the best gain I will have by traveling since I would like to study Psychology or Medicine and work with people.
Travel is education.
Seeing the world provides a source of education absolutely impossible get in school, teaching you economy, politics, history, geography and sociology more than any sophomore class in university ever did. The school of travel is currently taking applications.
Travel proves to yourself you can.
If you’re the kind of person to dream big, you’re probably also the kind to reach for new challenges. Finishing a trip gives you the satisfaction that you were able to accomplish what you set out to do.
Travel creates meaningful relationships.
People you meet while on the road become some of the most valued names in your address book. They become points on the map to visit later on. These folks give you a glimpse outside your hometown circle of friends, forcing you into new and refreshing perspectives, and ultimately realizing that everyone is the same.
Traveling gives you perspective.
Meeting people from exotic cultures will teach you that the way you’ve been looking at the world isn’t the way everybody else does. In fact, you might be dead wrong about it. Seeing it for yourself brings a healthy dose of reality check.
Traveling is great as a transition.
If you happen to be between jobs, schools, kids, or relationships, around the world travel can be a perfect way to separate these life stages. It can give you insight into your next phase and provide closure on the last one. Plus, there’ll be a nice time stamp upon ending that moment in your life.