Welcome to 5 Ways West

5 Ways West is a blog about how we as a family combine our professional and private interest in wearable technology with our daily lives and travels.

We are an active and quality conscious Danish family, based in Switzerland. Like many other families we love to travel, but we also believe that many adventures can take place just in front of your door.

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The cliché that the world opens up to you if you are open to the world, is one of our driving forces and a basic foundation in our family of five. With five different personalities, five sets of eyes, we will share bits of our lives with the aim to inspire you on your travels and in your daily life!

We believe that a big part of our children’s development and education should be based on insights to the World as well as to your self – and that you do not get this merely by reading books.

We like to quantify data and believe that everyone can achieve better self knowledge through numbers and guidance. We also believe that our numbers and findings can be valuable to you as a reader! Do you for instance know when your children are most active: When running between rollercoasters in an amusement park, on ski holidays or sightseeing in a city?! And do you have the highest sleep efficiency in our own bed, in a borrowed (Airbnb) bed or in a five star hotel? Finally, do you know how to change or optimize your own or your children’s lifestyle patterns?!

We eat healthy, we do a lot of sports and  have a certain taste for good design and quality – but we are by no means perfect or fanatics!

The fuel that drives our travels and adventures are instinct and love – and a lesser degree of planning. This despite the fact that we in our daily lives, similar to other modern families, are slaves of synced calendars and fine-tuned spreadsheets.
This has lead us to a lot of quirky, authentic and intense experiences rather than the traditional sights and tourist traps.
We have seen many parts of the World and dream of seeing even more!!!!

The desire to make this blog has been around for many years and now the timing is right. In late 2015, we relocated to Switzerland without a return ticket hence turned our lives upside down.

You can follow us under the hashtags:

#5wayswest #5wayswesthome #5wayswestwearables

Thank you so much for reading along!

The pictures are from our trip to Cape Verde (info will follow)

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