Northern Europe

Sailing and Fishing – Water Adventures from Stockholm

On a cool morning in August, we walked out to a quiet, empty boat dock in Stockholm harbor. We didn’t really know what to expect, except that we would be spending the day fishing and sailing through the Swedish Archipelago. […]

Painting Marzipan and Learning the Sweet History of Tallinn

“A little part of the marzipan master’s soul is left in every piece.” While in Tallinn, I really wanted to do a cooking lesson, but I could not find anything that suited me. Then I came across a chocolate making […]

All The Incredible Food We Ate in Skåne, Sweden

All The Incredible Food We Ate in Skåne, Sweden

I never knew that Sweden, and especially the Skåne region, would have such an abundance of amazing food. I had grown up eating a few Swedish staples, like pickled herring and buttered flat bread, but I had no idea what […]

Adventure Travel Scotland – Shotguns and Quads

Adventure Travel Scotland

  You might imagine I’m writing about a camping or hunting trip in the back woods of the US when I start talking about riding quads (ATVs or 4-wheelers) and shooting at things. But it can be real fun to get […]

Perfect Day Trip Itinerary for Helsinki, Finland

Perfect Day Trip Itinerary for Helsinki, Finland

There’s just something about Finland. It’s not any further north then Norway or Sweden, yet somehow, for me, the country conjures up images of the northern frontier with ice fields, and desolate icy wilderness. I don’t know why I have […]

30+ Things to do in Tallinn, Estonia

30+ Things to do in Tallinn, Estonia

  Going to northern Europe can be tricky time-wise. The best weather is probably during summer, but that’s when everyone is visiting. In some places a high tourist season can be miserable for other visitors. Not only is it crowded, but […]

Travel Back in Time to Gammelstad Church Town

Travel Back in Time to Gammelstad Church Town

UNESCO World Heritage Site Gammelstad Church Town I joined a small group of travel writers on an excursion to Luleå, the capital of Swedish Lapland as the guests of Luleå Tourism Board. One of the most interesting locations we visited was the World Heritage Site […]

Luleå, Sweden – On the Edge of Adventure in Swedish Lapland

Luleå, Sweden - On the Edge of Adventure in Swedish Lapland

Summer Journey to Luleå Somewhere far in the north, the reindeer trot across fantastical icy landscapes, the northern lights flash and dance across the blackest of skies, and some of the world’s best chefs are dreaming up and creating the next […]

The Best Shopping in Stockholm – Get Your Design On!

Best Shopping Stockholm - Get Your Design On

When I knew that I was going to Stockholm I had one thing on my mind; shopping. Which, yes, I know, is a major shocker. Shopping is not something we talk about very often on the blog because honestly, none […]

The Story Behind the Store, Meatballs and More – IKEA Museum

The Story Behind the Store, Meatballs and More - IKEA Museum

Visiting the IKEA Museum in Älmhult, Sweden One thing travel should do is provide us with opportunities to learn about the things that we are interested in. I always like to explore a place with the intent of chasing down […]

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