Northern Europe

The Top 7 Things to do in Stavanger, Norway

The Top 7 Things to do in Stavanger, Norway

Surprising Stavanger – Plenty to do! Stavanger is a gorgeous little city along the western coast of Norway. Docking at the port, it’s easy to walk into the main part of the city center for shopping, quirky cafes, and even a […]

Punting in Cambridge

Punting in Cambridge or Gawking at Intellectual Greatness

Punting in Cambridge has been on my list for a few years, so in our rental car we headed north out of London. We drove into Cambridge under blue skies with the biggest, whitest billowing clouds. It was a stunning […]

Chasing Hamlet Through Kronborg Castle

Chasing Hamlet Through Kronborg Castle

Why Should You Visit Kronborg Castle? Hamlet might have felt he’d been exiled from civilization when he was called back to Castle Elsinore after his father’s untimely death and his mother’s even more untimely marriage, but, come on, it’s only […]

25 of the Best Things to Do in Bergen in Winter

25 of the Best Things to Do in Bergen in Winter

Bergen, the second largest city in Norway, doesn’t feel like a city at all. It has the homey feeling of a small town, where everyone waves or says “hi” to you each time they see you. A UNESCO World Heritage […]

Sailing and Fishing - Water Adventures from Stockholm

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 […]

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 […]

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