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This Is What Happens When You Visit Sweden For The Coffee

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from – or how you feel… There’s always peace in a strong cup of coffee.” ― Gabriel Bá, Daytripper Coffee in the United States has become somewhat of a pop culture.  Get in line, order the most complicated, tongue-twisting combination of caffeine on the menu, and drink it from the paper […]

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Stockholm in One Day

What do you do when you find yourself in one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe and only 24 hours to spare? You take in as much as possible, starting with the Stockholm in One Day Tour. Stockholm represents the best of land and sea – a vibrant city surrounded by an idyllic Baltic […]

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10 Reasons Why I’m Obsessed with Oslo

“Go back. Baaaaaaaaaaaack! Over the falls!” My first brief introduction to Norway was on the Maelstrom ride in the Norway pavilion in Disney’s Epcot theme park. The animatronic troll bellowed his warning to unsuspecting trespassers whose Viking boat was about to “plunge” backwards over the simulated waterfall, launching into a presentation of Norway’s mythology and […]

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Screeeeech! Detour! Helsinki, Here I Am!

I’ll admit, I’ve been a little distracted these last few weeks. I’m normally pretty organized when it comes to planning my travels. Not that I schedule out every minute – I leave room for spontaneous adventures. But there are always some things that are must-do’s and those get input onto a spreadsheet. But my trip […]

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Romford: Beyond the Crowds of the London Olympics

With the crush of bodies infiltrating London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, residents and tourists alike will be looking for an easy escape from the frenzied city. Just a mere 20-minute train ride from Olympic Park at Stratford lies their respite: Romford, a vibrant suburban town in northeast London. Long recognized as a bedroom community […]

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