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What to Do with One Day in Copenhagen, Denmark

As a little girl, my favorite fairytale was “The Princess and the Pea.” So when I found myself with a long layover and one day in Copenhagen, I could not resist the opportunity to venture out to Nyhavn, the place where Hans Christian Anderson lived when he wrote my favorite story and many others. Postcard-perfect […]

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kalmar castle

Holidays in Sweden: Småland – Castles, Crystal, and Culture

Easy to reach from Stockholm, Småland is one of Sweden’s most beautiful areas, full of authentic Swedish experiences, culture, and outdoor natural beauty to enthrall your holidays in Sweden. I know, the first thing that popped into your head was the “Småland playground” at IKEA.  It’s true that the Scandinavian furniture distributor started from the […]

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Swedish Fika

Fika Menu: Swedish Coffee and Seven Cakes. YUM!

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

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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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Oslo Sightseeing | 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” backward over the simulated waterfall, launching into a presentation of Norway’s mythology and […]

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One Day in Helsinki: What to Do with a 24-Hour Layover (Updated 2019)

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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