Posts Tagged “sweden”

10 Ways to Visit Stockholm on a Budget

One of my favorite places in the world is Stockholm (I even attempted to live there last year). I love the city’s historical beauty, the natural beauty of the archipelago, and the beautiful people. Throw in lots of parks, delicious cafes, and bars, and you have the recipe for one of the greatest destinations in the world. Over the years, I’ve developed a good network of friends in Stockholm, and I’ve been there so much I feel like I know […]

And Then, I Didn’t Move to Stockholm…

Remember how I’ve been talking about moving to Sweden since the beginning of the year? Remember when I moved to Stockholm last month? Even though it was only going to be for a few months, I was very excited to relocate to Sweden. I mean, it’s beautiful, it’s clean, the people are nice (and beautiful), the quality of life is great, and did I mention the people here are beautiful? Plus, I was looking forward to learning Swedish, having my […]

And Then, I Moved to Stockholm…

I’ve been preparing for it so long now that it doesn’t seem like it’s really happening, but today is the day I move to Sweden. As you read this (as long as you read this on Monday), I’m boarding a flight to Stockholm, where I’ll spend the rest of the year. Everyone keeps asking me if I’m nervous or excited or scared to be moving there, but to be honest, today I don’t really feel anything. It seems like a […]

Why I’m Moving to Sweden, Trust, and the Importance of Practicing What You Preach

I poke. I push. I prod. I try to get people out of their cubicles and traveling the world. That’s what I do. That’s my thing. I show others that traveling doesn’t have to be expensive, that anyone can do it, and that your fears are unfounded. I try to be a living example of that. Judging by the emails I get from people, I think I’m successful at getting people onto airplanes and into the world. But last month, […]

A Valborg Day Bonfire

While I was in Sweden, I got to experience Valborg Day, the traditional Swedish welcoming of spring. This day occurs on April 30th and is a time of festivity, food, music, friends, nature, and huge bonfires. In fact, it seems for most Swedes the whole day is one giant excuse to drink and light a huge fire. In old times, the bonfires were used to scare away predators before the farm animals were let out to graze at the start […]

The Cost of Traveling Sweden

Sweden isn’t the cheapest country in the world to visit. Its high prices keep many people from visiting, which is a shame because this is one of the world’s most beautiful and interesting countries. That’s a bold statement, but I’ve been to Sweden twice before and am constantly amazed at the beautiful landscape and cities. Moreover, the people (besides making the rest of the world look ugly) are incredibly friendly to visitors. I’ve come to realize that while the country […]

Interesting Facts About Sweden

As you know from my last post, I’m starting my last big round-the-world trip, and I’m beginning in Scandinavia, figuring I might as well get the most expensive countries out of the way with first. I’m currently in Stockholm, one of my favorite cities in the world, despite the fact it abuses my wallet. (I’ll be going to Norway next, and that country is even more expensive. Luckily, I have family there I can mooch off of…I mean visit.) If […]

The Saturday City: Stockholm

Most of the people who know me know that I love Sweden. It’s filled with beautiful landscapes, lakes, mountains, fjords, buildings, and of course people. If the country didn’t have such a harsh winter, I’d move to the capital city of Stockholm.  It’s one of the most beautiful, old-world cities I’ve ever been to. The people are nice, the city is easily walkable; it’s clean, it’s hip, and it has a great nightlife. I think what makes Stockholm so charming […]

How To Survive a Swedish Midsummer

This is a guest post by Sofia of As We Travel. The 25th of June is fast approaching, and in Sweden that means it is almost time for the Midsummer holiday. Midsummer is the biggest celebration of the year in Sweden and is a tradition that celebrates the summer solstice (the longest day of the year). It dates back hundreds of years and was used to ensure a good harvest and the fertilization of the ground. Traditionally, young people pick […]

Riding the Rails in Europe

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Europe was all the train travel I did. Using my Eurail pass, I rode through the continent’s amazing countryside. In the past, I’d done some limited train travel, but usually my travel plans are random, so I typically fly around Europe on cheap Ryanair flights. This time, though, since I had a pretty set route, I really wanted to explore Europe by train. I’d heard so much about it that it […]