Midsummer Adventures on a Stockholm Night Safari

Midsummer Adventures on a Stockholm Night Safari

Spotting wildlife isn’t always high on the agenda when you’re visiting a capital city. You might expect museums, restaurants and art. There may be elegant parks, but it is rare to find untamed nature. However Stockholm is different, as I discovered when...
Savouring the Food of Swedish Lapland

Savouring the Food of Swedish Lapland

One of the many surprises about Sweden was the quality of the food. And nowhere more so than in Swedish Lapland, where I’d had visions of a limited diet and meals designed to keep out the cold. But this is Scandinavia, where design is paramount. Food has become an art...
Gammelstad Church Town, A Living Tradition

Gammelstad Church Town, A Living Tradition

Rows of tiny wooden cottages in streets radiating out from the medieval stone church. Each painted in the typical red and white of Swedish rural dwellings. But there are no permanent residents, and these are not holiday cottages. Welcome to Gammelstad Church Town,...
On the Night Train to Luleå

On the Night Train to Luleå

There’s something about train journeys. On a train you are travelling, not just going from A to B; you get a sense of the place you’re passing through and the distance you’ve travelled in a way you don’t experience on a plane. So I was very excited when I discovered...
What I Learned About Sweden at TBEX Stockholm

What I Learned About Sweden at TBEX Stockholm

I have to confess that Sweden wasn’t really on my radar before I attended this year’s TBEX (Travel Bloggers’ Exchange) Conference in Stockholm. I hadn’t been there before (unless you count a quick day trip by train from Copenhagen to Lund), and I didn’t know a lot...