Things To Do In Stockholm

View of Sveriges Riksdag from Strömbrom bridge

Stockholm was our first stop on our Fall European Tour. I really do have a special place in my heart for Stockholm. It's one of my favorite European cities. Why? Because it's easy, it's clean, there are a lot of things to do, and it's beautiful.  Stockholm is the first European city I ever visited, … [Read more...]

Photo Tour: Stockholm’s Archipelago

Sailboats on Saltsjön

Over 30,000 islands make up Stockholm's Archipelago.  Starting in Stockholm, extending out to the Baltic, it's the largest archipelago in the world.  On a recent stay in Stockholm, I decided to take the 1 hour boat ride to it's capital of Vaxholm.  Our time was pressed so we didn't get off of the … [Read more...]

Life Lessons: My First Solo Vacation

Having Fun During My Solo Trip:  Me on Lions In Kungsträdgården

I've traveled solo numerous times.  Typically, those were business trips in which I was in and out of the city so quickly that I didn't have time for anything except the business I was there to conduct.   I had never really considered going on a vacation by myself.   I don't know why.  However, when … [Read more...]

Chill Out at the IceBar Stockholm

Cranberry Vodka at the IceBar Stockholm

Don't you just have to go to an ice bar if you're in Sweden?  It's like a law or Stockholm 101 or something. Once known "Absolut Ice Bar," it is now 'IceBar Stockholm' by the IceHotel. However, none of this makes it any less fabulous. It's still the world's first permanent ice bar, made from 100% … [Read more...]

5 Things I Love About Stockholm

Sveriges Riksdag (Swedish Parliament Building)

Stockholm is the first European city that I visited.  In fact, I got my first passport, 15 years ago, in order to take that trip.  I love this city.  It's one of my favorite European capitals.  There are quite a few reasons why I love Stockholm, and why I keep wanting to come back.  I've decided to … [Read more...]

Stockholm’s World Heritage Site: Skogskyrkogården

Meditation Grove Skogskyrkogården

Try saying "Skogskyrkogården." Go on, try it. I've tried to say it at least 20 times, with my special Swedish speaking friend pronouncing it, all in the hope that I would actually hear the subtle difference between what I'm saying and what he's saying.  I still don't think I'm saying it right, … [Read more...]

Tunnelbana Tour: Art In The Stockholm Metro

Mariatorget - Approaching Train Passing Photos on Platform

Who knew Stockholm had an art gallery in its subway stations?!! Well, actually I knew about it, but it wasn't until I took a tour that I realized how cool it was. When I was living in Stockholm 12 years ago, I never really paid much attention to it, and I certainly didn't know it was a "planned" … [Read more...]

Photography: Panorama of Stockholm

Amazing Panorama of Stockholm from Skinnaviks in Södermalm

Amazing View of Stockholm from Skinnaviks in Södermalm: Click to Enlarge … [Read more...]

Video: TweetMeet in Västerås, Sweden

Black Chick On Tour Short Takes

BlkChickOnTour:  Hello Twitterverse!! Finally I'm settled in @visit_stockholm (Stockholm). Day tripping to Västerås tomorrow. #travel #havingfun!!  10 Jul RunawayBrit:  @BlkChickOnTour Hey really? I live in Västerås, if you want to meet for Fika (swedish coffee and cake break!!) 10 Jul  And … [Read more...]

Stockholm: Humlegården

Humlegården Tree Tunnel

Humlegården is a perfect gem of a park in the middle of the exclusive Östermalm district.  It was established by King Johan III in the 16th century but did not open to the public until 1869. The name humle, meaning hop, indicates that hops were one of the major plants grown in the garden and may … [Read more...]