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...]

Video: Stockholm Candy Stores

Hötorget Metro Godis Center (Candy Store)

Everyone who knows me know that when I go to Stockholm, I go on a sugar binge.  Stockholm's candy stores are like no other.  And, it's no secret that I'm addicted.  I don't try to hide; I wallow in it.  :D  Following is a video of my favorite GodisCenter (candy store) located in Hötorget metro … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Photo Tour: Going Around Stockholm

Chairs on Deck - Baltic Sea

  During my 6 day visit to Stockholm I took over 900 photos.  I take photos of everything, everywhere.  Sometimes I'm lucky and I get a really good one, sometimes I think it's gonna be a really good one, and it's only mediocre.  But, with 900 photos, I'm bound to get a few good ones. The … [Read more...]

Hotel Review: Scandic Anglais, Stockholm

Scandic Anglais Front Entrance

Located in the middle of upscale Östermalm, near ‘the happening” square Stureplan, The Scandic Anglais is moderately priced, clean, and trendy.  Situated directly across from the Kungliga Biblioteket (The Royal Library) in Humlegården, a popular recreational area for locals; this hotel is the … [Read more...]