In Search Of The Northern Lights

Thursday, May 30, 2013

We huddled in the dark in front of the laptop. Webcams pointed out across the vast frozen lake would pick up any sign of the aurora borealis before the human eye. Outside the temperature was several degrees below freezing and the snow was knee-deep. It was our sixth attempt at seeing the northern lights, and […]

Shipwreck Becomes Visible In Stockholm Due To Falling Water Levels

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

If you find yourself in Stockholm, Sweden, this summer (which lasts roughly 17 days beginning in late June), you may be able to catch a glimpse of a shipwreck from the 1600’s that has recently become visible in the water outside downtown Stockholm. Thought to be of Danish origin, the boat was sunk in the […]

How To Indulge Your Inner Sweden (You Know You Have One)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The chances you’re going to have any run-ins while visiting Sweden with any brooding, teenage vampires; maniacal, neo-fascist manufacturing magnates; or new fathers displeased with their forced 60-day paternity leaves are probably slim to none (sorry). However, if you’re looking to explore some of the sites around Stockholm and the rest of the country made […]

Sweden’s First National Marine Park

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Let’s be honest, what’s not to love about Sweden? The place that gave us the infamous bikini team, has now designated its first National Marine park, just so they could have a place to frolic. Well, a guy can dream, right? Kosterhavet National Marine Park is found in the Koster Islands, between Sweden and Norway, and the most […]

The World’s Top 10 WTF Statues

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

One of the lessons that comes from extensive travel is this: People are creative…and weird. Just have a look at Nerdabout’s photo essay of the Top 10 Coolest Statues in the World to see what I’m talking about. You gotta love the artistic flair these unexpected monuments can add to your trip. And then, you […]

What’s It Like To Ski The World’s Northernmost Ski Resort?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Riksgransen, located in northern Sweden (and by northern Sweden I’m talking barely outside the Arctic Circle northern Sweden) is famed in the ski world as ” . . . a bit of a legendary place for the Swedes,” or for that matter, the world over, for both its extreme setting as well as one of […]

Livin’ The High Life In Gothenburg Before Reality Sets In

Monday, September 22, 2008

Enjoying the high life in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city, without breaking the bank takes a little discipline and a lot of imagination. By Matt Stabile There’s no doubt about it: I had traveled to Gothenburg in first class; once I got there it was back to reality. I’d just arrived from Stockholm on the […]

A White Night Out In stockholm

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sweden’s long summer days and cool nights out makes it one of the best places to visit in Europe come the longest day of the year. By Matt Stabile This was classic Stockholm. It was just past midnight and from our view in one of Stockholm’s highest rooftop bars we’d just watched the sun finally […]

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