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Slideshow: The Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland

Slideshow: The Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland June 21, 2012 | Featured | Read More
Aurora borealis, or the northern lights, is a phenomenon that occurs at very high latitude around the Arctic circle. Named for the Aurora (the Roman goddess of the dawn) and Boreas (the Greek term for the northern wind) the lights can only be seen after dark. You can spot the spectacular light show throughout...

Hotel dedicated to Sourdough bread opening in Sweden

Hotel dedicated to Sourdough bread opening in Sweden January 17, 2012 | Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
If you are planning to visit Sweden in 2012 and are really into sourdough bread, you’re in luck. No, not in terms of being able to buy the amazing fermented, slightly sour grainy goodness at your leisure. Rather, a “hotel” in Sweden is offering something even better: a “room”...

Postcard Perfect: Olden, Sogn & Fjordane, Norway

Postcard Perfect: Olden, Sogn & Fjordane, Norway December 7, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Though Norway is the second least-populated country in Europe, its extensive coastline offers both locals and tourists a magnificent waterway to see and experience. The tiny town of Olden in the county of Sogn & Fjordane is just one of hundreds of picturesque hamlets along the fjord Nordfjord in...

TreeHotel’s Newest Room is a UFO

TreeHotel’s Newest Room is a UFO November 10, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
If you’re into the whole UFO thing, we sure have found the hotel for you. In case you previously missed it, Sweden (of course) offers a “tree hotel,” which basically provides accommodations in the form of tree houses that are purported to be environmentally friendly. They offer “rooms”...

This Place Exists: Stockholm Metro Art

This Place Exists: Stockholm Metro Art May 27, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Clocking in at 110 kilometers long, Stockholm’s subway system has been dubbed the, “longest art exhibit in the world.” Whether or not you would classify the design of the metro stations as “art”, you still gotta admit they’re pretty darn cool. Since the 1950s over...

Incarcer-Vacations: 11 Prisons-Turned-Hotels

Incarcer-Vacations: 11 Prisons-Turned-Hotels October 30, 2010 | Culture/History, Featured, Offbeat | Read More
Anyone with even a slight appreciation of irony would enjoy knowing that hellish prisons around the world, closed down because of overcrowding and human-rights abuse, have reopened as posh hotels and kitschy hostels. Although it does merit a good chuckle, if you think about it the conversions totally...

Swedish Hotel Attracts Eco-Travelers, Evokes Nostalgia

Swedish Hotel Attracts Eco-Travelers, Evokes Nostalgia August 12, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
If you’ve ever wanted to relive your childhood and sleep in a tree house, then Sweden’s new Treehotel may help bring back some of that nostalgia. The Daily Mail recently featured the debut of a new hotel located in Harads, Sweden, approximately 40 miles south of the Arctic Circle, where deep...

Elin Takes Kids To Sweden, Tiger Sees Nickelback

Elin Takes Kids To Sweden, Tiger Sees Nickelback April 21, 2010 | Celebrity Travel, Florida, Travel News | Read More
Tiger Woods’ wife Elin left Orlando Monday with the couple’s two young children, and landed in Stockholm according to RadarOnline.com reports. While volcanic ash has closed many European airports (and left some Europeans stranded in Florida), airspace over most of Sweden is now open and Stockholm’s...
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