Sweden

The design capital of the world and home to extraordinarily aesthetically perfect people, Sweden is pristine and beautiful naturally and worth taking the time to explore.

Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm

Dubbed the Versailles of the north, Drottningholm Palace is a stately royal residence about an hour from Stockholm. Stockholm is the home of countless cultural treasures, but there’s a lot more to discover when you step away from the city center. Drottningholm Palace is the stunningly ornate baroque home of the Swedish royal family, situated on Lake Mälaren, an hour...

Icebar by ICEHOTEL, Stockholm

Ten years ago, the Icebar was a phenomenon across the blogosphere. Every art, design, creative or coolhunting blog featured it and it’s something we’ve always wanted to experience. So when we found ourselves in Stockholm, home to the original ice bar (well, at least the first commercial ice bar) we knew we had to give it a go. The aptly named Icebar is located at the...

Tallink Silja: Tallinn to Stockholm

The Tallink Silja line isn’t your average cruise ship. There are no pool decks, dive in movies, climbing walls or wave making machines, yet we still had a great time, albeit for only 15 hours. As budget travelers, the opportunity to see more for less or to experience something completely new is a key consideration between taking a plane and paying for a night of...

Review: HTL Kungsgatan, Stockholm, a boutique design hotel

Stockholm’s boutique hotel, HTL in Kungsgatan (King’s Garden) offers style, design smarts and super-comfy heated bathroom tiles. Located on King Street, just a couple of blocks from the central retail heart of Stockholm, is the newly re-vamped 4 star boutique hotel, HTL Stockholm. When we arrive, we enter through the hotel’s very own tuck shop, with vintage candies...