Category: Sweden

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet’s “travel experts” have come up with three lists for where to visit in 2014.  The top 10 cities to visit in 2014, the top 10 countries to visit in 2014 and the top 10 regions to visit in 2014. I do feel it lacks credibility when one of the “countries” they list is [...]

Top 6 Scandinavian cruise destinations

Top 6 Scandinavian cruise destinations

Despite inhabiting the same continent, the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway are a world apart from places such as Barcelona, Lisbon, and Gibraltar. Scandinavia is a true blend of bustling cities, serene fjords, and fascinating Nordic history unique to Northern Europe, and cruises along the Baltic Sea are some of the most popular [...]

Testicle-eating fish in European waters: a warning to keep your trunks on!

Testicle-eating fish in European waters: a warning to keep your trunks on!

Now there’s a blog post title you don’t read every day. Without wishing to alarm people, you (or at least approximately half the population) might like to be aware that a small, piranha-like fish called the pacu – but also referred to as the ‘ball-cutter’ owing to its reputation for biting off men’s testicles – [...]

Photograph of the week: Aurora Sky Station

Photograph of the week: Aurora Sky Station

This shot of the Aurora borealis (or Northern Lights) was taken from outside of the Aurora Sky Station in Abisko, Sweden. The Aurora Sky Station, which is located in the middle of the auroral zone, is considered to be the best place on earth to see the spectacle – a natural phenomenon that is caused [...]

5 of the world’s best luxury destinations for Spring skiing

5 of the world’s best luxury destinations for Spring skiing

With blue skies, soft snow and pleasant temperatures, spring is arguably the best time of year for a ski vacation. These top destinations add lively culture and unique experiences that appeal to storm chasers and social skiers alike, so here are our 5 best luxury destinations for Spring skiing: L’Escape Killy, France A vast area encompassing the resorts of Tignes [...]

Åre: Alpine skiing, Sweden style

Åre: Alpine skiing, Sweden style

Sweden and skiing: two words that are not often placed side by side. Sure, Sweden has got many of the pre-requisites for a top quality ski scene, such as a healthy dose of snow, plummeting temperatures in winter and a populace who know how to look good on the après ski terraces. However, most of [...]

Suite of the week: Bergströms väg, Inagrö, Sweden

Suite of the week: Bergströms väg, Inagrö, Sweden

Suite name: Bergströms väg, Inagrö, Sweden Size of accommodation: 225 square metres Cost per night: 3,915 SEK What makes it special? The location and design of this property are what make it so special. Nestled amongst Sweden’s untouched natural wilderness while still being only 36 km from Stockholm’s city centre this property is in an ideal location for international travellers. [...]

10 of the quirkiest hotel rooms in the world

10 of the quirkiest hotel rooms in the world

Hotel rooms can be expensive, especially while on a city break – aiming to take in more sights than your balcony or window has to offer. Some of these suites offer more than just a stunning view. From quirky exteriors, underground caverns and tree top orbs, this post will take you through an alternate look on some of [...]

4 places to inject culture into your hen party

4 places to inject culture into your hen party

The stories of cheeky, giggling hen parties adorned with bunny ears and naughty necklaces are numerous. However, what about the calm brides-to-be in search of culture and serenity? A few suggestions of striking locations are as follows: Ljubljana This remarkable city fuses Italy with Eastern Europe, creating a delectable cornucopia of historic monuments, poetic streets [...]

Win a trip to Scandinavia!

Win a trip to Scandinavia!

A new campaign offers a chance to win a trip to Scandinavia, or an iPad2, through a website devoted to bringing local passion for the Nordic region to US tourists. The website showcases the personal travel stories of well-known Nordic celebrities, as well as Scandinavian locals, with the hope of inspiring U.S. travelers to plan [...]

The top 10 most utterly unforgettable hotel rooms

The top 10 most utterly unforgettable hotel rooms

Tripadvisor has come up with its top 10 utterly unforgettable hotel rooms. Here we provide you with their somewhat Euro-centric list, links to each hotel where we can, and links to pictures of the rooms as shown on Tripadvisor’s site. 1. Utter Inn, Vasteras, Sweden – see the room 2. Abali Gran Sultanato, Palermo, Italy [...]

The top 5 strangest hotels in the world

The top 5 strangest hotels in the world

We’ve scoured the Web to bring you some of the most unusual hotels out there. They not all that luxurious but curious nonetheless and so I think worthy of a mention on any travel blog due to their quirky nature. Free Spirit Spheres, Canada Seemingly floating among the treetops, you could be forgiven for thinking [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Virgin Holidays and Hip Hotels: vhiphotels.co.uk Swedish gourmet traditions from Grythyttan An idyllic farmhouse in North Cornwall Paradise in Goa from The Leela Kempinski Goa

The world’s first Raison d’Etre Spa

The world’s first Raison d’Etre Spa

Raison d’Etre has opened the doors to its first own branded spa at the landmark Grand Hôtel Stockholm in Sweden.  The Nordic-inspired Raison d’Etre spa celebrates the history and landscape of the Swedish archipelagos and expertly blends Swedish materials, design traditions and natural resources with a contemporary design. Spread over two floors in the Burmanska [...]

Original and Best!

At last – some relief from the ubiquitous doom and gloom surrounding the luxury travel industry in the current economic climate.   While the press doom-mongers focus on specialist operators shrinking or going out of business, two independently owned luxury tour operators have joined forces, with Original Travel acquiring Tim Best Travel  yesterday (5th February [...]

Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Joseph Amissah is  the founder of Blue Cube Aviation and decided to set up the company to meet the growing demand for International private jet travel, for clients seeking an alternative form of transportation other than commercial airlines. Recently, the company has seen a sharp rise in the number of charter request due to the [...]

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