A day trip to Vaxholm – Stockholm archipelago

Summertime in Stockholm is perfect for exploring the archipelago. With almost 30,000 islands and regular ferries to most, choosing the perfect island can be difficult. Last weekend, I had visited Grinda – a really pretty and quiet island about two hours away. This time, K was also coming along and we decided that Vaxholm, also known as the capital of the archipelago, would be a … Continue reading A day trip to Vaxholm – Stockholm archipelago

Best dog-parks in Stockholm

Having been in Stockholm now for almost three months, I’m beginning to realise that the city and the country are indeed quite dog friendly. Initially, in one of my earlier posts, I hadn’t been very convinced but now I’m a happy convert. Almost every other household in Sweden tends to have a pet, mostly dogs and cats, with a smattering of birds, rabbits and maybe … Continue reading Best dog-parks in Stockholm

Discovering nature – Tyresta National Park

I love walking. I think it’s one of the best ways of spending time outdoors and connecting with nature. And because of Mia, our lovely old pooch, we need to walk everyday! Hence, I am always on the lookout for new parks, forests and nature reserves that we can discover over the weekends. I have written extensively about day trips from Paris to forests such … Continue reading Discovering nature – Tyresta National Park

Mid-summer weekend trip – Lake Vänern

Midsummer is one of the biggest holidays in Sweden and involves a lot of eating, drinking and frog- dancing around the maypole! This year the midsummer holiday fell on 19 June – which was a Friday, making it a long weekend. A long weekend for us = trip! So I immediately set about planning it. Given that it’s still Corona times, we decided that a … Continue reading Mid-summer weekend trip – Lake Vänern