Tag: travel

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    #115 Belonging

    Matteo is from so many countries that we lost count. He talks to us about his international journey and the importance of belonging.

  • Summer Sweden

    #86 Summertime tips

    To close out the season before summer we offer some tips for those staying in or heading out of Sweden. By the way, Sweden is closed in July.

  • #79 Knives and Costco Rumors

    Julian, from Winnipeg, talks to us about Småland, Costco rumors and what to bring when you move to another country.

  • #66 Just Use the Bucket

    We are back! We catch up on our summer experiences, like broken toilets, meze for Midsommar and traveling in the outside world! Also, a spotlight on Fårö.

  • #65 Season Finale – From Russia With Ice Cream

    Anna, from Russia, talks with us about Sweden’s taco problem, Stockholm vs. Gothenburg and about the only thing to look forward to this summer – ice cream.

  • #52 I Never Learned to Ski

    Today we learn about the best weather apps, how to travel cheap, whether office massages are good or bad, and of course, restaurant tips.

  • Cafe Culture and Neighbors

    On this week’s episode of the podcast, Olga, from Ukraine, talks about Ukrainian vs. Swedish cafe culture, getting to know your neighbors through fake traditions, and the beauty of rules, […]

  • #35 The Backpacker Who Moved to Sweden

    We talk with author Patrick Hamilton Walsh about his travels, how he found himself in Sweden, and his new book “Forgive Me, Sister.”

  • Gotland – a different kind of island

    On this “Summer Edition – Swedes Explain” episode of the podcast, the Swede of the week, Jorun, tells us about the popular tourist destination of Gotland, an island in the […]

  • #32 Swedes Explain – Gotland

    Today’s Swede, Jorun, tells us about the popular tourist destination of Gotland, an island in the Baltic Sea.

  • West Coast!

    Looking for the right place in Sweden to relax on your summer vacation? Why not try the west coast? On this week’s summer edition of the podcast – “Swedes Explain,” […]

  • Is not opinion. Is fact.

    Just back from a 3-week long trip to Italy. Wonderful time, beautiful scenery and excellent food! Why do we keep going to Italy? Well, as you see from this sign: […]

  • #30 Swedes Explain – Charter Trips

    Former guest, half Swede/half Brit Sandy, explains why Swedes love to go on charter trips as well as her experience working for one and the odd things that Swedes request.

  • Podcast #17 – Tapas are the Greatest Invention

    I ask Rosa, from Spain, to fill me in on how people in southern Europe can eat dinner so late and still get up for work in the morning. We […]

  • A week in Athens, Greece

    My family and I spent the first week of the new year in Athens. Being around ruins that still exist after thousands and thousands of years makes one feel not […]

  • Just because I SOUND like a caveman…

    This past weekend, I took a shortcut past a brand new tram stop that had not yet opened. A very confused looking woman asked me in Swedish when the next […]

  • Tourist activities

    Another trip to Italy coming up this fall. What do you think of my itinerary? We can start at the Egizio Museum, have a coffee at the Piazza, swing by […]

  • Jellyfish and wine

    My husband and I are soon leaving on a long weekend trip to Portugal. I was able to pack for the trip 3 months ago as the temperatures between Lisbon […]

  • Super Awesome Travel Video (or what I do when I’m bored)

    Some friends of mine are going to Nice in April and asked if I had any tips. I decided to make them this handy 1-minute travel video. I think I […]

  • Brothers… all the same

    My youngest son was talking about how he wishes we could hurry and invent teleportation. “We’d already have it if it weren’t for the Marx Brothers.” I thought about this […]