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Sweden — Sweden, home to some 9 million inhabitants, is the third largest country in Western Europe after Spain and France and is the largest of the Nordic countries. From its location in between Norway and Finland, the region has made a name for itself with its revolutionary designs, contributing IKEA, Ericsson, Volvo, and Saab to the global landscape – to say nothing of blond/blue-eyed beauties, ABBA, and fermented herring.

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Day Trip from Stockholm: Fjäderholmarna Island

October 22, 2015 by Shelley Seale

We've all heard aboutcosmopolitan Stockholm, arguably Sweden’s top destination. But if you choose to visit, don’t forget that therearea whopping 30,000 islands ... Read More »


5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Scandinavia Train Trip

September 03, 2015 by Linda Buchwald

Train travel is a great way to get around on vacation, especially if you want toslowly immerseyourself into a destination. Sure, flights are oftenquicker if ... Read More »


A Local's Guide to Gothenburg, Sweden

August 26, 2015 by Lane Nieset

Stockholm gets all the attention from travelers, thanks to its chic cafes and trendy restaurant scene. But those in the know are heading out west to Sweden's ... Read More »


Stockholm Style on The Cheap: 5 Affordable Shops

April 13, 2015 by Rosalind Cummings-Yeates

Famous for clean Scandinavian style -- as well as high prices -- Stockholm rarely tops bargain shopping lists. But this sophisticated city boasts a number of ... Read More »


Checking In: Sleeping Soundly On a Plane...That's Also a Hotel

December 01, 2014 by Tommy Burson

It’s not often that you sleep soundly on a Boeing 747. Even less common is stretching out, relaxing, and enjoying a few beers, fresh cookies, and a satisfying ... Read More »

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