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exploring stockholm, sweden

22nd September 2014

view of gamla stan from sodermalm in stockholm

Where: Stockholm, Sweden

When: September

With: Husband

How long: 2.5 days

(this is the third installment of our trip to Scandinavia! Check out Copenhagen part 1 and part 2)

After five awesome, busy, exciting, tiring days in Copenhagen, we made our way to Stockholm. When we were originally planning the trip I thought we might take a train–but after I realized how LONG that was, we decided on the 1-hour flight instead. As is usually the case with European cities, transportation to and from the Copenhagen and Stockholm airports was really easy. We opted for short cabs from the central train stations to our apartments because of our bags and tired feet, but you could easily transfer to a bus or subway to get there, too. Even with a bit of a delay, we still made it to Stockholm by early afternoon, just in time for lunch!

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remaining days in copenhagen, denmark

17th September 2014

Tivoli amusement park in Copenhagen

Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

When: September

With: Husband

How long: 5 days total

(this is a continuation — make sure you read the first post about Copenhagen here and our time in Stockholm, here!)

Generally when we visit a new city, Miles and I like to pick a different neighborhood each day to wander around. So for our third day in Copenhagen, we decided to go to Christianshavn because it looked so cute from our boat tour the day before.

streets in copenhagen, nyhavn, enroute to christianshavn

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first days in copenhagen, denmark

16th September 2014

Nyhavn Copenhagen Ship

Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

When: September

With: Husband

How long: 5 days total

(this is the first installment of our trip to Scandinavia! Check out Copenhagen part 2 and our trip to Stockholm, here!)

Copenhagen Central Station

Copenhagen has long been on my list of places to visit. My obsession with it started probably 5 years ago–the colorful buildings, focus on biking, and, of course, the abundance of minimalist, inspiring Danish design drew me to it. I’d never spoken to anyone else who was interested in going… and once I realized it was one of the top most expensive cities in the world, the dream seemed a little far-fetched. But when my husband began working for a Scandinavian company based in Stockholm, my long-awaited trip fell back on the radar… maybe we could finagle something 🙂

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weekend escape: hudson, ny

5th September 2014

Hudson River view in Hudson, NY

old home in Hudson, NY

Where: Hudson, NY

When: June

With: Husband

In June, I decided it would be fun to do a quick weekend trip upstate to Hudson, NY. I knew little about the town, as usual–I think I read about it in a New York Times article or simply found a lot of cute Airbnbs there [and there are, seriously, a ton! Plus all the hosts seem to split their time between Hudson and Brooklyn, as painters or writers or other artists… right up my alley]. And there is a ton of vintage shopping, too, which is one of my favorite ways to explore a new location.

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a weekend in st. barths

4th September 2014

beach view in st. barths isle de france

sunset cruise boat ride in st. barths isle de france

Where: St. Barths

When: end of May

With: Husband and family

One thing we rarely do is take a typical beach vacation. I don’t love actually getting in the ocean (but I do like to look at it, with a cocktail in hand!). We tend to save our money by doing the beach-thing at my parents’ home in Florida, rather than buying a plane ticket and booking a hotel room somewhere else. So I’d almost forgotten just how awesome it could be… until we were invited on a family trip to St. Barth’s.

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