How to have a blast in Stockholm with your kids

Stockholm is a capital that caters to every kind of tourist, from backpackers to families. The city is easily one of the most child-friendly in Europe and not as austere as it might seem, making travelling with little ones a breeze.

MUSEUMS

Stockholm has successfully made museums fun for children, and the Vasa Ship museum is easily the first stop on the list. This 17th century ship has been perfectly preserved, and the museum around it tells the compelling … Read the rest

Craving adventure? Stretch your itchy feet in Stockholm

Stockholm may not seem the obvious place to get your adrenaline pumping – but its sleek glossy reputation and sophisticated Scandinavian class are only part of the capital’s appeal. In summer or winter, the city has plenty to offer for those craving adventure, outdoor activities and new unique ways to discover a city.

EXPLORING

Wild swimming is very popular with locals, with designated spots across the city – and thanks to environmental measures in place since the 70s, pretty much … Read the rest

You should explore Stockholm’s art scene


Stockholm is an ideal destination for any student interested in the arts. Museums almost always offer student discounts, and straying away from the touristy Gamla Stan (Old Town) allows for an exploration of more alternative and budget friendly options. The city also has a thriving culture of vintage shopping and tattoos.

GALLERIES

If you’re looking to get stuck into some contemporary Scandinavian art, the options are quite literally endless.

Must-sees are the Moderna Museet, which  includes the ArkDes (The … Read the rest

Going big in Stockholm: the hostels, bars, theme parks, and festivals

Looking to blow off some steam? Stockholm can take care of that for you.

HOSTELS

Whether you’re travelling alone or with a group, staying in a hostel is always a good way to join in the fun.

City Backpackers Hostel is rated 9.4 on Hostelworld and is renowned for its sociable vibe. They offer a rooftop terrace with a DJ, tours of the city and endless amenities – including free pasta. 

Castanea Old Town Hostel is another great choice, rated … Read the rest

Five cool things to see in Stockholm’s Old Town

Once considered a slum, Stockholm’s Old Town (Gamla Stan) is a must for any visitors to the city. Here are our picks for the top five cool things to do.





With 3000 permanent residents and a steady stream of tourists, there’s no shortage of great bars and restaurants. There’s also a lot to see and learn.

Changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace

An every day occurrence, but with so much pomp and circumstance you’ll think they’re doing … Read the rest

Here’s the soundtrack for your trip to Stockholm

Stockholm is renowned for its contribution to music – particularly in pop. Here’s an eclectic mix of songs by Swedish artists to listen to in Stockholm.

First Aid Kit – Emmylou

“Oh the bitter winds are coming in
And I’m already missing the summer
Stockholm’s cold but I’ve been told
I was born to endure this kind of weather”

Born in Enskede, on the outskirts of Stockholm, sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg formed the basis of the folk duo that would become … Read the rest

SAN FRANCISCO

Arguably the dominant force of the West Coast art scene, take a dive into what makes San Francisco such a draw.

Bookstore – City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

Specialising in world literature, arts and progressive politics, this Columbus Avenue institution remains fiercely independent. As well as boasting a considerable collection for visitors to browse, the nonprofit City Lights Booksellers & Publishers also publishes its own titles all about San Franciscan culture.

Live Venue – The Chapel

This converted ex-chapel is Read the rest

BARI

The capital of southern Italy’s Puglia region, Bari is where East meets West. Here’s how to explore it.

Shop: Corderia 1995

Corderia 1995 is an avant-garde shop always open to new trends. Meet the owner friendly owner Alessandro, and fall in love with his exquisite fabrics, unique designs, jewellery, and furnishing accessories.  Grab an espresso beforehand, because you’ll want to stay a while in this beautiful showroom.  

Restaurant: Vettor

Ever had Italian and Japanese fusion food? You can Read the rest

COMO

How to chill out in Como, Italy’s tranquil city by the lake.

Hotel: Palazzo Albricci Pellegrini

Ever get homesick when you travel? Don’t worry, you’ll feel right at home at the cosy yet chic Palazzo Albricci Pellegrini. The owners, Maximiliano and Lidia, are eternally curious travellers in love with life and hospitality. Stay right in the heart of Como and enjoy reading your favourite books by the lake.

Attraction: Villa del Balbaniello

Villa del Balbaniello is located on the Read the rest