What’s in Michael’s Bag?

Hi! This is Michael. [What?! Who is this mysterious Michael person that’s hacked into the blog and written a post?!?!] For the past 9 months, I’ve been living out of a small backpack. And I’ve loved it. In...

Things in Stockholm Should Win These Made Up Awards

In this post, I give away silly awards to things in Stockholm! Cue the teleprompter and polite applause. The first category is…   Most Inhabitable Public Bathroom Winner: The women’s WC on the Intermediate Level of the MOOD Stockholm boutique...

Abso-fika-lutely

In the last blog post, you learned that you can already read Swedish. (Well, the important words anyway.) Which is pretty cool. But let me tell ya, in Sweden, the four letter F-word is a whole different story....

Congratuations! You Can Read Swedish

Congratulations! You can read Swedish. Well… you can read the important things anyway. For starters, the Swedes make it easy for you to find a telephone. And to recognize a restaurant. They will also let you know which things...

Naked Bonding Through a Sauna Song

In Finland, you’re not really friends with someone until you’ve seen them naked. Which, contrary to what you might be thinking, isn’t weird. Because, in fact, you see all sorts of people naked. Your family, your business associates, your...

Yoo Hoo, Hi Family!

Before we left on our trip, we extended an open invitation to anyone and everyone, encouraging people to join up with us during our travels. (That offer still stands, by the way.) And Michael’s family took us up on...

A Swedish Laundry Puzzle

Laundry, a seemingly trivial chore, has now become a weekly puzzle. It usually starts with a lot of questions. Is the sink in our Airbnb/hostel big enough to soak our clothes? Or… is there an actual washing machine we...

Cute Minimalist Airbnb in Stockholm

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared pictures of our accommodations, and our Airbnb in Stockholm was super cute, so LET’S DO THIS. Here’s the entryway. Instead of “all is pretty,” I think that poster should say,...