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Vintage Travel Posters From Around the World to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Vintage Travel Posters From Around the World to Fuel Your Wanderlust Boston Public Library, Flickr While we live in a world where we can quickly jet from one side of the planet to the other, there's still something about vintage travel posters that inspires a sense of wanderlust. Reminiscent of a time when travel was more exotic, and often...

Swedish Food Truck Dishes Up Airport Cuisine

Swedish Food Truck Dishes Up Airport Cuisine Photo credit: Swedavia Whether you like to hunt down the hidden hole-in-the-wall eateries, the popular street food stalls or the city's best haute cuisine, you probably agree that food is an important part of the travel experience. But if there's one aspect of travel dining...

Strange Smells And Lasers Cause Emergency Landings

Strange Smells And Lasers Cause Emergency Landings Flickr, Tim Hagen Two flights recently had to make emergency landings for unusual reasons. "Strong odors" caused a Lufthansa Stockholm-to-Frankfurt flight to stop in Copenhagen, where 129 passengers were rebooked onto alternate flights. The reason for the smell? A new...

Get A Free Ride With Your New Car: European Delivery Programs

Get A Free Ride With Your New Car: European Delivery Programs Like many longtime New Yorkers, I don't own a car and know little about the finer points of purchasing or owning a vehicle. A recent Volvo ad caught my eye in an airline in-flight magazine: If you purchase your car and pick it up in Sweden, they'll pick up the tab on your...

Fish Discovered in Sweden Will Make You Think Twice Before Skinny Dipping

Fish Discovered in Sweden Will Make You Think Twice Before Skinny Dipping Simon Q, Flickr Sweden has always been a relatively calm and safe country; the only concern for tourists has been long lines at the new ABBA museum. But that all changed with the recent sighting of a pacu, a fish that's closely related to the piranha. While the waters...

Call An Ice Cream Truck On Demand Today With Uber

Today is the hottest day yet in New York City's latest heat wave, and the summer weather is no less forgiving in many other cities in the western hemisphere. To help beat the heat, car service app Uber is offering ice cream trucks on demand, today only from 11-5 p.m. in...

Better Know A Holiday: St. John's Day (And Eve)

Better Know A Holiday: St. John's Day (And Eve) f_jensen_at_sdr.vinge, Flickr AKA: Fete Nationale du Quebec (Canada), Kupala Day (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland), Festa Junina (Brazil), Foguera de San Xuan (Brazil), Jaanilaupaev (Estonia), Saint Jonas' Festival (Lithuania), Jani (Latvia), Dia de Sao Joao (Portugal),...

A Beginner's Guide To Swedish Midsommar

A Beginner's Guide To Swedish Midsommar Bengt Nyman, Flickr Pickled herring, drinking songs, a pole covered in flowers, boiled potatoes, dancing like frogs. Yes, that's Swedish Midsommar (otherwise known as "Midsummer" in English). Thanks to Swedish roots around the world and a general love of Scandinavian...

Sweden's Male Train Drivers Wear Skirts Following Row Over Uniform

Sweden's Male Train Drivers Wear Skirts Following Row Over Uniform Dan Clay, Flickr At least a dozen train drivers in Sweden have taken to wearing skirts as they go about their job after their employer banned them from wearing shorts. The men, who operate trains north of Stockholm, wanted to wear shorts during warmer weather but were...

How to Be Swedish: This Video Will (Sort Of) Tell You

How to Be Swedish: This Video Will (Sort Of) Tell You cacophonyx, Flickr Nothing like stereotypes to really give you the feel of a country. It seems that a lot of people have a soft spot for anything that gives us an insider look - whether true or not - at Scandinavia. Why Scandinavian, and in particular Swedish culture, is...

Eurovision 2013: All Of Europe Under One Roof

Eurovision 2013: All Of Europe Under One Roof Alex Robertson Textor Launched in 1956, Eurovision is a Europe-wide music competition held every May under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Participating countries select their representative songs over the course of the preceding winter and spring....

Swedes Don't Like Aggressive Beer

Swedes Don't Like Aggressive Beer Iron Maiden Beer The first piece of news is that if you're an Iron Maiden fan, there's now a beer for you. The second piece of news is that if you're going to Sweden you won't be able to drink it. Trooper, the new beer for hardcore Iron Maiden fans, is now available in...

International Adventure Guide 2013: Stockholm, Sweden

International Adventure Guide 2013: Stockholm, Sweden Known as the Venice of the North, Stockholm is a city defined by water; it's in the soul of the city's inhabitants. Cold and icy in the winter and ready for sailing and bathing in the summer, water is as much a symbol of Stockholm as Old Town and the Royal Palace. This...

My Mini-Holiday In Sweden

My Mini-Holiday In Sweden A few weeks ago I went to Sweden. I'd planned to spend the week doing research elsewhere, but when I sat down to actually review the visa requirements for said place it became clear that I simply didn't have time to pull everything off without more lead time. So, with a few...

The Cabinet Of Curiosities: Collecting The Wonders Of The World

The Cabinet Of Curiosities: Collecting The Wonders Of The World Before there was the museum, there was the cabinet of curiosities. Starting in the 16th century as Europe expanded its horizons during the Age of Exploration, the rich and powerful began to collect curios and display them. Their collections were eclectic – everything...

ABBA Museum To Open In Stockholm

ABBA Museum To Open In Stockholm Dancing Queens, get dancing, an ABBA museum is opening in Stockholm. ABBA The Museum will open its doors in the Swedish capital on May 7. It covers the complete history of the disco group and will display their gold records, crazy '70s costumes, and even reproductions of...

An Insider's Guide To Exploring Uppsala, Sweden

An Insider's Guide To Exploring Uppsala, Sweden Most people that go to Sweden for their first time head to Stockholm, a beautiful city that is well worth a visit. But just outside of Stockholm you will find another Scandinavian gem: Uppsala. It's a university town, and founded in 1477, the university is the oldest...

5 Countries That Are Great Alternatives To Their Crowded Neighbors

5 Countries That Are Great Alternatives To Their Crowded Neighbors It's the great hypocrisy in the mind of every traveler that they want to tour a place free from other tourists. Grumbling that a place is overcrowded isn't without grounds, though. Who hasn't wanted to pull a Dr. Manhattan on the tour groups that take group photos with...

Who Has Europe's Dirtiest Currency?

Who Has Europe's Dirtiest Currency? Think about how many hands the average dollar bill passes through; all jokes about "dirty money" aside, it's practically impossible for the money that you carry in your wallet to be clean. But some bills are dirtier than others. Researchers at Oxford put European...

Photo Of The Day: Uppsala Botanical Gardens, Sweden

Photo Of The Day: Uppsala Botanical Gardens, Sweden Sun in the middle of Swedish winter is a sought after thing, and this photo by Flickr user mjlacey captures the seasonal beauty of sunlight on snow. The oldest botanical garden in Sweden, Botaniska Trädgården (Botanical Gardens), located in the university...

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