Hi folks, just a heads up that we’re on the move this week. We are going on an exciting adventure in search of the Northern Lights! We’ll be heading up further north to a town in Finland, north of the arctic circle. Maybe we’ll see Santa Clause while we’re up there! We will be staying in an exclusive glass top igloo/cabin! Check this picture out below, which I did not take, it is from their website:
They have an awesome website you just gotta see: http://www.kakslauttanen.fi
So get your heavy coats out and get ready for another fantastic adventure!
See you out there,
The Travelin’ Man
Just wanted to let you know, The Travelin’ Man is on the move! Later this week we will embark on a delicious riverboat cruise through the world renowned vineyards of France. Don’t worry, I´ll take lots of pictures and describe the beautiful vineyards, castles, and towns that we visit. Follow with us as we venture deep into the prestigious wine cellars and sample some of the best wine in Europe.
But despite the sound of that, I insist that I am not a wine snob. I hope to be some day, and trips like this will certainly help. So I will be documenting from a true layman´s perspective.
I will probably be submitting five or six articles total, mostly oriented around the towns you see highlighted on the map. These articles will be permanently posted up on the website. Just click on the Destinations button and select France. The articles will eventually be archived there.
So get ready, it’s going to be a great time!!!
-The Travelin’ Man
Hello from Sweden!
During their European vacation, the Pankows swung by from Paris to visit us for a week. We had a fantastic time! Great dinners in some of Stockholm’s finest restaurants, including B.A.R., Tradition, and the amazing Viking restaurant.
We had a magnificent brunch cruise aboard the S/S Stockholm to celebrate Wally’s birthday. This was just like the dinner cruise, but it’s brunch. The food was traditional Swedish and was exquisitely prepared.
We went to the Vasa museum followed by an elegant lunch at Wärdshuset Ulla Winbladh. We also did the Police museum and the National Museum of Technology. Somehow, we even squeezed in a boat cruise out to my favorite Swedish castle, the Drottningholm Palace.
The men spent a day in Skansen, while the ladies adventured up north and stayed in an ice hotel and journeyed for the northern lights.
And of course we had to have a traditional Swedish whiskey tasting. Notice how we got photo-bombed by Jack!
Joe had a great time in the parks, museums, the zoo, and of course, with Spooky!
Thank you, Pankows, for coming all the way out here to see us. These were memories of a lifetime. We hope you will return next year since we hardly even scratched the surface this time!
Your Travelin’ Man,
I know you think The Travelin’ Man must’ve run aground and got stranded on some deserted isle out in the Swedish archipelago. Not so! We just had to let the wheels cool off a little bit.
Just wanted to check in and say hi, and to let you know we are going on a trip to Uppsala this weekend. Most of you are thinking, Uppsala? Where the hell is that? Well, stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it on my next post!
Stay safe, see ya out there!
Just wanted to send you a quick note about some recent changes to the blog. The list of “Tours” under Stockholm was getting too long, so I broke out all the boat rides and cruises and gave them their own category (still under Stockholm).
I also moved the article about Fjäderholmarna Island under the “Boat Rides and Cruises” list. But here’s the great news, when I moved that article, it occurred to me the article was one of my fisrt and wasn’t really up to the high standards of The Travelin’ Man! So I have completely gutted it and restructured it, and I added reviews of the restaurants, including the ones we went to with Melissa and Brandi while they were here, and there are a ton of new pics, so please give it a read and see what you think. Click here to see it now.
THANKS ALL and have a great day!
Wow can you believe it’s already August? And what a busy month we had on the blog in July! I posted a whopping 14 articles last month! AND restructured the menu interface AND added a Stockholm index, wow!
And I still have so much planned. I am writing this update while on the train to Copenhagen, which will get added to the blog. We also did a three hour Segway Tour with our friend Melissa, who is visiting from the US, and I am still documenting Amsterdam. But what I really want you to know is that The Travelin’ Man is extending his reach; I just got my Facebook page up and linked to the blog, and I’m working on getting more social apps up very soon.
So please do me a huge favor and accept the friend invite from the The Travelin’ Man when it comes through. My plan is to make more personal posts on that and still do the formal updates on the blog. I also plan to do event and restaurant reviews from The Travelin’ Man’s Facebook identity. So anything you can do to spread the word about all this is a great help! And also feel free to comment and whatever on the new Facebook when it comes through.
Thanks again for all your support so far and, see ya out there!
Hello out there beta testers! Firstly, thank you all for your continued support and for all the help and suggestions.
This is an attempt for me to set up a way to communicate to members without having to actually “publish” a story.
So if you get this, it means I was successful! The other thing I wanted to tell you was that there is soooooo much content coming in now for Stockholm that it has made me rethink the implementation a little to make it easier to access. I’m going to be adding a new button called “Stockholm“. It will be next to the “Destinations” button at the very top level.
Once it’s all done, the Stockholm button will cascade down with grouped articles and a clickable index to better navigate through them. But I don’t have a development area and cannot implement it in one step.
So if you are ticking around on the site, please be aware it is undergoing a bit of remodeling and the Stockholm areas may behave a bit oddly until I’m done.
If all goes well for the newsletter stuff, there will be a very subtle link at the far bottom of the page called “Newsletters ” where hopefully all the newsletters get published in case our non-members browsing the page want to see what’s going on.
And I am backlogged with a ton of material (thanks Brandi). So as soon as I get this restructuring done, brace yourself for a bunch of new and exciting articles of Stockholm.
See you out there –JC