Traveling Internationally with Children

I have said repeatedly that I enjoy travel because it educates me in ways nothing else can. I got educated on my recent trip to Europe with my wife and two stepchildren. I loved our experience. It was wonderful. Even though it wasn’t our first foreign travel adventure together, it was our first large-scale international […]

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Ferrying between Sweden and Denmark

During our stay in Malmö, Sweden, we took an hour’s train ride north to Helsingborg for a day trip. As soon as we arrived, we wandered over to the ferry terminal to take a very short ride across the Øresund Strait to Helsingør, Denmark. The whole point of this activity was to take a ferry from one country […]

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Urban Arts in Malmö, Sweden

Let me get straight to it: I would live in Malmö. This coastal city in southern Sweden, situated less than half an hour from Copenhagen, Denmark, is impressive. Cultural diversity. Great food. Easy to walk. Interesting history. Superb nightlife. Supportive of the arts. Kid-friendly activities. In fact, my wife and I are already talking about how […]

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Taking it Easy in Kalmar, Sweden

The slogan on the official visitor’s guide states that Kalmar, Sweden, is “for leisure and pleasure.” I get it. Situated beside the Baltic Sea, it is a chill city. Easy to walk. Fascinating history. Friendly folks. Kalmar Castle is a primary attraction. As the website states, its origins date to the 12th Century, and it’s one of the best preserved […]

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