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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Stockholm: Water and Green Spaces

Stockholm, Sweden, was our arrival point for a nearly two-week study abroad experience with the University of North Alabama in May. Almost immediately, I felt at ease in the city. Not only was it my first visit to Sweden, it was my first trip to Scandinavia. Our stay was brief — just a couple of days … Continue reading