Stockholm's Skansen


This is a series called Wanderlust. If you love travel (and dreaming of travel) as much as I do, this series is for you. (Find posts 1 , 2 & 3 in the series.) – E  Skansen is Europe's largest and oldest open air museum. Entire villages, homes, farms, etc... were moved from all over Sweden to a hilltop location overlooking Stockholm. Unfortunately, the charming vintage childrens' rides and games were closed when we visited last October, as were certain buildings such as the printshop. But we still had a wonderful time. Ingrid loved the zoo and farm animals.  Kirk and I loved the architecture, gardens, and interiors. We all enjoyed our delicious lunch at the cozy Restauration Gubbhyllan, which had the best hot chocolate in the world. (And I've sampled a lot.) I think everyone who goes to the Swedish capital should save a day for Skansen. I would go there again in a heartbeat. - Eva

Here are a few travel-related links that I like from around the web:

+ The best brunch spots in NYC.

+ I think I need to subscribe to this.

+ A relaxing little bungalow rental in Venice Beach. (via Cup of Jo)

+ I'd like to stay here and explore the red rock gorgeousness that exists just a few hours from my doorstep.