Wanderlust | Stockholm's Gamla Stan


This is a new 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 in the series.) – E  Eva Maria Wilhelmina Lundh Hubertz. Quite the mouthful, right? Her friends shortened it to the nickname May. I called her Mormor. She was my great-grandmother, and I grew up watching her fingers work at various crafting projects while sitting on the couch in her cozy living room. She came to the US from Stockholm in the 20's and married my great-grandfather, a handsome young Norwegian. I've always wanted to visit the city where she grew up, and this fall, I was lucky enough to do just that.

On our first day in Stockholm, Kirk, Ingrid, and I took a walk around the old part of the city: Gamla Stan. I've heard that in the summertime, it's crowded and overrun with tourists. But on this quiet day in October, we had the streets practically to ourselves. It was magical. - Eva

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

+ Do's and don't for renting an apartment in Paris.

+ I've been wanting to visit these seaside towns in Italy for so long!

+ Best resources for cheap, free, or paid travel. (Kirk and I did #7 and loved it!)

+ Win a week's stay at this cozy cottage in France. (Ends Wednesday, December 5th.)

+ Looking for a stylish city getaway? You probably hadn't thought of going here, but you should.