Iceland: quirky, friendly, alien looking breathtaking landscapes. And its cold, very cold. Driving for hours, kilometers and kilometres of nothingness, on end. Where you will cross no one. You really feel you are in an incredibly remote, out of this world place. I have visited both with and without snow and it is so different, […]

Gotland, Sweden

The trip to Gotland was one of those things that you don’t know what came first, finding out about this special island off the coast of Sweden or hearing about an extremely unique hotel, set on a former gravel quarry. With that combination it was impossible not to plan a visit. A secret well kept by the […]

Isles of Scilly, UK

Is this the U.K.??? Really? Believe it or not it is, as Caribbean as it looks. The Isles of Scilly form an archipelago of five inhabited islands: St. Mary’s, Tresco, St. Martin’s, St. Agnes and Bryher, as well as numerous other small rocky islets, around 140 in total, lying 45 off Land’s End, the south western […]

Elafonisos, Greece

Elafonisos, not to be confused with Elafonisi in Creete, is a small island between the Peloponesse and Kythira. It lies off the coast of Cape Malea and Vatika. The area of the island is 19 square kilometres (7 square miles) and the population is only between 300 and 350 during the winter. If you are in […]

Värmdö, Sweden

Artipelag is an international venue for art, good food, events and activities, beautifully set on Värmdö, just 25 minutes from Stockholm. We reached it by boat which is such a great way to enjoy the stunning Swedish scenery. It was a very special visit because we had the chance to meet the lovely Björn Jakobson, the […]

Folegandros, Greece

Flying into Santorini you find yourself surrounded by cruise ships, buses, people going up and down Oia with taxis…and then you get to the harbour, board a ferry boat and in one hour you set foot on Folegandros.  Where you will find no souvenir shops, no children, no parasols or lounge beds. Where you can […]

Menorca, Spain

Ibiza or Mallorca might be more well-known in the Baleares but it is actually Menorca where you still find mainly Spanish families who have been going on holiday for generations, who love and protect the island and where construction of big buildings and hotels has been prevented. A very relaxed, elegant atmosphere everywhere, understated behaviour, […]