We just came back from Stockholm and are itching to share with you everything we managed to see, do, try and stumble upon within our 48 hours stay in this vibrant Swedish capital.
If there was one sentence to describe Stockholm we'd choose "Perfect for families". The city is so well thought through and open to children that your heart opens up too. You see parents, grandparents and kiddies everywhere you go. Or maybe we just pay more attention to it now, who knows?!
Fact is that everywhere we went we saw families happily walking the streets, having lunch, playing outside and engaging in all sorts of family activities.
All the little tokens of attention from pavement slides to playgrounds with covered playing areas - it all makes it count.
The feeling we had was that kids are welcome everywhere.
So, if you are still in doubt on where to go with your kid - Scandinavia is the best start possible.
Oh, and thumbs up to Swedish dads who take a very active role in bringing up kids! I (Alexandra) don't think I have seen dad + kid combo so often as on the streets of Stockholm.
Once we stayed in an apartment in Helsinki which had a big coffeemaker, but no tea kettle. Later we learned that in Nordic countries coffee is king and many easily consume 4-5 cups a day. It's mostly filter coffee without milk or sugar in it.
With this in mind, assuming that Swedes also prefer coffee over tea we didn‘t have any doubts that there will be enough places with good coffee in Stockholm...
Hello everybody, today we want to take you to Kutaisi, Georgia.
The country of Georgia has been sitting on our bucket list for a long time. Georgian cuisine (it is very popular nowadays in Russia), Georgian history, relatives coming from the Caucasus - it all rang a bell.
And how off the beaten path is yet still Georgia? Although the number of foreign visitors is growing, it is definitely not (yet) one of those places that gets flooded every weekend with masses of tourists. And yet European low cost airlines recently discovered Kutaisi as one of their destinations which makes it very convenient and easy to reach.
So this May we finally got the chance to come to Kutaisi on behalf of Visit Kutaisi. This was a good opportunity to start our relationship with Georgia.
Unfortunately, in the end we didn't make it there as a family - Alexandra stayed home with the kids. But Florian flew in for a weekend together with his friend and professional photographer Moritz and is going to share his impressions and tell you what one can do in Kutaisi in 48 hours.
When we were choosing which part of Crete to visit, first of all we checked for beach options. You might know from our Instagram posts and Stories that Olivia loves being next to the water. Actually she loves beeing in the water so we have to be in there too, no matter what temperature the water has.... but that's another side of the coin.
Long story short, if you also enjoy idyllic sunsets, building sand castles and run away from tiny feet chasing you - Chania region is your choice. It has marvelous beaches some of which are holding the title "Europe's best".
Sit back and enjoy the 7 beaches of Chania region we are about to introduce you to. Oh, and we'll totally understand if you'd want to book your ticket to Crete this summer =).
Did we tell you that we love hiking? If you do too Gran Canaria is a right place for you. It's great for hiking. Especially during the winter months when temperatures are mild.
Hiking with a baby could be a challenge. In fact we didn‘t hike much when Olivia was still a toddler.
Raja Ampat has been on my bucket list for years. So when the invitation from Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia arrived, my bags were packed in seconds (okay in an hour or so, since the kids were trying to help).
Raja Ampat is an archipelago located just next to the Indonesian part of the New Guinea Island, also known as West Papua or Western New Guinea. Apart from being a real beauty – “the last paradise“ as many say – Raja Ampat has some of the world's most diverse and unique biosphere which attracts tourists from all over the globe. The waters of Raja Ampat are considered to comprise some of the world's finest dive spots including some of the most vivid and unique species.
After spending 5 days in the area, I thought i's share with you some tips which might be helpful if you are planning your trip to Raja Ampat - 8 things to know before you go. I certainly wish to find the time to return again as soon as possible.