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Driving in Germany - 10 tips for your road trip

Are you going to drive in Germany? Here are my 10 best tips and tricks on the things I wish I had known the first time we went to Germany!

Flying Royal Jordanian Airlines to Amman: How was it?

In just under 5 hours of flight, you reach the land of fairy tales, Jordan, with a direct flight from Stockholm with Royal Jordanian. But what is it really like to fly Royal Jordanian? Here is my full report!

Pack smarter - 15 tips for perfect packing!

How do you become a real pro at packing? Here are my 15 best tips for perfect packing - everything from HOW you pack to WHAT you should pack!

Traveling with a dog to France - How does it work?

How dog-friendly is France and what does it really take to be able to travel to France with your dog? Here are my best tips for a wonderful holiday in France with your four-legged friend!

Fly Finnair Helsinki-Singapore t/ri A350 in economy class

What is it really like to fly with Finnair's A350 on a long-haul flight to Asia? How is the cabin? The service? And the food? Here comes my review!

Travel to Denmark with a dog - How does it work?

What do you need to do to be able to holiday with your dog in Denmark? And what do you need to do to be able to bring the dog back to Sweden again? We have traveled with the pug Lilibet to Denmark and it was much easier than we thought!

Traveling by train in the Czech Republic - That's how it works

The distances in the Czech Republic are not great and with a well-developed railway network and fresh trains it is a pleasure to travel around by train. I have tried traveling by train in the Czech Republic from Brno to Prague and can only say one thing - I would love to do it again!

20 things you must do before going on vacation

The trip is booked and the visa fixed! But what must you not forget to fix at home before you leave? Here comes the ultimate checklist!

When everything is to be cancelled

What happens when a trip has to be canceled due to the corona crisis? We have now (largely) canceled our entire Greece trip. It turned out to be both simple and very complicated...

Travel pharmacy - How to pack for the trip

If you get sick on the trip, it's good to have a travel pharmacy with you. Here you will find a checklist - regardless of destination and age!

20 simple tips to take better holiday photos

You don't need an expensive camera or kilos of equipment to take great vacation photos! Here are my 20 best tips!

What uses Rucksack for backpacks?

There are two backpacks that I usually take with me on my travels. A chic city backpack and a backpack for camera equipment. So here goes my best-in-test for travel daypacks!

Driving a car in Australia - How to do it?

Australia is the dream destination that has everything for a great road trip. But what do you need to consider when driving in Australia? Here are my best tips for a carefree road trip Down Under!

Driving a car in Italy - How to do it? 9 tips for a smooth road trip

Are you going to drive in Italy? What might be good to know before you hit the road? Here are my 9 best tips on things to keep in mind when driving in Italy - everything about tolls, road signs, parking and renting a car!

What do hotel stars really mean?

Are you wondering what the hotel stars actually mean? How can it differ so much between different hotels? The answer turned out to be both quite simple and quite difficult.

Villa, hotel or apartment - what should you choose for your holiday?

I usually book hotels when we travel, but sometimes I book private villas or apartments. But when do I choose what? Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the different options!

Plan a hiking trip

Going on a hiking trip requires a little planning! Here are my best tips in a practical little list, focusing on what you need to do day hikes.

When a hotel reservation does not turn out exactly as expected

Maybe we are lucky with our hotel bookings, but we have NEVER had the booking not match what was delivered. But sometime will be the first…

Snälltåget or SJ? Which option was the best between Malmö and Stockholm?

Train between Malmö and Stockholm? SJ express train, Snälltåget or SJ Intercity? Which train wins the battle?

Travel with hand luggage only - up to proof!

I have previously written about how to travel on a weekend trip with only carry-on luggage. But how good am I at packing really? Am I keeping my own advice? It's up to the evidence!

Friday cozy at Arlanda with closed lounges.

When going on a weekend trip, you need to travel by plane on Friday night. But Arlanda doesn't seem to have understood that, because all services closed right in front of us.

Driving in the USA - 10 tips for a great road trip

The vastness, the food, the nature and the music - the big country in the west is really big! Here are our top 10 tips for a perfect road trip in the USA!

Note to self – next trip I'll write a packing list!

Have you opened your bag and realized you forgot to pack something you can't live without? Here's the story of my latest packing crisis and why I'll never be careless with my packing list again!

Miracle lounge at Bangkok Airport (Suvarnabhumi) – Thailand

Today's lounge tip for you with Priority Pass - a really good lounge in Bangkok.

Fly with Bangkok Airways - Thailand

What is it really like to fly with Bangkok Airways? We have tested one of their international routes between Bangkok and Da Nang!

10 tips when booking a hotel - what do you really need?

Cancelable? Resort fees? Extra beds? Parking? Free Wi-Fi? You need to think about this before pressing the hotel's book button!

How to find the perfect travel guide book?

Having trouble deciding which travel guide to buy? Here are the guidebooks that I usually take with me on the trip!

Long-haul flight with children - 23 tips for a more enjoyable flight

All the tips you need to make the long journey a pure pleasure when traveling with children!

Checklist before the trip - everything you need to do

The collection page with all my best tips that will help you before the trip, during the trip and when you book your trip.

10 tips to haggle like a pro

Over the years I have traveled through many countries where haggling is part of the culture. So what do I do then? Here are my 10 best tips for a successful purchase at the right price!

Plan a road trip in Europe – How to do it!

There is no vacation as full of experiences and freedom as a road trip! Here you will get lots of tips on how to plan your very own road adventure.

10 tips for booking cheap trips

Through good planning and some research, you can actually travel far, luxuriously and cheaply. Does that sound like an impossible equation? Here are my 10 tips for cheaper travel.

Packing list for a weekend trip with hand luggage only

The penultimate step in booking your plane tickets is often the question of how many checked bags you want. But do you really need a checked bag? Here comes the minimal packing list for the weekend traveler! 

How do you know you booked a safe airline?

How much do you check an airline's safety and finances before pressing the "book" button? 

Sick abroad on the trip - 10 tips on what you must do

If you fall ill abroad, you need to keep track of both receipts and doctor's visits. Here are 10 tips to save both time and money.

Is it possible to make the holiday feel longer?

Is there a universal trick that makes the feeling stick around longer? The answer is YES.

9 tech gadgets we don't want to be without on the trip

You've packed the most important stuff. But you haven't forgotten these tech gadgets, have you?

How to avoid jet lag?

Can you avoid jet lag on long trips? Here are our four best tips to avoid the pain!

Packing list for traveling with children

Are you traveling with a child or baby? Here is our packing list that we reuse every trip!

10 mistakes on the trip even a smart traveler can make - tips on the trip

There are several mistakes you can make as a traveler, all of which are easy to avoid. Here is a practical list of ten tips to check off before departure.