Latest

Stora Hotellet Umeå, Sweden review

On the second night of our tour around the Vasterbotten region, we stayed in central Umeå at the historic Stora Hotellet. The Stora Hotellet was built in 1895, but has recently been refurbished as a unique boutique hotel to coincide with the city being named European Capital of Culture 2014. The hotel has a nautical […]

A photo walk & museum visits in Umeå, Sweden

Upon our arrival in Umeå, we walked around for a little bit, visiting the Visitor’s Center first, then heading to nearby Rost for lunch. After lunch, Tinna from Visit Umeå led us on photo walk around the city, showing us many of Umeå’s sights while telling us about the city’s history. Umeå is the cultural center of the […]

SNL: Customs “Welcome to the USA” Video

Last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live had some great sketches (including the fantastic Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer), but one of the best was their new “Welcome to the USA” video for Customs & Border Patrol. If you’ve ever flown into the United States, you’ve been shown a video that welcomes you to the […]

The best restaurants in Umeå, Sweden

Despite it’s relatively small size, Umeå, Sweden has a rich cultural scene, including several great restaurants. I had the opportunity to visit some of them on my trip to the city. Here are some of my favorite spots. Rost Rost is a nice modern restaurant that specializes in vegetarian dishes made from high-quality ingredients. Their specialties […]