Food Archive

A visit to the Västerbottens Museum in Umeå, Sweden

After breakfast at the Stora Hotellet in Umeå, we set off on our second full day exploring the Vasterbotten region. Our first stop was the Västerbottens Museum, which is located in the outskirts of Umeå. The Västerbottens Museum covers the cultural history of Västerbotten. While there are also indoor exhibits, during the summer months, much […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clarion Hotel Sign Stockholm, Sweden review

During my week in Stockholm, I stayed at the Clarion Hotel Sign, which is part of the Choice Hotels chain. Choice Hotels are fantastic options in Scandinavia, especially if you book with points. Thanks to having bought points during this year’s Daily Getaways promotion, I was able to stay at the Hotel Sign in Stockholm […]

A food tour of Stockholm, Sweden

During my time in Stockholm, I joined an afternoon-long food tour of the city called “What does Stockholm taste like?” This was another complimentary pre-TBEX activity courtesy of Visit Stockholm. The Nordic experience tour was run by Food Tours Stockholm (TripAdvisor) & covered all aspects of modern Swedish & Scandinavian cuisine. We met at Hotorget outside of […]

Clarion Hotel Odin Gothenburg, Sweden review

In July, I spent five nights in Gothenburg at the Clarion Collection Hotel Odin. Thanks to booking with Choice Privileges Points from Choice Hotels, I ended up getting a fantastic deal on a huge deluxe room. Had I paid cash for a regular room, the rate would have been $200 per night ($1000 total), and the […]