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Ex-Pat Reality – Shamelessness

EX-PAT LIFE | REALITY The reality of ex-pat life is that living in a foreign country is challenging on many levels. One of the hardest things about it is that it forces you to look at your home country’s customs, mores, and social issues…

The Black Gold of Sweden – Sweden’s Unusual Delicacy

AUTUMN IN SWEDEN | HUNTING FOR BLACK GOLD  Sweden in the autumn is a beautiful site. The land is painted with a palette of orange, red and yellow palette trees, blustery clouds, and blue skies. Along the incredible Bohuslän coast of Sweden it is…

The Trolley Cycle | Sweden Off The Beaten Path

Sweden | A Commitment To Repurposing and Reusing Sustainable living is a big commitment in Sweden. Reusing, recycling and repurposing are part of everyday life here. So much so, that communities have even taken to repurposing old railway lines and turning them into tourist…

The Liebster Award!

Niche Travel Design has been nominated for The Liebster Award! I was nominated by A World in Reach for this peer award. For a somewhat new blogger like me, this is a special treat.  It’s always a great feeling to be recognized by your peers. Thank…

The Sofiero Slott from across the lawn Lit up

All Saints’ Day – Lighting The Way to The Holidays

 WINTER CELEBRATIONS | ALL SAINTS’ DAY We Americans love Halloween. Besides the candy filled extravaganza, the fun of dressing up and parties, Halloween also marks the beginning of the winter holiday season. In quick succession it goes, Halloween, Thanksgiving and then Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa . . . In…

The Glass Cabins of Baldersnäs Herrgård

The Glass Cabins of Sweden

Looking for a place to unwind, recharge, and commune with nature, but still want the comforts of a bed, a down comforter, and a gourmet meal? Look no further than The Glass Cabins at Baldersnäs Herrgård.  THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS Sweden is often rated…

Kanelbulle | Niche Travel Design

Kanelbullar – A Swedish Tradition

According to the Swedish Board of Agriculture and Statistics, Swedes eat a lot of cinnamon buns or kanelbullar as they are known here. Apparently, the average Swedish person eats the equivalent of 316 cinnamon buns per year. That is almost one cinnamon bun per person,…

AbSmåland: Where The Unexpected Meets The Traditional

My New Favorite Cafe In Malmö I went for coffee today with my daughter and discovered my new favorite cafe/store/space in Malmö, Sweden, AbSmåland. Hard to describe, but oh so inviting, AbSmåland is a “lifestyle concept where the unexpected meets the traditional.” It is…

Graduation – Swedish Style

American Graduation June. Summer has arrived and all across America it is time for prom, senior ball, senior ditch day and graduation. High school graduation is a milestone in a young person’s life. 30 some odd years later and I still remember mine. In…