The Lure of the Arctic: What’s Hot in Cold Northern Norway

This wasn’t the first, second or even third time I packed my bags and headed up north even though anyone with sense would’ve gone exactly the opposite direction. To somewhere warm, sunny and let’s face…

Award-winning Slovenian Olive Oil Maker Vanja Dujc Surprises with Fruity Blends

High on the hills of Portorož – the Adriatic coast of Slovenia peaceful olive groves with some 1000 trees provide the harvest for the award-winning olive oils of  Vanja Dujc. I had the honor to…

Hotel Review: St. Regis Bali – The Ultimate Exotic Luxury Beach Resort

Disclosure: my trip to Bali was sponsored by Starwood Preferred Guest. My opinions are my own. Words fail me describing the St. Regis Bali Resort, it is simply outstanding in every way. Let me take…

Travel Insight: Tourist Cycling Gains Popularity as Luxury Hotel Amenity

  Sometimes the best way to explore an area is to pedal your way through town on a leisurely bike ride.  Our own Satu spent late summer biking through Ireland. Ok. She’s more like a professional,…

Hotel Nettuno: How a Family Operated Hotel Impressed in Italy

You all know that I’m the odd one on our Skimbaco team because I probably spend more time picking out a hotel for a trip than I do picking out a destination. Where I stay…

Making My Dream Come True with an Italian Brand Store in Helsinki

GEOX store coming soon to Helsinki! Meanwhile: PopUp Kauppa I’ve just opened a pop-up store. Now that wasn’t quite my dream, but I happened to got a few lemons and turned those lemons I got into the…

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The Lure of the Arctic: What’s Hot in Cold Northern Norway

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This wasn’t the first, second or even third time I packed my bags and headed up north even though anyone with sense would’ve gone exactly the opposite direction. To somewhere warm, sunny and let’s face…

Award-winning Slovenian Olive Oil Maker Vanja Dujc Surprises with Fruity Blends

Vanja Dujc Olives

High on the hills of Portorož – the Adriatic coast of Slovenia peaceful olive groves with some 1000 trees provide the harvest for the award-winning olive oils of  Vanja Dujc. I had the honor to…

Hotel Review: St. Regis Bali – The Ultimate Exotic Luxury Beach Resort

the ultimate tropical vacation destination: St. Regis Bali

Disclosure: my trip to Bali was sponsored by Starwood Preferred Guest. My opinions are my own. Words fail me describing the St. Regis Bali Resort, it is simply outstanding in every way. Let me take…

Travel Insight: Tourist Cycling Gains Popularity as Luxury Hotel Amenity

Travel Insight: Tourist Cycling Gains Popularity as Luxury Hotel Amenity

  Sometimes the best way to explore an area is to pedal your way through town on a leisurely bike ride.  Our own Satu spent late summer biking through Ireland. Ok. She’s more like a professional,…

Hotel Nettuno: How a Family Operated Hotel Impressed in Italy

hotel review of Hotel Nettuno in Italy

You all know that I’m the odd one on our Skimbaco team because I probably spend more time picking out a hotel for a trip than I do picking out a destination. Where I stay…

Making My Dream Come True with an Italian Brand Store in Helsinki

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GEOX store coming soon to Helsinki! Meanwhile: PopUp Kauppa I’ve just opened a pop-up store. Now that wasn’t quite my dream, but I happened to got a few lemons and turned those lemons I got into the…

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Vanja Dujc Olives

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Paris Day Trip: Touring Champagne Region in Reims

Paris Day Trip: Touring Champagne Region in Reims

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