Skimbaco Lifestyle by Katja Presnal

Sri Lanka and Italy are calling for travel bloggers with these two conferences

katja and leigh

There are several great travel blogging conferences and events annually, and even though most of Skimbaco Lifestyle’s readers are not travel bloggers, I wanted to invite those who are to apply to two great events…

Photo essay of visiting back home to Turku archipelago in Finland

Summer in Turku archipelago in 30 photos

Going back home… our trip back where I am from in 30+ photos I am doing something different this Instagram Travel Thursday. The past 3 weeks I have been posting photos from our trip to…

Inexpensive Summer Guest Bedroom Makeover

guest bedroom on a dime

This marks our third and last summer in Sweden, and each summer we’ve had visitors for several weeks. This summer is no exception. Each year we have made changes and additions in the way we…

Our Easy 4th of July Parties

easy 4th of July Party ideas

Happy 4th of July for those who celebrate! 4th of July is one of the favorite holidays in our multi-cultural family. I love being almost an American by association, and I love celebrating the 4th…

4th of July Party Music Playlist

4th of July 2014 Music Playlist via Skimbaco on Spotify

The easiest way to set the mood for your 4th of July party is to fill it with the right music. I created my 4th of July Music Playlist on Spotify, and it’s ready to…

Lisa Leonard $75 Gift Card Giveaway

Enter to win one of five $75 gift cards for Lisa Leonard

Win One Of FIVE $75 Lisa Leonard Gift Cards! You know I love Instagram, so when a few blogger friends asked me to team up for a fun and EASY giveaway for our Instagram-friends, it…

Our Summer Issue is here! Theme: Coastal Family Summer

Excellent Summer Read: Skimbaco Lifestyle Coastal Family Summer magazine issue

If the above widget doesn’t work, read the magazine here. Coastal Family Summer The latest Skimbaco Lifestyle e-magazine issue is here! Do you remember the summer fun you experienced when you were a child? Eating…

The Pain of Wanderlust Living

The pain of wanderlust living

The absolutely worst part of expat living and overseas assignments is the inevitable end date. December 31st looks like a black hole pulling us closer and closer to the opening of the empty nothingness. It…

These Instagram Photos will Make you Want to Go to Scandinavia

Best Instagram photos from Scandinavia

Our team has traveled to around 60 countries, and guess where most of us are spending, or returning to this summer? Home. While we have some exciting travels ahead and new places to visit as…

I’m Ready to Seas the Day This Summer

Seas the day

I am working long days, long hours, stretching the time and myself at this moment, and I am ready for a vacation of being busy of doing nothing at all (sorry, I don’t even like…