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Teaching the Kids Global Lifestyle via Family Dinners

This post is sponsored by Ragú and you can visit Facebook.com/RaguSauce for easy recipe ideas. Want to know my secrets of teaching kids the global lifestyle, good eating habits and keeping our family together as…

Luxury Hotel Review: Maalu Maalu in Sri Lanka

If you have followed my Instagram account @houseofanais, you know already that our family of five had the holiday of a lifetime full of adventure when we were touring around the lovely island of Sri…

Top Three Castles to Visit in Southern England

When planning a visit to England there are some places that end up in most visitors must-visit list: in London probably the guard change in Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, a West End musical, London…

Sri Lanka – A Perfect Family Adventure Destination

Our family is known for sometimes finding the less-than-traditional family holiday destinations – or at least the more unusual agendas for our trips. We’ve recently returned from our latest adventure in Sri Lanka, and prior…

Satu Vänskä-Westgarth’s Top 10 Skimbaco Moments of 2013

“Skimbaco lifestyle to me means having the courage and enthusiasm to jump head first into new adventures”, I wrote a while ago for my team profile here in Skimbaco. Naturally I agree. But as I…

Welcoming White Christmas

One of the greatest perks about living in the very northern corner of Europe, in Norway, is snow. Mind you, snow and the below-freezing temperatures do come with their drawbacks too, but white Christmas is…

Teaching the Kids Global Lifestyle via Family Dinners

Teaching kids global lifestyle and importance of family dinners

This post is sponsored by Ragú and you can visit Facebook.com/RaguSauce for easy recipe ideas. Want to know my secrets of teaching kids the global lifestyle, good eating habits and keeping our family together as…

Luxury Hotel Review: Maalu Maalu in Sri Lanka

Maalu Maalu Resort, Passekuhad, Sri Lanka

If you have followed my Instagram account @houseofanais, you know already that our family of five had the holiday of a lifetime full of adventure when we were touring around the lovely island of Sri…

Top Three Castles to Visit in Southern England

Windsor Castle

When planning a visit to England there are some places that end up in most visitors must-visit list: in London probably the guard change in Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, a West End musical, London…

Sri Lanka – A Perfect Family Adventure Destination

Kaudulla National Park, Sri Lanka

Our family is known for sometimes finding the less-than-traditional family holiday destinations – or at least the more unusual agendas for our trips. We’ve recently returned from our latest adventure in Sri Lanka, and prior…

Satu Vänskä-Westgarth’s Top 10 Skimbaco Moments of 2013

Microadventures in Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

“Skimbaco lifestyle to me means having the courage and enthusiasm to jump head first into new adventures”, I wrote a while ago for my team profile here in Skimbaco. Naturally I agree. But as I…

Welcoming White Christmas

Welcoming White Christmas to Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

One of the greatest perks about living in the very northern corner of Europe, in Norway, is snow. Mind you, snow and the below-freezing temperatures do come with their drawbacks too, but white Christmas is…

How to Create a Book Full of Beautiful Christmas Memories

Christmas card_sisters

Do you ever ever look at those magazines featuring beautiful family Christmas (or any other holiday, so to speak) features thinking “yeah, right – it’s just not possible with my children”. Some families book expensive…

Luxury Hotel Review: Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu Philippines

Beach of ShangriLa Mactan in Cebu. Philiippines

Typhoon Haiyan was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, just last month, in November 2013. I visited Cebu, Philippines earlier this year, and was happy to hear…

Ireland Special: Insider’s guide to Dublin with kids with Olivia from The Stork Exchange

Dublin with Kids by The Stork Exchange I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

Our 2-year old has visited Dublin and Ireland a few times already, and even the 4-month old little man has got a tour of my old home. Still, I feel little lost when it comes…

Destination Unknown: Tips for Finding the Perfect Vacation Rental Abroad

Finding perfect apartment abroad I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

“Traveling like a local and staying at home like a tourist” is one of the themes that unites all of us Skimbaco writers whether we live in California, London, New York, Sweden or North Carolina.…