SKIMBACO TRAVEL

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…

Paris Day Trip: Touring Champagne Region in Reims

Just having returned from a trip to Paris, all things French are still on my mind. While there is a laundry list of things to see and day in Paris that can keep one busy…

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

Arctic Fishing in Northern Norway I @SatuVW I Destination Unknown

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…

Paris Day Trip: Touring Champagne Region in Reims

Paris Day Trip: Touring Champagne Region in Reims

Just having returned from a trip to Paris, all things French are still on my mind. While there is a laundry list of things to see and day in Paris that can keep one busy…

Instagram Travel Thursday project presented at the TBD Italy 2014

Instagram Travel Thursday presented at TBD Italy 2014

Instagram Travel Thursday Project Presented in Italy Leigh, Reeta and me from the Skimbaco Team attended the TBD Italy last month, and I was honored to speak about the Power of Communities, and I wanted…

Le Méridien Sparkling Happy Hour: Serving Global Cocktails Unique to Local Areas

cocktails inspired by fall and winter

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts are putting back the sparkle in happy hour this fall and winter.  The trendy, European-inspired hotels in the Starwood Brand, have tapped into local flavors to curate spritzers and cocktails…

Herbs, Spices and Sri Lankan Delicatessen Wattalappan

Delicious Sri Lankan Food

On this post to a family adventure in Sri Lanka I want to talk a bit about the local food. I shared all the different things our family manage to explore and try in Sri Lanka from…

Tove Jansson’s 100th Anniversary and Moomin Exhibition at the Arabia Gallery in Helsinki

Tove Jansson's Moomin Exhibition at Arabia Factory and the anniversary of Tove Jansson

We recently visited the Arabia Factory in Finland. Arabia has been manufacturing Moomin mugs for decades, and held a Moomin Exhibition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, one of the…