FAMILY TRAVEL

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…

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

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…

Haunted Jekyll Island, Georgia

It’s not that I seek out haunted hotels in my travels. Far from it. I’m actually a scaredy cat when it comes to anything haunted, but I like hotels rich in history and character. When…

Family Getaway Idea: Williamsburg, Virginia

The great thing about traveling to the South in the fall  is that temperatures remain warm during the day well into November. The perfect spot for families to explore the fall season is Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s…

Grab a Table at Dan’l Boone Inn in Boone, N.C.

When we find a culinary gem, we love to tell you about it. If you ever visit, Boone, N.C., which is located in the Blue Ridge mountains, you may want to dine at the Dan’l…

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…

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…

Haunted Jekyll Island, Georgia

ghosts sightings at Jekyll Island Club Hotel,

It’s not that I seek out haunted hotels in my travels. Far from it. I’m actually a scaredy cat when it comes to anything haunted, but I like hotels rich in history and character. When…

Family Getaway Idea: Williamsburg, Virginia

Skimbaco_Jamestown Feature

The great thing about traveling to the South in the fall  is that temperatures remain warm during the day well into November. The perfect spot for families to explore the fall season is Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s…

Grab a Table at Dan’l Boone Inn in Boone, N.C.

Strawberry Shortcake at Dan'l Boone Inn Restaurant in Boone, NC

When we find a culinary gem, we love to tell you about it. If you ever visit, Boone, N.C., which is located in the Blue Ridge mountains, you may want to dine at the Dan’l…

Family Travel: Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach Opens Brand New Water Park

Crown Reef Resort waterpark

With an International airport and 29 nonstop airline markets on its daily schedule, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, welcomes families from all over the world to its Grand Strand. There are 100 golf courses, Broadway-style entertainment,…

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…

Best of Coastal Summer in North Carolina in Instagram Pictures

Topsail Sunset

We hope you have enjoyed the summer issue of the Skimbaco Lifestyle Magazine. Here, at Skimbaco, we believe in living life to the fullest. To us, that means spending time with our families. We’ve slowed…

Top Three Family Beach Spots Near San Francisco along the Famous Coastal Highway 1

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

This post is also available on our digital magazine Issue 3, on page 35. My three Northern California hot-spots for family beach time are all located along the gorgeous Pacific Coast Highway 1, which runs from…