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Top Exotic, Cultural, Culinary and Adventure Destinations for 2015

Subscribe to Skimbaco Lifestyle I have officially moved back to the United States after living in Sweden for three years, and after traveling more in Europe. Expedia Viewfinder asked some of my favorite travel destinations,…

Family Travel Idea: Get Lost with Paddington in London

At Skimbaco, we love to find holiday gift ideas that enable you to explore the world. On January 16, 2015, the movie Paddington will be released in the U.S.  It is sure to be a…

Little Girl’s Holiday Dream: the Gift of the American Girl Travel Experience

Yes, Santa!  A doll under the tree is special, but here’s a gift idea that really brings that doll to life in a big way.  Why not travel to a city for a weekend that…

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…

Top Exotic, Cultural, Culinary and Adventure Destinations for 2015

World awaist you, what are you waiting for? 15+ top cultural, adventure, exotic and culinary destinations to travel to in 2015 from the editor of @skimbaco

Subscribe to Skimbaco Lifestyle I have officially moved back to the United States after living in Sweden for three years, and after traveling more in Europe. Expedia Viewfinder asked some of my favorite travel destinations,…

Family Travel Idea: Get Lost with Paddington in London

London Draycott Hotel area

At Skimbaco, we love to find holiday gift ideas that enable you to explore the world. On January 16, 2015, the movie Paddington will be released in the U.S.  It is sure to be a…

Little Girl’s Holiday Dream: the Gift of the American Girl Travel Experience

Touches of PInk at the Reniassance Charlotte South Park Hotel in Charlotte, N.C.

Yes, Santa!  A doll under the tree is special, but here’s a gift idea that really brings that doll to life in a big way.  Why not travel to a city for a weekend that…

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…

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…