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59 North
Travel writer from Cincinnati, Ohio now living in Stockholm, Sweden and exploring the world with an Aussie husband. Going Viking is my in progress memoir.
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  • The split: Living with your heart in more than one city 2 days ago   I’ll soon be flying to the US and I am feeling the split–that divided feeling of wanting to stay here in Stockholm to enjoy the holidays in my own home. But at the same time, I very much want to travel to the US to spend the time with my family and friends there.  It’s never easy. While...
  • Santa Lucia and julbords: Christmas in Stockholm 5 days ago       Today is Lucia day and though it’s not an official holiday in Sweden, it is a big celebration with plenty of traditions. Yesterday at work, a choir came and sang Santa Lucia to us, as well as several other traditional Christmas songs. Being the Christmas geek that I am, I always enjoy...
  • Christmas in Stockholm: Holiday lights 1 week ago     In spite of the endless gray and sunset at the ridiculous hour of 2.48 in the afternoon today, Stockholm is still pretty in the holiday season. So now I share some of my favorite holiday lights around town. This year, it seems there are a lot of moose around town. Who says there’s no...
  • Christmas in Stockholm: Skansen's holiday market 1 week ago       I have a confession to make: I am a Christmas geek. I love the holiday markets, the lights, decorations, parties, and just the general buzz around town. Hanging my Christmas stars in the windows and pulling out my favorite old decorations just adds to all the happiness. In my 10 years in...
  • Turkey leftovers and cultural imports 2 weeks ago     The big thanksgiving dinner on Saturday left me feeling happy in all sorts of ways. First, it was good to be able to host a dinner party in our new place. And of course, it’s been great to have all those turkey leftovers. But more than all this, it felt good to celebrate this American...

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