Spare Change

Living in Sweden is the best of both worlds, the American holidays plus the Swedish traditions. There’s Halloween, uniquely American, which we celebrated by trick or treating around the offices of...

While I was driving on a familiar road through the forest late in the afternoon, Maggie asked, “Are we in the middle of nowhere?” Nowhere. It certainly felt like nowhere. It...

Walking into F-12, one of eight Michelin star-rated restaurants in Sweden, you have the sense that something fantastic is about to happen. An ivory colored theatre-like curtain hangs from overhead, dividing...

Welcome to the Blue Lagoon. Twenty minutes from Iceland’s airport or 45 minutes from Reykjavek city center, this is paradise, this is the Disneyland of Iceland, this is one place you...

Iceland is situated along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge—the longest mountain range in the world and the largest geological feature on the planet. The ridge, for the most part, is underwater but...

Iceland is a country like no other, eleven percent glaciers, eleven percent lava fields; it is truly the land of “Fire and Ice.” Traveling there this week, I expected the weather...

A 15-hour (overnight) ferry ride east from Stockholm, across the Baltic, will take you to the storybook town of Tallinn. The capital of Estonia, Tallinn, is a charming, well-preserved medieval city...

I usually talk about living in Sweden. Today I’m going to talk about living with scoliosis. The word originates from the Greek, meaning “to bend.” It’s the medical term given to ...

It’s not very often you get the chance to say, “Sorry, I can’t be there, I have to go meet the President of the United States.” But that is exactly what...

At No 4 Hamngatan, within Stockholm’s elite shopping district, is an unobtrusive entrance with a placard directing passersby to the Hawllyl House. I’d never gone in. Not until this past week...