Club Carlson – A Nordic Tour

We spent $483.42 for 11 nights in Club Carlson hotels throughout the Nordic Countries. How We Gained Our Points The Club Carlson Premier Visa used to be an amazing credit card. It’s not nearly as good anymore, but in my opinion, it’s still worth holding on to and paying the annual fee. The sign up bonus […]

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“Flashpacking” the Nordic Countries

We recently heard of the term flashpacking, which means traveling while being a bit less frugal (in perhaps a more flashy way) than the average backpacker. We like this term because we’re not always comfortable calling ourselves backpackers, since we stay in hotels and spend more money than a typical backpacker, but we are literally traveling with all […]

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Stockholm Expenses

One of the main reasons we visited Stockholm was to visit Peter’s family: his aunt, uncle and cousins live in Stockholm, and his Grandma & Grandpa live on Rindo island (see more about visiting his family in this post). Peter’s family was beyond generous, so we had a lot less expenses than we predicted. 4 […]

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Visiting Family in Sweden

My father moved from Sweden to the United States after college to get a job in California, which is where my father and mother met. Eventually they moved to New Hampshire to be closer to the rest of my mother’s family (my mother grew up in Massachusetts). However, my dad’s family has remained in Sweden, […]

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Exploring Stockholm, Sweden

From Copenhagen, we took a really nice train to Stockholm, Sweden. Since the weather was rainy & cold (low 50s) when we arrived, we were excited to see our hotel (the Radisson Blu) was literally next to the central train station! The entire time we were in Stockholm, we had pretty dreary weather (mid 40s-50s, […]

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