A Weekend in Stockholm

The royal Swedish capital of Stockholm is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Spread across 14 islands in the Stockholm archipelago, there are breathtaking views in every direction. But it doesn’t stop there. The medieval city center of Gamla Stan is postcard perfect. The restaurants are world class. The shops are filled with amazing Swedish and Scandinavian designed clothes, furniture and more. And we haven’t even started talking about how beautiful the Swedish people are. Everything (and everyone) in Stockholm just exudes a casual cool. Hip without trying. Stunning.

I had the opportunity to travel to Stockholm for a few days last month to attend the TBEX conference, and I fell in love with this gorgeous city.

Expensive? Yes.

Worth it? Absolutely!

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Traveling is the best way for your kids to learn about the world. But what about when an around-the-world trip isn’t in the cards?

The next best thing is to read, and luckily there are some amazing children’s books about destinations around the world.

While we love to read all different types of books in our house, my kids always seem to gravitate towards series of books. They become comfortable with the characters, format, or illustrations of a book, and are so excited when they can read more in the series. So naturally, we look for kid’s travel book series. Our most treasured collection of books is the This Is Series from Miroslav Šašek, which is displayed proudly in the living room for everyone to enjoy as much as possible.

Below are 13 of the very best travel book series for kids. Each of these series of books cover multiple countries or cities, and are sure to teach your little ones a thing or two.

The very best travel book series for kids - discover new cities and countries around the world with these beautiful and educational children's books

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A Weekend in Zagreb

Zagreb, the capital and largest city in Croatia, has played an important role in the history of Croatia since the middle ages. Originally two different (and often battling) cities on neighboring hills, the secular Gradec (now known as the Upper Town) and the ecclesiastical Kaptol finally united in 1851 to form the unified city of Zagreb.

Unfortunately, most travelers skip right over Zagreb. Instead, they head straight for the Dalmatian Coast, the Istrian Peninsula, or Plitviče Lakes National Park. Zagreb is usually seen as a place to fly into or travel through, but not a destination in its own right.

Although we first talked of visiting Zagreb as a convenient stopping point between Zadar and Vienna, we were pleasantly surprised with just how wonderful Zagreb is. It is actually the kind of city I could see myself living in. Not super touristy, plenty of fun restaurants and cafes, beautiful parks and green spaces, super affordable and a really cool vibe. Not to mention the perfect central location to travel all over Croatia! Yes, I could definitely live there.

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The very best sources of travel inspiration to help you plan your next trip!The world is a big place, and if you are anything like me, you want to see all of it. But where to start exactly?

Sometimes just deciding where to go is the hardest part!

Since blindly pointing to a place on the globe isn’t the best way to choose a travel destination, I have gathered up my very favorite sources of travel inspiration, to help you plan your next trip.

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