Sweden

Tips and Articles in Sweden

Drottningholm was the summer residence of the Swedish royal family. The palace, which was completed in 1686, is a wonderful thing in itself. But the Chinese Pavilion, shown in this photo, is my favorite part. You go through the formal gardens an...
Stockholm, at the intersection of the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren, looks like a mirage on water. The cityscape is a mix of pastel old-world landmarks and signature cutting-edge design. Michelin has spread its stars all over Stockholm, and has grac...
Ever dreamt of sailing the Neva to visit the czars' summer palace?Or cruising the Rhine, stopping for tastings at vineyards all along the way?Somewhere between traveling by land and by sea lies a blissful medium. It's now possible to sail Europe's...
Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under the radar. You know: a place you hold so dear that you'd faint if it ever appeared in a national...
Toast of the coast Cornwall's just-opened Hotel Tresanton — a former yachting getaway — has a pedigree that's irresistible to royal-watchers, food lovers, and design mavens. The new owner Olga Polizzi is the daughter of Lord Forte; the chef ju...
European car-delivery programs-- in which you pick a vehicle up at the factory and ship it home-- have been around for donkey's years. (You save because the manufacturer rewards your loyalty with a discount, and your dealer, if scrupulous, doesn't...
GEORGE WASHINGTON NEVER SLEPT HERE. Nor, most likely, did your next-door neighbor, your boss, or your high school gym teacher. No, in our quest for the most unusual, the most astounding, the most out-there places to lay your head, we journeyed to...
london lights upIan Schrager has taken his cutting-edge brand of hotel across the pond to London, transforming a once-somber 1960's office building into St Martins Lane, a spectacle of color and light. A yellow "carpet" is projected onto the floor...
For us, no souvenir is sexier than a taste of something discovered on our travels--farmhouse goat cheese from the Pyrenees, Isle of Skye smoked salmon, a rose-colored soft drink from Ladakh, India. But who wants to lug such delicacies home?A stink...
Copenhagen, Denmark $265 While other new hotels have capitalized on Copenhagen’s reputation as a design city by embracing sleek functionalism to the point of folly, the Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden (107 Vesterbrogade; 45-33/250-405; www.hotelguldsm...
London's Edge Minimalism becomes the Metropolitan, London's latest ode to utilitarian chic. Hotelier and fashion impresario Christina Ong collaborated with United Designers' Keith Hobbs and Linzi Coppick—who styled the interiors of Dublin's Claren...
There was a time when business travel was looked upon by travelers and providers alike as a necessary ordeal -- just think of the term road warrior. But in today's world -- where image is everything -- the travel industry believes people want some...
Don't just visit an architectural landmark—live in one. Santiago Calatrava, the man behind the 2004 Olympic Stadium in Athens, has designed residential towers in both Sweden and New York, opening this summer and in spring 2007, respectively. In th...
After years of chic, simple interiors, decadence is afoot, and the most sensuous areas of the home—the bedroom and the dining room—are being indulged. In the past year, Europe has seen a wave of shops selling linens new and old, with something for...
Everything tastes better on vacation, but that holds especially true for cheese. Do the Camembert and Brie you buy at home have less flavor, depth, and complexity than you remember them having in France?A lot of that has to do with U.S.D.A. import...