Sweden confidential: 3 epic places that will make your heart soar

Sweden is one of my favorite destinations.  The southernmost region, Skane, where pastoral and woodsy beauty mixes with a stunning coastline, is a magical place within a very modern country.

On a solo road trip through Skane, I uncovered 3 unforgettable places, each deserving of its own narrative to share the soulful experiences of the seaside, forest, and yes, sophisticated dining. 

Following is a summary of that trip which, at every turn, made my heart soar. The common thread is the laid-back warmth of the Swedish culture which both recognizes and celebrates the natural beauty and bounty found in this corner of the world.  Links to the previously published posts are noted below.

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How to Call a Random Swede in Sweden

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You savvy travelers no doubt know about the Swedish Tourist Association‘s campaign to link the world to Sweden – one Swede at a time – by calling a national phone number (+46 771-793-336; international charges apply).  What better way to celebrate Sweden’s 250th anniversary of the abolition of censorship than to encourage the entire population to chat with strangers about, well, anything.

I wanted to learn about Skane, in Sweden’s southeast and high on my travel list. So, I called. Continue reading “How to Call a Random Swede in Sweden”