A personal travel guide for adventurous young people by Lisa Love

 
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Most travel guides are written for adults … But not this one!

by Lisa Love
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to visit Stockholm. Built on granite islands rising out of the waters where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea, the Swedish capital offers first-rate diversions for people of any age. As any guidebook for adults will tell you, its theaters, museums and concert halls are among some of the finest in the world. But as dazzling a place as it is for the culturally inclined, Stockholm is first and foremost a fun city—and a great place to be young.

stadshus-swimming-96rotated.jpgThere are climbing trees and parks everywhere, bike paths and children’s science centers, multi-lingual puppeteers and mysterious passageways in the Old Town—and the water is actually so clean that you can go swimming in the middle of the city! Stockholm is a fantastic city to explore with friends or family and is a town full of unexpected treats.

I want to show you around the Stockholm I discovered as a child—and am always eager to return to—not so much the cool and stylish city that aspiring Nobel Prize winners hope to visit one day, as the warm and unpretentious town where children can enjoy being kids.

If you’re planning a trip to Stockholm, think of it as a treasure hunt. To get you started, I’ll tell you how to find my string of pearls, the spots that I treasure, but keep your eyes and ears open and you will be sure to discover some new gems of your own. So let’s get started!

All you have to do is click on one of the colored links above.
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