Globetrotter Girls – A Perfect Winter Weekend In Stockholm

Author: , March 28th, 2015

Stockholm, Sweden

When I ended up in Stockholm in January, it was an unexpected city break – I didn’t have any plans to visit Sweden, but thanks to Viking Lines’ daily ferry connection between Helsinki and Stockholm, why not take a quick side trip to the Swedish capital, right?

I didn’t know much about Stockholm, to be honest, only what Stiegg Larsson had vividly described in his Millennium Trilogy. But that was enough to entice me. I could see myself wander around the trendy Soedermalm neighborhood, delve into the Fika culture, and see for myself why Stockholm is voted ‘prettiest capital in Europe’ so often.

And that’s exactly what I did. Together with a few other bloggers who were in Helsinki to attend the MATKA Nordic Travel Fair a few days later, we hopped onto the Viking Line ferry at 5pm, knowing that we’d reach Stockholm the next morning. When I heard ‘ferry’, I pictured something along the lines of the car ferries I am used to from Italy or the Channel, but it turned out that the Viking Ferries play in a completely different league.

By Dany – Full Story at Globetrotter Gorls | Sweden Gay Travel Resources

Lesbian Travel: Surprising Stockholm

Author: , January 29th, 2015

Stockholm, Sweden - Photo via Globetrotter Girls

Having traveled to dozens of countries and hundreds of cities over the past five years, it is getting harder and harder to find places that surprise me. When I took the ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm for a quick weekend getaway in Sweden’s capital, I sure didn’t think that Stockholm would surprise me, but there were several things that I didn’t expect. And: I also didn’t expect to love Stockholm as much as I did, to be honest! I am already thinking about a return trip and how I can work Stockholm into my summer travel plans. I’ll tell you more about my weekend in Stockholm shortly, but here are ten things that surprised me:

1. Stockholm is spread out over 14 Islands

I knew that there was a lot of water around Stockholm, but I had no idea that the city was in fact sitting on 14 islands! These islands, located at the mouth of Lake Maelaren, which eventually flows into the Baltic Sea, are all very close together and connected by 57 (!) bridges, and you can walk from island to island. Gamla Stan is the oldest one of them, the place where the first settlements of Stockholm were built in the 14th century. Stockholm actually translates ‘log island’ (‘Stock’ in Swedish is ‘log’, and ‘holm’ means ‘island). ‘In Stockholm, you’re never far from the waterfront’, one of our local guides told me, and for someone like me who loves the water, that makes the already beautiful city even more attractive to me. And if 14 islands aren’t enough for you: the entire Stockholm archipelago is made out of 30,000 islands.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls | Sweden Gay Travel Resources

Twelve Romantic Places in Stockholm, Sweden

Author: , October 13th, 2014

Stockholm, Sweden - Gay Star NewsWhether you’re a Stockholm local, or heading to the Swedish capital for a weekend trip, follow these tips and you’re sure to get some… We’re talking about culture (and a repeat date) of course. Stockholm, made up of thousands of little islands, is bursting with venues and activities ranging from romantic to rowdy that are ideal for taking that special someone (even if its just yourself) on a date…

So let us do some of the work for you. All you have to do is make the reservation, show up looking flawless and have an amazing time on your Stockholm night out.

Impress with what could be the coolest gay bar in the world

It’s easy to see why the Maelarpaviljongen is a staple in Stockholm nightlife and the dining scene. More ‘hetero-friendly’ than a gay bar, the bar started off as a small deck and gazebo overlooking the river. Years later, the venue has extended into a multi-level, open-air dining and cocktail experience, where many of the decks where you can eat, drink and party sway to the rhythm of the river.

By Jean Paul Zapata – Full Story at Gay Star News | Sweden Gay Travel Resources

Is Gay Stockholm The Ultimate Gay Honeymoon Destination?

Author: , August 16th, 2014

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If you are looking for a fresh and exciting honeymoon destination, and somewhere a little different, Stockholm may just be the place. Set across fourteen islands, the city of Stockholm is truly a treasure trove of arts, music, culture and good food. The city offers both a chance to relax and explore a vibrant nightlife, and ingrained appreciation for music, set on a picturesque backdrop.

If your journey starts with a flight into Arlanda Airport, it is connected to the city by a 20 minute, fast and comfortable train journey on the Arlanda Express or a 40 minute taxi ride, both making for an easy transfer.

Throughout the summer are a number of LGBT-specific events, as well as those more widely marketed. The Music and Arts Festival, for example, offers an impressive lineup of both established and up and coming acts. This year’s festival featured Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and a carnival-style setup with popcorn vendors and a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

By Joseph Patrick McCormick – Full Story at Pink News | Sweden Gay Travel Resources

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Win a Weekend in Gay Stockholm, Sweden

Author: , August 2nd, 2014

Photo by Christian G. - Stockholm PrideWhat do you love about gay Stockholm? Or what have you always wanted to go to Stockholm to see? LGBTI travelers love Stockholm for ABBA, gay marriage and 14 islands full of designer boutiques, eateries serving cutting-edge cuisine and of course the trendiest bars and restaurants.

Now’s your chance to see the city for yourself, as Gay and Lesbian Stockholm are offering LGBTI travelers the chance to win a weekend living out their dreams of adventure and touring the Swedish capital.

Enter to win before 18 August (The price includes flights, transfers, hotels and city card for 2. Terms and conditions apply) by visiting the Gay and Lesbian Stockholm Facebook page.

By Jean Paul Zapata – Full Story at Gay Star News | Sweden Gay Travel Resources

Photo by Christian G. – Stockholm Pride

Stockholm’s LGBT Attractions

Author: , July 14th, 2014

Stockholm, SwedenFor LGBT families, a trip to Stockholm might include a ferry ride to the island Djurgarden to visit the ABBA museum, Skansen, Junibacken, or Vasa Museum. Junibacken, the children’s museum pays homage to Astrid Lindgren, the creator of Pippi Longstocking, whose books have been translated into 64 languages. The museum was opened by the Swedish royal family in 1996 and contains the largest children’s bookstore in Sweden, as well as a reconstruction of Pippi’s home, Villa Villekulla. For parents, Stieg Larsson’s heroine, Lisbeth Salander, is Larsson’s idea of Pippi as an adult.

Opened in May 2013, ABBA The Museum is interactive. The museum’s focus is on enabling viewers to think of themselves as the 5th member of ABBA through the use of holograms, sing-a-longs, time onstage and the creation of a personal musical recording.

Vasa Museum is the most visited museum in all of Scandinavia, with more than 30 million visitors since the museum opened. In 1628, the Swedish royal warship, Vasa, started on its’ maiden voyage – only to sink in the Stockholm harbor twenty minutes after setting sail. There, the ship rested on the seabed for more than 333 years.

Full Story at Travel Agent Central | Sweden Gay Travel Resources

Gay Travel Sweepstakes: Out Traveler Giving Away Nine Day Trip to Europe

Author: , May 17th, 2014

Out Traveler Contest

The Out Traveler is giving away a nine day trip for two to Europe – all you have to do us post a 15 second video telling them why you would be a good ambassador:

If you’ve dreamed about exploring Europe’s most gorgeous destinations, have we got the opportunity for you. Our sister site Out Traveler teamed with Gay Europe, Inside & Out, a collaboration of LGBT-friendly destinations, to offer up the Out Traveler Ambassador Contest. The winner of the contest will get a nine-day June trip for two, including airfare and hotel stays, that will take he or she, along with a friend, to Antwerp, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Germany.

Enter by May 18th!

via The Advocate

Win a Nine Day Trip to Europe From Out Traveler

Author: , May 4th, 2014

GermanyOut Traveler, has partnered with Gay Europe, Inside & OUT, a collaboration of gay-friendly destinations redefining gay travel to Europe, for The Out Traveler Ambassador Contest Presented by Gay Europe, Inside & OUT. The contest will run from May 12 to May 18

One lucky reader will win a nine-day trip for two, including airfare and hotel accommodations, to several European destinations. The winner and their guest will also share $1,000. The Out Traveler Ambassador and one lucky friend will travel to Antwerp, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Germany and document their experiences via video, photos, and a daily journal, all of which will then appear on OutTraveler.com upon their return.

To enter The Out Traveler Ambassador Contest Presented by Gay Europe, Inside & OUT, readers must follow Out Traveler on Instagram (@OUTTRAVELER). All entrants will then upload a 15-second video explain why he or she should be The Out Traveler Ambassador and include the hashtag #GayEurope in the post. The Out Traveler editorial team will then select finalists, who will then be interviewed by Gay Europe, Inside & OUT, at which point The Out Traveler Ambassador will be decided.

LGBT Weekly | Europe Gay Travel Resources

Europe’s Best Cities for Clubbing

Author: , April 16th, 2014

13 Best European Cities for ClubbingC is for Clubbing! For some of you guys, traveling is a non-stop party. I should know: almost 20% of my email subscribers answered they are going on a euro party trip on my eurotrip calculator, that nifty little thing. I also receive a lot of emails asking where is the best places to party in Europe or even where to score some joints or meet some prostitutes (!!!). I know I have a good web of connections all over the world but seriously, do I look like a drug dealer or a pimp? #emailsbloggersreceive

I digress.

I’ve created this list with a ready-made itinerary if you want to follow a 2-month euro party trip in Europe to finally answer this question. Of course you’re free to include Ibiza and London but here’s 13 best clubbing capitals that are more interesting and mostly less expensive (except for Stockholm, Paris and Mykonos). I’ve listed my favorites and noted those that are gay-friendly destinations. Some are not but they are still fun!

Authored By DJ Yabis – See the Full Story at Dream Euro Tour

Click here for gay travel resources in Europe.

Stockholm on the Cheap

Author: , April 14th, 2014

Stockholm, SwedenSweden’s capital may have a reputation for being expensive (restaurant prices are 15 percent higher than in New York), but those who live in the city full-time know how to hang onto their Krona. Here are some tips on low prices go, straight from the mouths of in-the-know locals…

Rent a bike for longer than you need it: Unlike other cities, Stockholm’s cycle paths actually feel safe and span the whole city. The city is also pretty flat, which helps. A secret about the city’s bike rental program, though: it’s more expensive to rent a bike for three days than it is for a month. The local’s tip? Buy a month-long pass and then surprise a friendly local resident with the unused portion of your pass when you leave.

Discover a secret garden cafe: Find a bit of peace by cycling into beautiful (and free) Rosendal’s Garden on Djurgarden. Keep going and you’ll reach the fairytale-like cafe and bakery. The dining area, which is decked in white lights, is set inside a tall greenhouse and offers scenic garden views. No surprise, the venue is popular among wedding planners. Grab an organic coffee or muffin, or just refresh yourself at the (free) water fountain.

Authored By Becky Lucas – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

Click here for gay travel resources in Sweden.