Category: Sweden

Buying a Home in Sweden

One of the best decisions JoEllen and I made was renting a house in the center of Stockholm. Living in the heart of the city helped us to connect and fall in love with our new country. We… Read More

The Prins Visit Stockholm

We loved having our friends Kyle and Brittany in Stockholm! We miss them so much, and it was great showing them our new home. Take a look at Stockholm through their eyes!

Moving to Sweden: Life Hacks

Moving to a new country comes with countless stresses and learning curves. Learning the language, navigating the city, managing your money, staying on top of the news, and converting Fahrenheit to Celsius can all lead to major headaches…. Read More

How to Become a Swedish Resident

Moving to a new country is not as easy as packing your bags and taking a flight. You must first receive permission from that country’s government by obtaining a visa. In Sweden, there are several situations that may allow… Read More

Life Without Four Wheels: Public Transit in Stockholm

Without a doubt, one of the most drastic changes to my day-to-day life since moving to Europe has been not having a car. As anyone who lives in the States knows, driving a car is most often the… Read More

Swede Tooth

After living in Stockholm for a year and a half, one thing has become crystal clear to me: Swedes are born with an insatiable sweet tooth! Swedes take their sweets seriously… very seriously. In fact, their confectionery consumption… Read More

12 Countries in 12 Months (Part 2)

From December through July 2016, JoEllen and I visited five more countries to round out our travel total to  12 countries in 12 months. During these trips we began a new tradition of collecting a small flag from… Read More

Student Life in Sweden: Lunch and Stuff

In my previous blog post, I wrote about some of the differences between being a student in America vs being a student in Sweden and concluded that students in Sweden have far more rights and responsibilities. In addition… Read More

Student Life in Sweden: Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities

After growing up in American schools then teaching in one for five years, I can without a doubt say that being a student in Sweden is MUCH different from being a student in America. Basically, it boils down… Read More

Renting a Home in Sweden

During my very first Skype interview with the principals of IES, they informed me how difficult finding accommodation in Sweden is. As we began preparing for our move from Tennessee, JoEllen and I did lots of research on… Read More