7 Elite Tennis Academies Producing Pros

Jun 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In 2014, Time published an article entitled, “What It Costs to Raise a U.S. Open Champion.” The article dove into the competitive world of tennis players and broke down the price tags of getting your child into the best academies, private lessons and tournaments. “In the United States, families of elite tennis players easily spend $30,000 a year so their kids can compete on the national level,” Tim Donovan, founder of Donovan Tennis Strategies, a college recruiting consulting group told the magazine. “That can start as early as age 11 or 12. At the high end, Donovan says, some parents spend $100,000 a year.

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The Hotel in Stockholm Attracting Everyone From Justin Bieber to Wes Anderson & President Obama

Nov 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden has cool hotels, old ones and even properties on boats. But it only has one Grand Hôtel, an iconic, historic, ultra-luxe property personifying everything a truly great five-star hotel in a European capital should be. Which is why the likes of President Obama, Justin Bieber (not to mention some of the smartest, most distinguished and important people in the entire world since 1901), and Nobel Prize laureates have stayed there while in town to receive their honors.

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Sweden's ICEHOTEL: All the Cool Kids Are Doing It

Aug 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Every once and awhile you have the desire to stay at a hotel with a succeeding reputation. The world famous ICEHOTEL in northern Sweden is just one of those places, a hotel composed almost entirely of ice. It’s worth the jaunt too, to the Lapland Wilderness north of the Arctic Circle. From the moment we arrived by snowmobile, the encounters were otherworldly. At the original Ice Bar, the Champagne arrived on ice, literally. The suite I stayed in, Beam Me Up!, was a forest of icy evergreens, flying saucers and light beams — perfect for a professional space geek.

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A Snow-Covered Adventure: Dog Sledding in Sweden’s Northern Regions

Aug 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

My first taste of dog sledding came with a side of powerful joy — one that I can only imagine is equivalent flying a plane for the first time or winning a large sum of cash — yes, that joyful.... Read More

Mid-Summer in West Sweden: Seafood and a Southern Archipelago Adventure

Jul 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Once a blue-collar shipping port, Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city on the western seacoast, now has an up-and-coming social scene and burgeoning culinary cred. Fresher-than-fresh seafood, beautifully verdant public parks in the city center and the most happening live events calendar in the country make this city popular with travelers seeking the ‘next big thing’ in Scandinavia.... Read More

Thatched $2M Cottage in Sweden Brings Back Old World Warmth

Jun 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sweden is the birthplace of many beautiful things (Alexander Skarsgård, anyone?) and people flock to the Scandinavian country to check out all the rich culture it has to offer. If you want to take a step further and buy property there, we have just the luxury home for you. Located in Kullavik, this 3,681-square-foot home is a cozy thatched cottage that gives off the feel of an era past.... Read More

6 of Our Favorite Scandinavian Hotels

Jun 25, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

While bound by the commonality of their rich heritage, culturally and linguistically, the countries of Scandinavia—Denmark, Norway and Sweden—each offer unique sights and sounds for travelers (Though some debate the inclusion of Finland and Iceland, we’re simply going with the historical context, rather than strictly geographical). With so much to see and do, it’s important to find the right accommodations in order to explore the area’s famous landmarks in the height of luxury. Here are six of our favorite Scandinavian hotels from which to take in these alluring countries and their capital cities.... Read More

Kryp In Restaurant in Stockholm

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

This cozy Swedish cuisine restaurant provides guests with some of the best food in Stockholm. Their high-class menu provides an amazing take on Swedish food that is perfectly prepared and includes some great seasonal European influences.... Read More

Matsalen at Mathias Dahlgren in Stockholm

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

As a three-star Michelin rated restaurant, visitors would expect the Matsalen (or Dining Room in English) to be one of the best restaurants in the world to have an exceptional meal in and this is exactly what visitors get when dining here.... Read More

Stockholm - Best Restaurants Guide

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Stockholm is a lively city full of wonderful people and ways to spend your vacation. Likewise, being the largest Scandinavian city has its benefits as well, one of which is superb cuisine.... Read More

Feel Like a King or Queen For a Day In Stockholm, Sweden

Mar 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Linda Fasteson  |  4 Comments Read More

The Best Golf Courses in Sweden: PGA National of Sweden, Falsterbro Golfklubb & Barseback Resort

May 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge

Scotland may be the first destination that comes to mind when selecting a golf holiday overseas. One of the best kept secrets, however, is Sweden, which is home to some of the best golf courses in all of Europe.... Read More

Stockholm, Sweden: Travel to the Historic Grand Hotel for the Royal Treatment

May 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Emma Dance

If it's wall-to-wall luxury you're looking for there's only one place to stay in Stockholm: The Grand Hotel. It first opened in 1874 and since then has attracted high profile guests from across Europe.... Read More

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