When you travel to Stockholm you’re going to see the word ‘Fika’ pasted on coffee shops and cafes all around the city, but what does it mean? Fika, is slang for coffee break. The act of Fika generally includes a cup of coffee, possibly conversation and a snack; which includes sandwiches or pastries. You may might not believe this, but Sweden is ranked 3rd in coffee consumption per capita. Coffee choices can be found virtually anywhere around the city, so after a bit of research, I settled on Fabrique Stenugnsbageri, as my first place to have Fika. This place has excellent pastries. I would recommend ordering the cinnamon bun and latte for your first go.
Traveling to the capital of Sweden
I’m finally going to Stockholm, Sweden! I’ve heard so many good things about the city and I can’t wait to actually experience it in real life. If you’re interested in what life is like in Stockholm, make sure you over the next few days. I plan on sharing plenty of Stockholm through my social media channels.
Every time I’m in Portland, I discover new things the city has to offer. I stumbled into Machus, which sells men’s designer clothing and accessories from around the world and tried on a few items. You can’t beat the zero tax on designer items.
I also participated in the Bridgetown Comedy Fest, which is a 5 day comedy festival, featuring comics from around the states. The fest has been around for six years and has been called “the fastest-growing comedy extravaganza in America.” My friend Quincy Jones was premiering his HBO special during the festivies, so it was an event I couldn’t miss.
International Doughnut Day just so happened to be going on while I was there, so I celebrated with a box of Voodoo Doughnut treats. My trip in total was short but I know I’ll be back again soon to discover more great things.
Traveling with the Birch bag from Poros
Nothing is worse than running out of power on your mobile devices while you’re traveling. If you’ve ever had this problem before, I would suggest looking at Poros. Simply plug in your mobile device into the Poros bag, press the button on the inside, and you’ll have the power to fully charge your smartphone/tablet multiple times while on the go. This means, no fighting over power outlets at the airport or running out of juice while you wait for your next connection. This stylish bag is perfect for weekend get away trips and fits comfortably in airplane overhead bins. The Birch bag comes with either an mini usb or thunder bolt connection. If you use the code “Antonio20” you’ll get 20% off your first purchase.
Los Angeles with Quincy Jones
Every time I visit Los Angeles, I like it more. The city has so many diverse cultures, neighborhoods, and foods. While in Los Angeles, I visited my old friend, Quincy Jones. Quincy Jones, is hiliarous comic from Seattle Washington who is has a great story and is making it big in LA. Be should to watch he’s special on HBO premiering June 2nd.
Road Trip Maritime part 4 (final)
Our trip to Ferme 5 Étoiles was amazing! Ferme 5 Etoiles (5 star farm) is the perfect place to bring your family and enjoy the peace and magic of winter. This farm has all sorts of wild animals including Emu, Goats, Yaks, horses and more. I personally experienced nemurous unique adventures during this trip including driving my own dogsled team, sampling my first traditional Quebecois sugar shack experience and my first snowmobile ride.
Thanks to Quebec Maritime Tourism for this great adventure. If you would like ideas on planning your own adventure please their site.
Road Trip Quebec Maritime Part 3
It was nice to get a relaxing break from the previous days activities. Our next stay was at the incredible Hotel Riôtel Matane. This hotel was extremely relaxing and located directly on the beach of the St. Lawrence River. After a brief overnight stay we headed on the road to ferry the river toward Baie-Comeau. The video about is a recap of our experiences.
Road Trip Quebec Maritime: Part 2
What a wild ride! Day 2 of our Quebec Maritime experience landed us on a tree top adventure through the frozen forest. The Aerial Park is located not far from the property we stayed in the night before, Domaine Valga and includes 94 games of increasing difficulty levels. I was not an instant pro at these games but it was fun to attempt.
Road Trip Quebec Maritime: Part 1
The first day of our road trip through the Quebec Maritime area was amazing! It was great to get out of the city and see a bit of the country side of Quebec. Above are pictures and video of the first day of the road trip. Special thanks to quebecmaritime.ca for this fun opportunity. Part 2 of the road trip is coming soon!
30 seconds of Quebec City
Two days of beautiful Quebec City condensed into 30 seconds. Thanks to Quebec Tourisme for showing me around town.