What are our plans for the summer?


As most people do right about now, we are starting to plan our summer. Don't get me wrong, we had plans and we still have one more trip abroad left that has not been canceled yet, but we all know that will not be possible for us. So what are our plans for the summer?


Food travel

Hopefully, you have seen our Food Travel series that has taken us into quite a few different kitchens, which is super fun, so we will definitely continue that. We have some great ideas planned for the near future, so if you eat a few times a day and are in need of some inspiration for your menu, make sure to check back in.

Greek dinner, Italian kitchen and Indian food are some of the kitchens we have managed to try out during our food travels.


Explore the local scenery

Our next plan is to continue what we started last summer, explore our local surroundings. I was amazed by how much there actually is to do in our hometown that I have never taken the time to. Or maybe I have not been interested before, I think that's cutting it closer to the truth. I want to find some great hidden spots on the beach, we live right next to the ocean so it should not be that hard. We did explore some of the bigger beaches around the area last year, the more popular places to go so to speak, but for this year I am excited to go exploring for some gems.

And I want to check out some of the local restaurants, we have tried some, but far from all so that's definitely on my list for the summer. To be honest I have some really cute places that I have set my eyes on.


Exploring our local beaches at Torö Stenstrand, having a picnic on the beach and exploring the local foodscene.


Road Trips

Yes, we have talked about going on some road trips now that our government has lifted the travel ban within Sweden. At first, we were only able to travel within two hours of our homes, and I am saying this really lightly, I know there are a lot of different situations in the world. But now they have lifted our ban, so as long as we are healthy and keep the social distancing, we can travel within Sweden.

We booked our first trip within Sweden when the two-hour rule was still in place, so we have booked a weekend in a Trosa, which is a supercute small town along a canal. I am so excited to go there!

I do know that I want to see some more of the Swedish countrysides, but I haven't quite figured out where I want to go yet. We've been to the island Gotland several times before, and that's always a nice place to visit, so maybe... and the south of Sweden is filled with places that I haven't heard of before, maybe we'll just hop into the car and start driving and see where we end up. Just an aimless adventure, that sure would be something a little extra. Even writing it down, the control freak in me starts to scream. So maybe, maybe not. Food for thought though.


Self-care


If I am to be completely honest, self-care is something I am not spoiling myself with, so that's a promise to my self this summer - do better. Facials, manicure, sunbathing, reading a good book, getting a haircut, and a bit of yoga. Come on now, I know some of you know me and you might be raising an eyebrow right about now ... but, in my defense, I have been doing yoga for a few weeks now and I never thought I would say this, but I actually like it and it gives me the best feeling afterward. Imagine finding that cute little secluded are on a beach and starting the morning with a bit of yoga, that would be a good start, wouldn't you say?

And, I would love to have a few cocktails during sunset, if that ain't self-care, I don't know what is!

Cocktails during sunset!


Traveling abroad


No, we'll save that for when it's safer for everyone. When the world lets us Swedes back in the game, and no offense taken - I totally understand that we're seen as a bit of a risk, then I'll be more than happy to travel again. If I was on the other side of the border I would feel the same way, so for this summer, we'll stay right here. If the situation changes though... I'll get back to you!


So what are your plans for the summer?
Let us know in the comment section below, I would love to hear what you are up to and what on the agenda for the summer of 2020.

//Ann

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Kuntala Bhattacharya
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Our summers are already in here in India. All plans are gone for us. But yes next summer we have to , hopefully things will be normal. I want to travel and travel and travel.
Anngelic
Anngelic,
Me to 😃 😃 😃
//Ann
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emman damian,
Greek dinner, Italian kitchen and Indian food are among my favorites! Have you tried baklava? It's so good!
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Anngelic
Anngelic,
Oh I actually dont like sweets, but maybe I'll try to make it just for the fun of it 😊
//Ann
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khoingn | The Broad Life,
This seems like a good plan. Traveling locally is a good wait to come out interacting with the nature in these days. Enjoy!
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khoingn | The Broad Life,
This seems like a good plan. Traveling locally is a good wait to come out interacting with the nature in these days. Enjoy!
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Anngelic
Anngelic,
Thank you! 😃
//Ann
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emily
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I too have experianced what my local town has to offer since the borders have been shut. I experianced it from a tourist view and am looking forward to seieing more
Sue,
I'm with you on that! I also have 1 more trip at the end of August which has yet to look like it will be cancelled but before that, even if we are allowed, I think I'll stay close to home. I'm in the Uk so totally understand that we may not be fully welcomed by other countrie. I'm actually excited to get out & explore more of my homeland for a change...just hope for good weather.
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Dreams Abroad,
I am so happy with your summer plans. They make me want to plan something spectacular. I am going to keep it local tho.
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Jay Artale,
We're just waiting for the Turkish borders to open up to UK citizens so we can go back to our house for a while. I'm not sure whether we'll get a chance to visit the nearby Greek Islands, but maybe it's a chance to explore a little bit more of Turkey. There's so much to see, and we've only scratched the surface.
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Renata
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I'm still indecisive. I'd like to go to Morocco in September, however, I don't know how the situation will be. An alternative would be Italy. The problem with travelling in Germany is that everybody does it now.
However, I wish you a wonderful summer - despite these obstacles.
Slavka,
Hi Ann, like you, this year I will mostly travel localy which for me means around Ontario, perhaps Quebec. Now is the time to really explore what we have in fron of our house doors and appreciate local gems. I am actually quite looking forward to it 😊
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