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A view on Lulea

If you want a totally unique experience and go to a region where nature dominates, the land has vast open spaces & is totally breath taking, fly into Lulea & visit Swedish Lapland. I took a SAS flight into Stockholm, followed by a short 1 hour 20

An Introduction to Terceira

Although its name literally means ‘third’, Terceira is the Azores’ second island, at least in terms of population. It derived its rather mundane name from the fact that it was the third island discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th century, despite originally being named the Island

August’s Sunvil Supper Club: Kjøttkaker (Meat cakes)

Nothing is as Norwegian as Kjøttkaker. Loosely translated as ‘meat cakes’, they are very similar in texture and composition to Swedish meatballs but the added spices make them unique. kjøttkaker are very traditional and are apart of everybody’s diet, and will appear on dinner table’s at one

Three lakes, three styles

Italy has some of the best hotels in the world – and the Italian Lakes, up in the north of the country within easy reach of Milan or Verona, have a tradition of hospitality stretching back 150 years or more. This is not chain hotel territory: there

In the footsteps of Nelson on the Sicilian Wine Trail

Legend has it that the Greek god Dionysus (known by the Romans as Bacchus), the god of the grape harvest, wine making and wine, brought pleasure to mankind and wine to Sicily. While the origins of the legend will never be known, the thousands of years on

Out of this World – The Tree Hotel in Sweden

Extreme sleeping is becoming something of a theme in northern Sweden. While the Ice Hotel has been offering a warm welcome to visitors for over 20 years, a newer option in unusual luxury accommodation is the Tree Hotel. With six unique rooms (and a treetop sauna for

The Illuminating lights of the Arctic

From December to January, the Arctic landscape experiences the polar nights; the period of year when the sun does not rise above the horizon. Around Tromsø this is from 27 November to 15 January (although the sun does not reach the city itself for a further week)

Team Sunvil Inferno take on the TTG 2014 Travel Crusade

When I signed up for the 2014 Travel Crusade at the back end of 2013 it all seemed a long way off. From the pictures and stories of the inaugural event in 2013 it seemed like the teams had had too much fun to miss out on


Situated in the south-eastern corner of Sicily, Noto is famous for its Baroque architecture, and since 2002 it has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Noto is a plesant attractive little town with a historic centre that is composed almost entirely of crumbling Baroque palaces,

Stockholm: An affordable city break

I have been to Stockholm several times for conferences of one kind or another. Before I went the first time I had never considered it as short-break city. It was somehow too far north. But, as Sunvil began to understand the potential of Scandinavia as the last