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Our First Impressions Of Palawan Staying At The Club Paradise Resort

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So we have finally reached the North of Palawan and Coron in The Philippines. This has for as long as I can remember been so high on our bucket list and we finally made it here.

Before deciding on where to go for this trip we did a lot of research in where to go since we only had limited of time. We knew for sure that we wanted to visit Palawan and at the beginning we were looking in to El Nido as well as Coron. And after long hours of research and comparison our winner was Coron.

Coron, located in the North of Palawan simply looked like the best option for us. And I was happy to find out during our research that they have developed a protective sustainable program for the region and that there are so many eco tours that care for the beautiful land and that they constantly strive to keep the areas protected for future generations by effectively recycling and not using plastic etc. This is something that we will and can happily support at all times.

Not to mention that Coron is said to have some of the most natural and clearest lakes in the world. We just had to find out more about it.

A roughly one hour flight from the buzzing city of Manila we landed on Busuanga island where the cute little airport is located and we were greeted by a very happy team from Club Paradise.

About a 30-40 min drive later, followed by a not too long boat ride we arrived to the beautiful Dimakya island, nestled away in a UNESCO biosphere reserve and which is one of about 50 minor islets, part of the Calamian archipelago, north of Palawan.

Club Paradise Resort is the only resort on this private island where we would be spending the next coming days.

Already on the boat we were given the cutest bracelets, and of course I had to capture them. Arriving to the island even on a gloomy day the water was crystal clear and we couldn’t wait to jump in.

The main building consists of the reception, the pool area, the pool bar (where we enjoyed many coconuts on a daily basis), and the Firefish restaurant that serves dishes with fresh ingredients straight from their own Taranuman farm that is located nearby.

Upon checking in the whole team welcomed us singing and playing guitar. So much love.

It was a little bit crowded upon checkin and we had to wait for our room for sometime, however we didn´t mind since we just changed in to our swim wear and couldn’t wait to explore the island.

 Arriving to Club Paradise
Arriving to Club Paradise

 Adorable check in area
Adorable check in area

This island is so well taken care of and they protect the surrounding water of the island against illegal fishermen, as well as caring for their reefs and the health and conservation of the marine ecosystem. The staff here is super friendly and we were very happy to be calling this our home for the next coming days. After checking in we were taken by a buggy car to our first Sunrise Villa, located on the other side of the island where you can (as the name says) enjoy the sunrise every morning. I put my alarm for this experience that was simply breathtaking. The Sunrise Villa has a private porch with a beautiful view overlooking the ocean, however on this side it is not very swim friendly as it has too much rocks in the area. But it did not matter to us since the view was just spectacular and just a short walk over to the main building and the main beach area.

 Cutest gifts given to us before arriving at the resort
Cutest gifts given to us before arriving at the resort

 Magical sunrise from our sunrise Villa
Magical sunrise from our sunrise Villa

After sometime we moved to a sunset Villa. Simply to be able to enjoy the best of both. Our next home was the beautiful sunset Villa. Instead of the sunrise Villa this would be just as the name where the sun will set and this is also located on the more swim friendly beach and closer to the main building. We were also very happy with this Villa and enjoyed the sunset here from our porch.

There are many things to do and even though it is a secluded island with a quiet and relaxing environment, it never feels boring in any way. You can get snorkel gear from the diving center next to the pool area and snorkel one of many sights around the island. And if you´re very lucky you might spot one or many of the famous sea turtles here on the island. Unfortunately we did not spot any this time.

The Club Paradise Palawan also have kayaks that you can rent free of charge and explore the island from the sea.

They also organize different tours, both nearby and longer island hopping tours if you would like to see something else.

Should you wish to dine alone with your loved one and enjoy some extra romance? ( Like it´s not romantic enough on this breathtaking island hehe) Private dinner on the beach can also be organized with help from the hotel.

 Relaxing spots throughout the island
Relaxing spots throughout the island
 Private dining on the beach
Private dining on the beach

Right on the beach next to the main building and the reception area there are two massage cabanas where we had a traditional Hilot massage during sunset. After so many long hours of traveling this was so enjoyable and relaxing to us. Hearing the ocean breeze and with my love next to me, this was truly something I highly appreciated and needed on this stay.

Good to keep in mind:

Wifi is available in all common areas as well as in the Villas. But keep in mind that it is still island life and the internet might not always be working perfectly fine or have the speed that you´re used to. But I personally think that island life is not meant to be that you´re constantly connected. This is the time to come and unwind and relax without stress and worries.

If you want a busy schedule with loads of action, this might not be the place for you however, I must say that I was impressed with how many things there are to see and do even though it is a private island and we almost felt that our time was not enough.

We had a great time at the Club Paradise resort. I love to keep the balance in life between zen and busy. Living a balanced life is the key my friends. Now we are moving on to our next adventures. So stay tuned.

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Tips On Where To Spend Valentines In Dubai

We are back on the road and our first destination is Dubai, since it is on our way to our next stop. I am so excited to take you all with me on this journey. We only have a few days here in Dubai until we´re visiting the most beautiful place, also on the bucket list:)

It feels so good to be back here in the country were I have lived for so many years, and this time with my love.. This is the first time that we visit and explore Dubai together.

Dubai is such a vibrant city, and it truly offers something for everyone. So much has changed since I lived here, and there are so many new things to see.

Valentines Day was so magical and we decided to spend it with the most stunning view overlooking downtown Dubai and the Burj Khalifa.

Arriving to the roof top and the pool bar of La Ville Hotel and Suites City Walk Dubai, candles were lit around our table and it was decorated with elegant white and pink flowers, beautiful linnen napkins and a view that was simply unbeatable.

We started the evening with some drinks while watching the sunset, followed by a full dinner which was amazing. I could not have wished for anything else. I do think that it is so important to always show love and appreciate each other and the smaller things in life day by day and not only on this special day, even if it is really nice to enjoy something extra on Valentines Day. After so many years together, my love always manage to take my breath away and he always put a lot of thought behind it and I love him for that. I also love the fact that he knows me so well, and knows exactly what I love. The menu was so customized with everything that I like. Wagyu beef, sweet potato fries with the largest salad including: baby spinach, lettuce, avocado, and a delicious lemon and oil dressing. These are smaller gestures that I really appreciate. We also enjoyed some champagne and Mojitos.

Here are the captures from this very magical evening.

Thank you all for the beautiful messages during this evening. I appreciate all of your good vibes so so much.

Loads Of Love

X Linda

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Holiday Season At Tivoli In Copenhagen

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Welcome to this magical world of its own, and the beautiful Tivoli Gardens, located in the city centre and in the Capital of Denmark, Copenhagen.

If you like festive lights and all that glitters you should definitely visit Copenhagen and the magical Tivoli Gardens during the winter season. It is basically an amusement park for all ages offering exciting little shops, family friendly rides, rollercoasters, a wide selection of restaurants as well as thousands of magical lights in all type of colors. I always get super excited every time I visit. The park has been opened since 1843 and “they say” that Walt Disney got inspired after his many visits here in the 50´s and I really don´t blame him. Once you visit you´ll understand why.

Inside the park you´ll find 23 restaurants, 15 fast food outlets, 5 bars and 2 cafés which also makes it the biggest dining spot in Copenhagen.

Adding a fourth season to the calendar in 2018 – The Winter Fest that is now held in February makes it even more special with its own ice skating rink in front of the famous Nimb Hotel, this place really made me truly feel like a princess.

Best Time To Visit

I would say that regardless when you go it will always be beautiful and magical however, for me it feels a little bit special and extra during the Christmas Holiday season with all the decorations and the Christmas spirit. They even have fake snow during this time but it looks so real and gives you that special winter feeling. Next time you can visit will be during the beautiful Winter Fest in February. The summer season in mid April to mid September is of course also nice and makes it much nicer to be outdoors specially with the long Scandinavian days during the summer season. And there is a festive theme during Halloween with all the decorations as well. So regardless on which season you chose to go I can assure you that you won´t be disappointed.

How to get there

It is the most convenient spot in the heart of the Danish Capital and city centre. The airport is just 10 min away and the train stops just steps from one of the entrances.

Where To Stay

You could always stay at the famous and beautiful Nimb Hotel an exclusive boutique hotel offering 38 unique rooms and suits, all of them (except one) overlooking the stunning view of the Tivoli Gardens.

Stay tuned for more exciting hotels in my Copenhagen Guide.

Good To Know

Do keep in mind that The Copenhagen Gardens closes 3 times a year. It is open to the public During the Winter Fest in February, from mid April to mid September, during the Halloween season as well as during the Christmas Season but closes in between those four times of the year.

What I Love

Just wandering around taking it all in. If you visit The Tivoli Gardens during the winter season then make sure to order a traditional hot wine or a hot chocolate in one of the little stands. The home made roasted almonds are also great. If you are there during the summer season then bring a blanket to sit in the grass and just watch the beauty of it all. Also make sure to try the amazing rides and rollercoasters.

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 One of the many cute little shops inside The Tivoli Gardens
One of the many cute little shops inside The Tivoli Gardens

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Swedish Winter Wonder Land

The month of December passed by so fast and I had the best time at home with my family celebrating Christmas. I also had a great time during the New Year, celebrating it with my love and some friends.

A few new things have been done and improved here on the Blog. New in the menu are Lifestyle and My Style categories and topics that I will be focusing on as per your request.

The Travel category stays in the Main Menu since this is mainly what I do and this year we have some really exciting and upcoming projects to show you guys, I am beyond excited to take all of you with me.

I know there has also been a lot of you asking me to make more travel videos and I am working so hard on making this happen sooner then you´ll know. I will let you know when that happens and in the meantime you will see a lot more shorter video clips and visuals instead of just photos on my Instagram.

I hope that all of you are having a great start of the New Year and as always – Keep Chasing Them Dreams Of Yours. Thank you all for always being so supportive in here, and coming with me on this amazing journey. I am always so thankful for that.

For the month of February we will mostly be traveling the whole month, so stay tuned for some new exciting destinations. I do love the snow and my winter wonder land but now it´s really time to show you something something different.

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 Lucky me to have friends like this to keep me warm
Lucky me to have friends like this to keep me warm
 Home Alone Classic
Home Alone Classic
 Oh hiiii baby and cuddles
Oh hiiii baby and cuddles
 At the beautiful Tivoli Gardens.
At the beautiful Tivoli Gardens.

 We found a new favorite sushi place - Sticks n Sushi in Copenhagen
We found a new favorite sushi place – Sticks n Sushi in Copenhagen

 Christmas with the fam
Christmas with the fam
 We went to the beautiful countryside where my family lives
We went to the beautiful countryside where my family lives
 And tried our New Leica Q camera - You can read that post   HERE
And tried our New Leica Q camera – You can read that post HERE

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Our New Camera: Leica Q

Hi Beauties,

So, I am back home in Sweden after one month of traveling and I will be exploring Sweden and Copenhagen during Christmas and the month of December. This is definitely my favorit time of the year so be ready for loads of winter pics and festive lights. We have a new baby, our latest edition to the fam : The Leica Q camera. I have been looking at this camera for as long as I can remember and I just love it. The image quality is impeccable and it is much lighter then our previous camera and very easy and convenient to bring with us on our travels. We have a lot of camera/video gear already so this was just the perfect fit to our collection. Since we have been starting to do a lot more travel projects and more photography work, we decided to step our game up and invest in this new beauty. And the Leica Q camera has fulfilled everything that we are looking for in a camera. I am so happy that I can work with my true passion, and I am even more happy and grateful for all of you who are coming along with us on our adventures and always showing so much love and support, you guys are truly the best and together we have been growing the most amazing platform with likeminded beautiful souls and creators who truly supports each other. We have a lot of new destinations for 2019 and you will see a lot more travel, and I can not wait to take you all with me.

Wishing you all a lovely holiday season.

Loads Of Love

X Linda

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Why You Should Add This Amazing Superfood To Your Health Routine

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Hey Beauties!

As seen on my INSTA stories I´ve been using Bee Pollen a lot in my smoothie videos for both my morning smoothie as well as my smoothie bowls and I´ve gotten so many questions about it so I thought it was about time to write a full post on the subject.

This is my new daily superfood that I try to use every day and it has had some really great impact on my health as well.

For all of you that has been following my journey for some time now knows that I am always particular about the natural things and that I try as much as possible to stay away from all things preservatives and chemicals and I do truly believe that real health comes from the inside.

I would call bee pollen a super food since it´s so packed with minerals, vitamins and enzymes, fatty acids, proteins, carotenoids and bioflavonoids. It contains more amino acids than beef or eggs, and more protein than any source of animal, how cool and amazing is that ?

And did you know that The German Federal Board of Health has recognized Bee Pollen as a medicine since it contains nearly all of the nutrients needed for the human body to develop.

One very interesting thing about this Super Food is its function to reduce inflammation and it has even been compared to pharmaceutical drugs.

I would always chose natural over pharmaceutical and I think that most of the things needed can be found in our beautiful nature.

Bee Pollen is also a very strong antioxidant and it works great as a natural stress reliever.

Sprinkle it on your porridge, smoothie bowl or even in your smoothie.

You can find Bee Pollen from your local bee keeper or in your local health store in your city. But please make sure that you trust the company or person who sells it and do your research to make sure that it is free from any chemicals or pesticides and that the bee colonies are not treated with any chemicals. That is always a responsibility when buying any product actually. Even if it is sometimes a little more expensive, it is so much more worth it for your health and for the bee colonies as well.

I always try to find bee pollen from my local farmer, however when it is not available I use this organic one from time to time.

I hope you are all doing well wherever you are in the world.

X Linda

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My Beautiful Fall

After some time away and many weeks on the road it was time for me go back to Sweden and spend the second half of October and autumn here. I love autumn and it´s one of my favorite seasons and I just love to see when all the leaves change their color. I feel pretty lucky to be able to experience our four beautiful seasons.

The first few days when I got home we had the warmest days it was almost like a late summer weather but it only lasted for a few days.

There is something special when it changes to sweater weather and you can start wearing knits and layers of clothing, and lighting candles at home and cuddle under a blanket. I love the cozy feeling of this. And then there is halloween and the search for the perfect pumpkin and trick or treating with the kids followed by dinner with the fam and then a scary movie at home with my love. It does not get any better then that.

I´ve been going through all of your emails and DM´s and the most frequently asked question I have gotten the past month is what equipment I use for photography, what is the best camera etc, and also how I edit my pictures. I am working on this and in the near future I will post about it and give you all kind of tips and advises on this subject. So bare with me guys, it will come and I will let you know once it does.

As you also have noticed we have gotten a drone and I also got so many questions on which one it is. We got the DJI Phantom Pro Plus and hopefully soon we can start to bring it on new adventures and shoot some really amazing content with it. I am so excited and can´t wait to show you all the upcoming projects in the near future.

Here is the gallery from my beautiful October and autumn back in Sweden. It has been so lovely to spend some time with my family and my love and I am getting ready to leave soon again for all of November on some new adventures so stay tuned 🙂

Thank you for the forever support and kind messages, it means a lot and I am so glad that you can all come on this beautiful journey and see all of the adventures with me.

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From St Petersburg With Love

Good Morning from a tired but well rested #Travelbug and good morning St Petersburg. I´ve always heard that this breathtaking city was going to be pretty. But I was surprised how much there is to do here.

Every where you go you will find old rustic but beautiful built buildings and cathedrals that are some of the main touristic attractions. I suggest you hop on a boat tour where you can easily stop at many places and hop on again and that way you will be able to get the nice view from the river side as well which is stunning. I also recommend taking the boat by sunrise as the sun goes down beautifully over the city and the many bridges.

Food here is great and really cheap. You can easily find local choices everywhere you go, it didn´t take me long until I found my favorit food place #marketplace. They have many choices, and if you been following me for some time now you know that I always try to find the healthy options wherever I go. They also have cute outdoor seating with a nice cozy vibe.

I also found a very nice sushi place downtown on the main street that also had a great outdoor seating where you could sit and watch people and enjoy a great lunch.

You´ll find some really cool and old cars here wherever you go. They´re everywhere. Put your comfy shoes when in St Petersburg cause there will be a lot of walking, especially if you want to explore the city and there is really so much to see just by walking. I could walk for hours when I am in a new place or destination and that is how I most of the times find my favorit places and spots without even looking for it.

Things to do :

Boating during sunset on St Petersburg river

Viewpoint at St Isaac´s cathedral

Visit One or many pretty and vintage coffeeshops

If interested in history visit one of many museums in the city

Visit and pick up fresh fruit from one of many fruit stands/ market

Walk Walk Walk to explore the city

Thank you St Petersburg, You´ve been so lovely! Until Next Time 🙂

X Linda

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Cyprus Part 3 – Limassol And Aphrodite Rock

I had the great luck to go to Cyprus for a few weeks to explore this beautiful and breathtaking island. It was totally my pleasure and I am so glad to finally be able to share my favorite impressions from this trip. 

Beautiful places to visit: 

– Konnos beach 

– Aphrodite rock

– Paphos

– Limassol 

– Ayia Napa and Cavo Greco Cape ( Which I didn´t do on this trip cause I want the photos and experience here to be with my baaaaby 🙂 

So, I have gotten so many question about where is the best place to go and what´s really worth it if you only have a certain amount of time. So I will tell you about my favorite parts of this stunning island. 

A must see for me and my favorite on this island is Aphrodite Rock and the surroundings as seen in the pictures and the area around Paphos. The water is so clear as you can see and there are so many view points and photo spots and I just did not want to leave this place. You can either stay in Paphos or in Limassol and then rent a car to go to this place for a day. 

Down in Paphos town there´s a little harbor with loads of cute restaurants that serve amazing food. My favorite was the Pelican restaurant who also has two super cute pelicans that comes to the restaurant for food every day and then they stay around the area just relaxing. How cute? 

Limassol is the biggest city on Cyprus and have a larger and more busy selection. Here you will find more trendy stores and shopping, pool bars and lounges and a promenade along the city parallel with the water. But the sea here is not even near as clear as around Aphrodite bay area. Food options are many and its quite spread out along the whole city. My favorite here is probably the old town area with all the cute little cafés and restaurants and the old looking houses and streets. 

 View over Limassol beach
View over Limassol beach
 Columbia Beach Club
Columbia Beach Club

 A beach on our way from Limassol to Afrodite Rock
A beach on our way from Limassol to Afrodite Rock

My favorite places to eat: 

Colombia beach club/ pool – Limassol

They serve everything from burgers to poké bowls, nice salads, fresh juices, cocktails and drinks by the pool or the cabana lounges close to the beach. Nice music during the day and lovely restaurant during the evening. 

Bakery Gourmet Kafeneio – Limassol

My favorite café in Limassol. Mostly vegan and plant based, gluten -free and a total healthy concept at this place. You´ll find, salads, wraps, soups, amazing sweets, fresh super food smoothies and juices. If you care about your food and health like me this is THE place. And the owners are the nicest couple and very friendly too. 

Dino Bistro Café – Limassol

Cute café/restaurant with a personal touch. Food here is really amazing and they put there own little touch on everything. And the great thing is that there is something for every taste such as sushi, salads, pastas, burgers, fish, meat and a wide selection of desserts. 

Fat Fish – Limassol

Lovely restaurant next to Colombia by the beach overlooking the beach and sea. Nice fresh fish dishes on the menu but also other options. Great for both lunch and dinner. 

Old Town – Limassol

Plenty of restaurants to chose from and super cozy atmosphere in the evening. 

Pelican restaurant – Paphos

Amazing fresh fish and seafood. Super cute blue and white interior overlooking the harbor and boat area. Great service and very friendly as well. 

 Bakery Gourmet Kafeneio
Bakery Gourmet Kafeneio

 Power walk and Sunset at the beautiful Limassol beach promenade
Power walk and Sunset at the beautiful Limassol beach promenade

I could really suggest to stay in Limassol for a few days and do a day trip to Aphrodite Rock and Bay. Or stay a few nights in Paphos as well. 

You will find more photos and can read more about Konnos beach HERE and Larnaca HERE. 

Let me know if you have any questions. 

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The Amazing Health Benefits Of Chlorella

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Let´s talk about this amazing all natural supplement that is a fresh water blue green algae and that has so many great health benefits. 

Chlorella is one of natures most nutrient-dense foods and contain about 60% pure protein, all the essential amino acids, all the vitamins, all the minerals AND the essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6. 

Chlorella acts alkaline and helps the body to balance the PH-balance. Chlorella also contain a lot of important enzymes. 

Chlorella also has been shown to detoxify radiation and chemotherapy effectively. 

The beautiful green color comes from the chlorophyll that is so rich in chlorella up to 4-5 times more then Spirulina. 

Chlorella supports your immune system. 

One of the great reasons I use Chlorella while I detox is because it detoxifies heavy metals and helps the body to get rid of them. It is very powerful so I normally start with smaller doses and then gradually increase the dose so my body does not get a shock. One big reason that so many women are suffering from thyroid problems could be that the body is full of heavy metals and that can result in a slow metabolism and problems loosing weight. This is a great reson why Chlorella could b helpful when wanting to loose weight. 

I always make sure that my Chlorella is organic and I normally use Chlorella as a powder in my green smoothies or juices. 

Here you can find the pure Chlorella that I use at the moment in my smoothies and juices. 

Stay Healthy! 

X Linda 

Låt oss prata om detta helt underbara och naturella kosttillskott som är en blå grön söt vatten alg, och som besitter så många unika egenskaper och hälsofördelar. 

Chlorella är en av naturens mest närings täta livsmedel och innehåller runt 60% fullvärdigt protein, alla de livsnödvändiga aminosyrorna, alla mineraler samt även de livsnödvändiga fettsyrorna Omega-3 och Omega-6. 

Chlorella fungerar basiskt och hjälper kroppen att balansera PH-värdet. Det innehåller även en massa nyttiga enzymer. 

Chlorella har även visat sig rensa ut radioaktiva ämnen vid chemo behandling effektivt. 

Chlorella stödjer immunförsvaret. 

En av de underbara anledningarna till att jag använder Chlorella vid en detox är för att den binder tungmetaller och för med dem ut ur kroppen. Detta är väldigt kraftigt så jag börjar alltid med en liten dos, sedan trappar jag successivt upp så att min kropp inte får en chock. En stor anledning till att många lider av sköldkörtel problem kan vara just för att man har mycket tungmetaller i kroppen och då kan det i sin tur försämra ämnesomsättningen och man får svårt att gå ned i vikt. Därför kan Chlorella även vara mycket effektivt för effektiv viktminskning. 

Jag ser alltid till att min Chlorella är ekologisk och oftast använder jag det i pulver form i mina smoothies eller färskpressade juicer. 

Den rena Chlorella som jag använder just nu i mina smoothies och juicer hittar du här. 

Stay Healthy! 

X Linda

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