Real Scandinavia is produced by freelance writer, editor, and photographer Annika S. Hipple. With a Swedish mother and a Swedish-speaking American father (an “honorary Swede”), Annika grew up bilingual and bicultural, calling both the United States and Sweden home. She also made regular childhood visits to her maternal grandparents’ homeland of Norway. Although she currently lives in Seattle, Washington, Annika returns to Scandinavia often, both independently and as a professional tour leader.

Annika’s work has appeared in a wide range of print and online publications, and she also provides writing and editing services to clients in travel, sustainability, and related fields.

For more about Annika, visit her website.