Last year around this time I went on a day cruise to Mariehamn, Finland. The great thing about living in Stockholm is that you have access to a number of fantastic cruises that take you around the archipelago and all the way to Helsinki, Riga & Tallinn among other destinations. This particular cruise leaves shore in the morning, reaches Mariehamn by afternoon, turns back and reaches Stockholm by evening. For those who want to go around the island, there are various hotels to spend the night as well. What I loved about that trip though was that it was a glorious sunny day, the frozen lake was just starting to crack up and it was a day off from office. What more does one need, ehh?!