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Stevns Klint: Seaside UNESCO World Heritage Site in Denmark

Our exploration of Denmark continues! There are a few perks of living on an island (yes, although not exotic, much of Denmark is islands). It is great to be able to walk out to the water in times like these and breathe in the fresh ocean air. It is still rather cold here, mid 40s most days, but the weather has taken a turn for the better. We have seen the sun nearly everyday for the last few weeks. And if you don’t know, Denmark is much like Seattle through the winter, it is very cold and very, very, VERY wet. Stevns Klint: Historical Significance We hopped in our car and drove about three hours south and then east to a UNESCO world heritage site: Stevns Klint. The site is a span of white ch

Skagen: The Northernmost Point in Denmark

With Coronavirus restrictions tightening by the day, Rasmus and I have decided to spend our newly found time off exploring some of the great nature that Denmark has to offer. It has been on my bucket list for a while to visit Skagen. Skagen is the northernmost point in Denmark. Skagen has over two million visitors annually, and after our visit it is no wonder why. We also discovered that Skagen is the main fishing port in Denmark, most renowned for its herring industry. The Town of Skagen The town of Skagen is splash of bright yellows and oranges and lined with simple cobblestones. The shopping and restaurants looked adorable, but obviously, were closed. Råbjerg Mile Before heading out to th

12 Apps to Help You Stay in Shape OR Get in Shape During Quarantine | Coronavirus 2020

Quarantine Your Way to the Perfect Summer Bod Home workout apps are a great way to get moving when you're unable to get to a gym. In a quarantine situation, google searches for "at home workouts" skyrocket. The best home workout apps provide clear instructions in video or audio form and provide encouragement from real coaches as you progress. They also provide a wide range of different workout ideas so you never get bored, and let you create custom plans and monitor your progress. Here I'm looking at apps that offer workouts you can perform indoors at home, outside, or in a home gym. I've also included a mix of free and paid options so there's something for every budget. Take advantage of th

Every Danish Pastry You Need to Try in Denmark | Danish Pastries 101

As Americans when you think of Danish pastries, what comes to mind? Maybe cherry filling, cream cheese, and flakey dough? In the states we are used to eating “Danishes,” but the original Danish pastry, from Denmark, is a bit different. It is called a spandauer. I put my honeymoon body on the line for this post! There is not one pastry that I did not try. It just would not be fair to review these tasty sweets without trying every single one. So, you are welcome! 😉 But truly, there is nothing like waking up early and heading down to our local bakery, to get warm treats that come straight from the oven. I have traveled all over Europe, and I have to say that Denmark has some of the best of the

A Three-Step Guide to Planning a Trip Abroad | Location, Location, Location

A Three-Step Guide to Planning a Trip Abroad Athens, Greece Where do you start when planning a trip to a foreign city? There are so many things to consider! This blog is for those of you who want the simple, logical path. In the last twelve months I have planned and executed trips across 10 different countries. And I feel like I finally have travel planning down to a soft science. Everyone has their tips and tricks, but my method is really location based. When in a new city, it is important to be central, close to transportation, and walking distance to the things you want to see. I always book in this order: 1. flight 2. accommodation 3. transportation To help illustrate my plan, we are goi

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