Faraway Files #149

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Hello travelers! Cheers from dreary Denmark, where I may have gone ahead and already booked a whole lot of escapism this year. How about you? Do you have your 2020 mapped out by month? I suddenly do. At least through August.

We’re heading to China and South Korea for easter, so if you’ve ever been – I’d love to hear your tips and what we should taste. It will be our first trip to Asia, so we’re all super excited. We’ll also be back on the West Coast in California and Oregon to spend time with our far away family and friends which we’re also looking forward to.

FAVORITES FROM FARAWAY FILES #148

For those of you who haven’t got your calendar sorted, pop over to some of Clare’s favorites from last week with lots of great ideas to get your travel juices flowing. Thanks to all who linked up and cheers to the following writers.

 
Ten Best Things to do in Oxford | My Life Long Holiday

Curious Places to Visit in London | Our World For You

 
 
Exhibitions Worth Travelling For in 2020 | Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays

I’m still writing and reminiscing about the south of France from our 2019 summer road trip. Come see why I think the Languedoc region is a perfect destination to consider.

Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard

 

FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #149

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Faraway Files #147

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Here it is. The very last Faraway Files travel blog community link up of the year. Of the decade in fact. We’ll be taking a break for the holidays and wish you much cheer whether far or near. We’ve been around the world and back. And have loved reading and sharing your trips and travels.

2019 started for me on a beach on the Pacific Ocean near Oceanside, California. We soaked up the sun and had fun with our extended family. March took us to the Big Island of Hawaii for warm waves, turtles and lots of tuna poke. In May we explored another gorgeous corner of Scandinavia on a long weekend on the little island of Åstol, Sweden. This summer we spent a little more than two weeks on a grand European road trip from Copenhagen to the south of France and back. I loved the Languedoc region and then the lovely Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen, but it was the hills above Wengen which were my very most favorite.

Where will 2020 take you? We’re tossing around Korea for cherry blossoms this spring, California and Oregon come July and possibly a northern Norway reprise come November. I’m thinking northern lights and Orca whales for my birthday. Ja and tak. Yes. And thank you! I’d love to hear what you have on tap. Plans already in play? Or just pipe dreams today? Lay them on me.

Happy holidays! Merry Christmas! Glædelig Jul! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël! Cheers from here.

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Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles loved these posts last week. If you missed them, pop over and say hej and take a look! I’m down for visiting every one of them.

 

Where to Eat in Leon Spain, the Best Restaurants | Photo and Post by Memories of the Pacific


This week I’m sharing a flash back to our grand European summer road trip stop in the Loire Valley. We loved the Château de Cheverny. Come see why.

FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #147

WANT TO JOIN IN?

Jump in! The water is fine! Faraway Files is a creative community of travel bloggers who inspire, engage and share each other’s posts. All participating hosts will read and comment on every post that participates in the spirit of the link-up. We will also share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favorite posts and highlight them on our blogs and social media channels using #FarawayFiles.

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  • The link-up will go live every Thursday at 8 am UK time (9 am, CET) until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Oregon Girl Around the World and Suitcases and Sandcastles. Check Twitter #FarawayFiles to confirm who is hosting each week.
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Faraway Files #144

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Today is the Thanksgiving holiday in America. Not in Denmark. For the few first years we lived here, we decided to skip it. You don’t get the days off like you do in the States. The parades and football games don’t start until much later here. It was difficult to find all the ingredients for our favorite dishes. My oven was way too small to cook the size turkey I wanted to even if I could find one.

It still is. But we do Thanksgiving. This year, my husband took the day off and my son helped make all the desserts. You should see his pecan pie, it’s gorgeous. Head over to my Instagram feed if you’re curiuos, I posted it there. And while we’ve found pretty good substitutes for the classic recipes over the years, we can’t substitute time with extended family, which is what this holiday was time for when we lived in Oregon.

It’s part of the reason that I decided to make Thanksgiving a big deal here. So later today, our family will share a meal with our friends here and we will give thanks.  I am grateful for this life lived abroad even with the challenges and distance. I am grateful to be able to travel (and VERY excited about plans coming together for next year’s adventures.) I am grateful for the amazing and creative and inspiring people I have met through travel blogging, including this fabulous community. Cheers to you!

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Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles loved these posts last week. If you missed them, pop over and say hej and take a look! I’m down for visiting every one of them.

Things to do in Fowey, Cornwall by Grand Adventure Story




3-Day Alsace Wine Route Itinerary by California Globetrotter

This week I’m sharing my recent bogshoeing experience in Latvia. What exactly is bogshoeing I can hear you say? You’ll have to come see. It was squishy, damp and different. And I loved it!

FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #144

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Faraway Files #142

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Hej! That’s Danish for hi. Hoping all is well in your corners of the world. I wanted to say a giant thank you to everyone who has been a part of the Faraway Files travel blog community over the past couple years. November is a month for Thanksgiving where I’m from and I truly appreciate the connections, contacts and supportive community in this group. So to you all – tusind tak! A thousand thanks!

I just returned from a long weekend in Riga, Latvia to attend the Women in Travel Summit hosted by Wanderful. I didn’t know what to expect, but came away inspired and enlightened. I learned about diversity and inclusivity in travel and appreciated the variety of perspectives on each panel. But my biggest take away? That traveling and then writing, blogging and creating travel content is really about one thing. Your thing. And not to compare, stress or worry about anyone else’s well curated life online. Sharing your passion through your words and images will show what makes you unique.

Travel is not your passion. Travel is an avenue to express your passion.” – Lola Akinmade

I also got to do really cool stuff – like walk on a wild Latvian peat bog. I’ll be writing all about it soon. But for now – enjoy the sloshy sounds of treading softly through an ancient mossy wetland. PS – next year’s Women in Travel Summit will be held in Gdansk Poland – October 2020. Find out more here.

FAVORITES FROM FARAWAY FILES #134

Co-host Corey of Fifi + Hop was happy to host last week – a big thank you to everyone who linked up. These were her favorites. Let’s give them a big shoutout! Cheers from here.

First up – in no particular order – was Ladies What Travel’s post about tea time in Bath. Having shared a high tea when Keri came to Copenhagen, I can vouch that she can tell you a thing or two about afternoon tea. This one looks lovely, but don’t drop your pearls perhaps.

Afternoon Tea at No 15 Great Pulteney, Bath | Photo and Post by Ladies What Travel


It was windmills, Rembrandt and canals with Catherine of Cultural Wednesday. Looks like Leiden is the perfect place for a pretty city break. Thanks Catherine!

Lovely Leiden Netherlands Weekend Break | Photo and Post by Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays


Truly Madly Kids offers family friendly things to do and see in Siem Reap that go beyond the famous temples.

3 Days in Siem Reap with Children| Photo and Post by Truly Madly Kids


And if you haven’t been to Bergen, Norway you really must go. Wandering through Bryggen – so well captured here by Usha of Le Coins de Bobby is a must. Pop over to her post to read more.

Experiencing Bergen! | Photo and post by Le coin des Bobby


This week I’m sharing a historic hunt here in Denmark. Don’t worry it’s only ceremonial, but so very impressive to watch as red-coated riders pound through the UNESCO World Heritage forest north of Copenhagen. Come to Denmark, she said.

 

FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #142

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Faraway Files #139

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Last week here in Denmark, it was fall break. You may know it as half-term. The Danes call it efterårsferie. It is a fantastisk time to travel. That’s Danish for fantastic. Summer crowds are gone. Temperatures are milder. Prices usually more reasonable. This year, we hosted a visit from my mom who flew in from around the world.

When she comes this way, we like to show her another part of Scandinavia so last week we made our way across Denmark to the west coast. A little over three hour drive straight west from Copenhagen takes you to the oldest town in Denmark, Ribe. We strolled the medieval city and climbed to the top of the cathedral for views over the town and out to the Wadden Sea National Park, Denmark’s largest.

A UNESCO World Heritage site that spans three countries, the Wadden Sea is the largest intertidal ecosystem in the world. We spent two days learning and exploring more from the tiny Danish island of Rømø, thirty minutes from Ribe. If you have the chance, I highly recommend a visit. Beautiful heathered hillocks spread into huge expanses of wide sandy beach or gooey mudflats where you can pick oysters fresh from the sea. Today I’m sharing some about our oyster tour on the island. It was educational AND delicious.

I’d love to see what you’ve been up to! Link up open now.

FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #139

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Jump in! The water is fine! Faraway Files is a creative community of travel bloggers who inspire, engage and share each other’s posts. All participating hosts will read and comment on every post that participates in the spirit of the link up. We will also share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favorite posts and highlight them on our blogs and social media channels using #FarawayFiles.

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