Faraway Files #142

Travel Blog Community

SHARING TRAVEL STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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 inclusive 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

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.

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Link up one travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge onto the post or your blog (code below) or link back to the hosts.
  • The link-up will go live every Thursday at 8 am UK time (9 am, CET) until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Fifi + Hop, Hilary Style, Oregon Girl Around the World and Suitcases and Sandcastles. Check Twitter #FarawayFiles to confirm who is hosting each week.
  • Link ups work best if everyone engages so please comment on each of the hosts’ posts and at least two others that take your fancy.

I’M HOSTING TODAY HERE ON OREGON GIRL AROUND THE WORLD

TWEET US YOUR POSTS

(@fifiandhop@hilarystyleme, @oregongirlworld, @suitsandsand) using the hashtag #FarawayFiles and we’ll retweet to our followers.

SHARE TRAVEL IMAGES ON INSTAGRAM

Tag @FarawayFiles and #FarawayFiles – and we’ll repost our favorites.


FIND US ON FACEBOOK

Find Faraway Files on Facebook. Like us. We’ll like your page. We’re friendly that way.

GRAB BADGE HERE:
Oregon Girl Around the World

 

LINK UP HERE:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Faraway Files #139

Travel Blog Community

SHARING TRAVEL STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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

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.

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Link up one travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge onto the post or your blog (code below) or link back to the hosts.
  • The link-up will go live every Thursday at 8 am UK time (9 am, CET) until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Fifi + Hop, Hilary Style, Oregon Girl Around the World and Suitcases and Sandcastles. Check Twitter #FarawayFiles to confirm who is hosting each week.
  • Link ups work best if everyone engages so please comment on each of the hosts’ posts and at least two others that take your fancy.

I’M HOSTING TODAY HERE ON OREGON GIRL AROUND THE WORLD

TWEET US YOUR POSTS

(@fifiandhop@hilarystyleme, @oregongirlworld, @suitsandsand) using the hashtag #FarawayFiles and we’ll retweet to our followers.

SHARE TRAVEL IMAGES ON INSTAGRAM

Tag @FarawayFiles and #FarawayFiles – and we’ll repost our favorites.


FIND US ON FACEBOOK

Find Faraway Files on Facebook. Like us. We’ll like your page. We’re friendly that way.

GRAB BADGE HERE:
Oregon Girl Around the World

 

LINK UP HERE:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter



Faraway Files #135

Travel Blog Community

SHARING TRAVEL STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Hej from here travel writers and lovers! In Scandinavia, it is decidedly turned to fall with crisp weather, foggy mornings and the ivy that scales the building in our courtyard shifting from summer’s green to oranges and reds. I love this time of year. It’s sweater weather! I’m still not finished writing up our travels from summer time and thinking about the pink flamingos we found in the Camargue. Sharing more on this week’s community link up.

Would love to read what you have been up to! But before you share, here are the favorites from last link up:

FAVORITES FROM FARAWAY FILES #134

Corey of Fifi + Hop hosted our last week’s linkup and these were her favorites. Check them out if you haven’t already and give a virtual high five to the following travel community members:

Fazana Croatia, A Little Istrian Gem, by My Life Long Holiday

Visiting D-Day Beaches- Omaha Beach | Exploring Our World


 

 

FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #135

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.

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Link up one travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge onto the post or your blog (code below) or link back to the hosts.
  • The link-up will go live every Thursday at 8 am UK time (9 am, CET) until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Fifi + Hop, Hilary Style, Oregon Girl Around the World and Suitcases and Sandcastles. Check Twitter #FarawayFiles to confirm who is hosting each week.
  • Link ups work best if everyone engages so please comment on each of the hosts’ posts and at least two others that take your fancy.

I’M HOSTING TODAY HERE ON OREGON GIRL AROUND THE WORLD

TWEET US YOUR POSTS

(@fifiandhop@hilarystyleme, @oregongirlworld, @suitsandsand) using the hashtag #FarawayFiles and we’ll retweet to our followers.

SHARE TRAVEL IMAGES ON INSTAGRAM

Tag @FarawayFiles and #FarawayFiles – and we’ll repost our favorites.


FIND US ON FACEBOOK

Find Faraway Files on Facebook. Like us. We’ll like your page. We’re friendly that way.

GRAB BADGE HERE:
Oregon Girl Around the World

 

LINK UP HERE:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Faraway Files #132

Travel Blog Community

SHARING TRAVEL STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Welcome back! It’s been a bit. Hoping your summer holiday was happy and hot (or not depending on what you wanted). This year, we made a conscious decision not to fly for our vacation, having already been to Hawaii earlier in the year. So for the first time in our almost five years in Europe, we took a road trip. An epic road trip. For us anyway. Starting from home in Copenhagen, we drove through Germany and Belgium to the south of France where we spent a wonderful week with friends at a gîte in Saint-André-de-Sangonis in the Languedoc region. I’m still missing the cold local rosé and fresh gorgeous tomatoes from the market. Continue reading “Faraway Files #132”

Faraway Files #130

Travel Blog Community

SHARING TRAVEL STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

For those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, it is decidedly summer. At least it is in Denmark. And while not as warm and sunny as last summer, we’ve had enough blue skies and warm breezes to keep us happy. This year we’re taking a grand European road trip from Copenhagen to the south of France. Living here without a car, we normally pop on a plane when we want to travel out of Scandinavia. But, there is something about the freedom of driving through that allows for spontaneity and flexibility in our route.

We’ve got a few stops planned and a few more starred on our maps. Can’t wait. I’ll be sharing and posting on Instagram as we putter along through Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland and back. If you’ve got any don’t misses or epic favorites – throw them my way. Like I said, we’re flexible! Cheers from here.

Continue reading “Faraway Files #130”