Faraway Files #33

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THIRTY-THREE weeks of Sharing travel stories around the world

It’s almost here. Summer holiday! Or summer vacation as we call in the States. One more week of school for my kids and then we’re off to the Danish island of Bornholm for beautiful beaches, bicycling and bit of nature. What are your summer plans – do you have them all settled?

Are you a plan months in advance and line it all up kind or do you leave some room for summer spontaneity? I’m a little of both. Tell me where you’re off to if you know!

We’re all going on a summer holiday
No more working for a week or two.
Fun and laughter on our summer holiday,
No more worries for me or you,
For a week or two.
We’re going where the sun shines brightly
We’re going where the sea is blue.
We’ve all seen it on the movies,
Now let’s see if it’s true.
Everybody has a summer holiday
Doin’ things they always wanted to
So we’re going on a summer holiday,
To make our dreams come true
For me and you.
For me and you.”
FAVORITES WEEK #32

Thanks to everyone who added their post last week to the Faraway Files Travel Blog community Link Up. Shout out to a few of my favorites. Missed it? No worries. Check them out here.

Ruth from Tanama Tales always takes wonderful pictures and offers comprehensive posts about her Faraway destinations. You may know the famous German castle Neuschwanstein, but don’t rush there and back – Ruth shows us views like this and how to make a day exploring the beautiful region around Fussen.

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF A DAY TRIP TO NEUSCHWANSTEIN | Tanama Tales

Please welcome Faraway Files community newcomer Annie from Penny and Her Thoughts. Annie is a fellow Oregon Girl in the Nordics. Based in Finland, she is offering the best places to cheers with sweeping views of Helsinki. I’ll toast to that!

BEST PANORAMIC VIEWS OF HELSINKI (WITH A BAR) | Penny and Her Thoughts

Kat from Kat Pegi Mana takes us on a colorful walking tour of Little India neighborhood of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A vibrant and interesting area with what looks like an amazing food culture! I’m hungry from here.

LITTLE INDIA, BRICKFIELDS – SELF-GUIDED WALK | Kat Pegi Mana Where is Kat Going?

This week, I’m offering 10 Super Fun Sustainable Activities for Summer in Copenhagen. Get outside, enjoy and keep it sustainable! It’s easy to do when in the Danish capital.


FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #33
WANT TO JOIN IN?

We’d love you to join us in building this supportive and growing community who will inspire and share each other’s posts. All three hosts will try to read and comment on every post and we’ll share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favorites 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 Untold Morsels, Suitcases and Sandcastles, and Oregon Girl around the World.
  • Link ups work best if everyone shares so please comment on all three of the hosts’ posts and at least two others.

CLARE AT SUITCASES AND SANDCASTLES IS HOSTING THIS WEEK

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Faraway Files #32

TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY

THIRTY-two weeks of Sharing travel stories around the world

Let’s do this travel people! You know who you are. Bring me your posts from faraway places and backyard spaces. I wanna go somewhere. Especially today. Rain in the forecast for Copenhagen until next week! Where you off to? Where you been? Show me. Share! Let’s inspire some people to get out there and read some more pages in this big book of our beautiful world.

To travel is to live.”

-Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark’s hometown boy.

FAVORITES WEEK #31

But before we link up and escape somewhere new, I have a few favorites to share with you. Thanks to all who joined in last week. We love your posts!

Jonny from The Adventures of Daisy the Bus showed us both sides of the immigration trail. The Ulster American Folk Park offers an immersive look at the comings and goings of Irish immigration to America back in the day.

THE ULSTER AMERICAN FOLK PARK | The Adventures of Daisy the Bus

Tanja from The Red Phone Box Travels tried out Trieste. I loved this shot of the pretty pink buildings beside the sea with kayak water polo players. Just like we have here in Copenhagen. Thanks for sharing Tanja! GOAL!

SUNDAY IN TRIESTE 2017 | The Red Phone Box Travels

Amanda Afield took us to stunning Lake Bled, Slovenia. Did you know that National Geographic just honored Slovenia as one of the most sustainable destinations on the planet? With images like this, I’m looking for eco-friendly flight options to get there stat. Thanks for sharing Amanda!

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN BLED | SLOVENIA | Amanda Afield

This week, I’m sharing The 10 Most Darling Danish Towns you Don’t Want to Miss in Denmark. Copenhagen is fabulous, but what about the rest of Denmark? Come find out! Cheers from Scandiland!


FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #32
WANT TO JOIN IN?

We’d love you to join us in building this supportive and growing community who will inspire and share each other’s posts. All three hosts will try to read and comment on every post and we’ll share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favorites 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 Untold Morsels, Suitcases and Sandcastles, and Oregon Girl around the World.
  • Link ups work best if everyone shares so please comment on all three of the hosts’ posts and at least two others.

LINKUP IS RIGHT HERE ON OREGON GIRL AROUND THE WORLD

TWEET US YOUR POSTS

(@suitandsand, @UntoldMorsels, @oregongirlworld) 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.


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Faraway Files #31

TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY

THIRTY-one weeks of Sharing travel stories around the world

Welcome back travel peeps. Where in the world are you? What are you up to this week? I was lucky enough to spend some time with Faraway Files co-host Katy from Untold Morsels at the end of her Scandinavian super tour. Super fun to share some of the magic of summer in Copenhagen in person!

9/11 MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM | Exploring Our World

Thank you to everyone who contributed last week, sharing your posts with the Faraway Files Travel Community. If missed any, don’t worry – you can still catch them here.

I especially loved this image by Sharon from Exploring our World. Part of the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, Sharon’s post brought up a lot of emotions for me, particularly this beautiful mosaic and quote. Thank you for sharing Sharon.

I can’t make sense when tragedy strikes. My heart aches for families who have lost loved ones in senseless acts in the past and now. Most recently in Manchester and then this weekend in my hometown Portland, Oregon, where three men from three different backgrounds stood up to terrorism on their regular train commute home. Heroes Rick Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche were killed protecting two teenage girls from a white supremacist. A third hero Micah Fletcher was in serious condition, but survived the attack. The victim Namkai-Meche’s last words to the good samaritans who stayed with him were, “Tell them, I want everybody to know, I want everybody on the train to know, I love them.”

Heavy sigh. Thank you, brave responders. And stander-uppers. And protectors. And believers. That humans are more good than bad. That we are better together. No day shall erase you from the memory of time. I’m sticking with love.

The following favorites are a little lighter and full of color, because life is about balance. No matter how far away.

FAVORITES WEEK #30

Let’s give a warm Faraway Files Community Welcome to Shobha from Just Go Places. If you missed her post about Catalan master Antonio Gaudi’s crypts outside of Barcelona – go say hej and check it out. I did not know about these beautiful unfinished sites where Gaudi was able to test the ideas he would later implement at the famous Sagrada Familia. How beautiful and imaginative and hopeful are these butterfly stained glass windows!

ANTONI GAUDI’S CRYPT AT COLONIA GUELL | Just Go Places

My favorite part of Faraway Files is finding new gems and learning of far-flung places. Raincity Librarian Jane showed us Fantastic Fukuoka, Japan. She had me at the coffee shops and craft-brew popular here. Must be the Pacific Northwesterner in me! They sound fantastisk. Yes please.

FANTASTIC FUKUOKA | JAPAN | Raincity Librarian

Continuing with colorful Japan, I loved this post about Kyoto with Kids shared by Jenny at The Little Explorer. Full of joy and adventure, I can almost hear the laughter!

KYOTO WITH KIDS | The Little Adventurer

 

Faraway Files Co-host Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles is off exploring the island Crete with her family this week. Sending her warm wishes for sun washed swaths of sand, colorful fishing villages and plenty of sandcastles to fill future posts. I’ll share a shoutout for Clare’s favorites from last week. She loved:

A Bavarian Sojourn | A DAY AT CHATSWORTH
Mum’s Gone To | SPENDING A DAY AT PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD
Vaucluse Dreamer | THE COLOURS OF PROVENCE


This week, I’m soaring back to Seahouses in Northumberland, UK. Take a tour around the Farne Islands which are full of nesting seabirds this time of year.


FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #31
WANT TO JOIN IN?

We’d love you to join us in building this supportive and growing community who will inspire and share each other’s posts. All three hosts will try to read and comment on every post and we’ll share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favorites 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 Untold Morsels, Suitcases and Sandcastles, and Oregon Girl around the World.
  • Link ups work best if everyone shares so please comment on all three of the hosts’ posts and at least two others.

LINKUP IS WITH KATY AT UNTOLD MORSELS TODAY – GO SAY HEJ!

TWEET US YOUR POSTS

(@suitandsand, @UntoldMorsels, @oregongirlworld) 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.


WE’LL PIN YOUR LINKS

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