Faraway Files #38

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THIRTY-EIGHT WEEKS OF SHARING TRAVEL STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Hej from Copenhagen! We’ve had a blast in a summer house on the Danish island of Bornholm right as school set out, but our real summer vacation starts this weekend and I am feeling free as a bird. My husband and I will soon be soaking up the midnight sun above the Arctic Circle to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. What a long strange trip it’s been. In all the best ways.

That is a long time. And we’ve been around the world. I feel so grateful that we have been able to share some of it with our children. But this trip. It’s just for us. We’re headed to the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway. I am seriously excited. And apparently, we seek out islands to mark important dates in our relationship.

We spent our honeymoon in the Cayman Islands; our first real holiday that we saved and paid for our own selves. For our 10th anniversary, we explored stunning San Juan Island in Washinton State. I can’t definitively tell you where the next 10 years will take us, but I wish only for a continued sense of adventure, curiosity and wonder. Together.

 I’ll be updating my Instagram stories from the road if you want to come follow along! I see mountains and fjords in my immediate future. What about you? Off to somewhere fun? Just back from an amazing experience? Do share! Take us some place far away! Today I’m sharing a little lesson in how to hygge in a Danish summer house. Don’t worry, these rules aren’t strict. Just there to help everyone enjoy. As it turns out the Danish concept of hygge has a lot to do with community.

As Faraway Files hosts, Katy, Clare and I love our link up and this supportive travel community. With over 130 contributors, we have read about 80 countries and territories around the world. If you join in and leave a link please reciprocate and comment on the hosts’ posts as well as at least two others that spark an interest. If we see a pattern of people not joining in, sadly we have decided to remove the links of those posters in the future.

Here are my favorite posts from last week!


Favorites Week 37

Do you ever feel like everyone you know is in one place and you aren’t? That’s how I feel about Greece this summer. Seems like everyone has been blown in that direction and when you catch the beauty of Kos – you can see why. Cathy of Mummy Travels shows us what to see and where to feel the bubbles at the beach. Curious? Check out her post!

11 THINGS TO DO IN KOS WITH KIDS | Mummy Travels

If you haven’t met Nicky and Dave of Go Live Young, pop over and say hej! They took their three boys around the world and this week shared what to do in and around Beijing. Beautiful and inspiring pics!

FIVE DAYS IN BEIJING | Go Live Young

Do you ever get a little bit obsessed with a place because you see it all over your social media accounts or in every must do list that floats over your news feed? Svalbard is one of those places for our family, mostly from my teenage son who has put it at the top of his travel wish list for awhile now. But thanks to Vanessa at Snow in Tromso for keeping it real and giving us the low down on what to expect and where to stay when planning a visit to this far north Norwegian territory.

This week I’m teaching a little about that oh so Danish concept of hygge and how to find it in a summer house. There are a few rules on how to rent a sommerhus and how to make it happy for all when here visiting Denmark. Don’t worry – everyone can handle these rules. Happy summer from Scandiland!


FARAWAY FILES TRAVEL BLOG COMMUNITY LINKUP #38
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14 thoughts on “Faraway Files #38

  1. Coincidense, I was just thinking about Copenhagen last night. Thinking it’s been way too long since I have been there. Thank you for hosting the linkup!

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      Ahhh – you should! Fab city in the summer! Cheers and thank you for linking with #FarawayFiles, Erin

    1. oregongirlaroundtheworld

      Det var så lidt! As the Danes say, it was so little! I have a thing for windmills! Cheers from Copenhagen, Erin

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  3. We have ‘islands’ in common. My husband and I love including them in our travels. They are always just a bit different from anything on the mainland. We once lived on one for year. It was very remote and with a permanent population of only 2000 people. We learnt that we like visiting them more than actually living on them! We have been thinking about San Juan Island so I was interested to see you mention it.

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