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Day Out in Denmark | Explore the Historic White Cliffs at Stevns Klint

Why You Should Seek Out This UNESCO World Heritage Site

Nature, history and culture collide at Stevns Klint south of Copenhagen

Just an hour south of the city sits one of Denmark’s ten designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Stevns Klint is a natural area of white chalk and limestone cliffs that span sixteen kilometers along the eastern edge of Sjælland (or Zealand). Millions and millions and millions of years of the earth’s history are exposed here on this rocky swath of beach. It’s a geologist’s wet dream. I just think it’s really, really pretty. And a perfect place to pack in a picnic for a day out in Denmark. Continue reading “Day Out in Denmark | Explore the Historic White Cliffs at Stevns Klint”

Tivoli Gardens Lights up Winter in Copenhagen

Winter is Wonderful at Tivoli Amusement Park 

Tivoli’s illuminating displays for Copenhagen Light Festival

Once the twinkly lights of Christmas in Copenhagen are packed away and the blast that is New Year’s Eve is over, winter can be dreary and dark in Denmark. And while I won’t say don’t visit the capital come January – as there is always hygge to be had – February just has a wee bit more to offer. Especially when the Danish classic – Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park opens their gates and lights up the nights. Come to Copenhagen, she said. Continue reading “Tivoli Gardens Lights up Winter in Copenhagen”

Pencil Me In | Making Friends in Denmark

How to Make Friends in Denmark When it Feels Like Every Danes’ Dance Card is Full

Happiness rankings do not always equal friendliness rankings

You’ve probably heard. Seen the news. Read the reports. Denmark, and the rest of the Scandinavia siblings often take top ranks on World Happiness Reports year after year. We could debate all day about what happiness means to you, while the Nordics just keep winning. No matter what. 2018 saw Denmark’s Nordic neighbor, Finland, atop the charts while Denmark came in at number three behind Norway. But really, what does make a country “happy?” Ask a Dane and it quickly becomes quite clear. In addition to a prevalence of personal freedoms – those social democratic benefits like universal free healthcare and free higher education are big when it comes to feeling satisfied, comfortable and content with where you live. Continue reading “Pencil Me In | Making Friends in Denmark”

Coming to Copenhagen This Winter? Light it up!

A Light Festival in the Capital Helps Cope With the Dark

SECOND ANNUAL COPENHAGEN LIGHT FESTIVAL ILLUMINATES THE CITY

It’s really no secret. Denmark truly can be dark, damp and chilly during the winter. But despite the lack of daylight, Copenhagen can also be all sorts of cozy at this time of year.  There is hygge to be had, even in time spent outside. Bundle up. Let me enlighten you. Continue reading “Coming to Copenhagen This Winter? Light it up!”