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

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10 Darling Danish Towns you Don’t Want to Miss in Denmark

I love a Cinderella story. I like to cheer for the underdog. And while I live in the big, modern Danish capital and really do love it, I often seek out the simple. The slow. The little and quaint. For a bit. For the balance. And Denmark can do that. Charm you and court you with lots of little tiny town choices. What does it take to be the most darling Danish town? It depends.

A Danish village comes complete with cobblestone promenades and half-timbered houses. Colorful facades and maybe a fancy castle. Some sit near farms that are plum full of fresh produce. For me, it’s perfection if they are situated near water. But you if you’ve been reading along, you know that. So let’s take a look. These are the best. Don’t ask my teen, for he may disagree. But these are the towns that do it for me.

Let’s start on the west side of the country and work our way east towards the capital. I’m jumping to Jutland.


JYLLAND |  JUTLAND

1. EBELTOFT

Gem of Djursland, Ebeltoft sits on the west side of Jutland. Chock full of cobblestoned charm, little Ebeltoft is the perfect gateway to explore nearby Mols Bjerg National Park which lays claim to the highest hill in Denmark. That’s saying a lot around here. Half-timbered houses and purveyors of ice cream will surely make you happy after you’ve been swimming in summer.

DON’T MISS:
  • Put on your hiking shoes and make your way to Mols Bjerg National Park.
  • Check out the ancient castle ruins in nearby Rønde; Kalo Slotsruin.

2. LØKKEN

Lovely little Løkken sits on the northwest coast of Denmark. It is rugged and windswept with wide sand beaches. But don’t worry, this adorable wee village sits snug and calm behind the dunes with coffee shops and cafés and candy to create.

DON’T MISS:

3. SKAGEN

Sitting at the very tippy top of Denmark is Skagen. But don’t say SKA-gen. It’s more like Skā-en, minus the g. However you say it, you’re sure to be swayed by the beautiful light and little yellow houses. This fishing village is famous for its painters and you can see why. It’s beautiful here. See where the North Sea and the Baltic combine.

DON’T MISS:
  • Take the Sandormen, the “Sandworm” tractor ride out to where the Baltic and the North Sea meet.
  • Climb up inside the Tilsandede Kirke, the (not-so) sand covered church.
  • See the Danish masters and meet their fisherman muses at the Skagen Museum.
  • Play in the surf at Gamle Skagen.

FUNEN | FYN

4. KERTEMINDE

Find your way to Funen, the oft-overlooked island that sits in the middle of Denmark. While Fyn may be tired of her big sister Marsha, er I mean Copenhagen, she has plenty to offer. With fields full of rye and poppies and fewer people, you’ll find wide open spaces here to explore. We love quaint Kerteminde right on the water. It is a perfect base to explore the area and try the produce.

DON’T MISS:
  • Find your way to Fyns Hoved and smell the sea air with views over the Odense Fjord.
  • Meet the sea creatures and seals at the Fjord & Bælt Museum.
  • Fish for Seatrout in the early summer as the pass close to shore.
  • Buy fresh produce from a farm stand. Pick apples in fall.
  • Explore a Viking ship burial in nearby Ladby.

SJÆLLAND | ZEALAND

5. DRAGØR

Dragør was my first and definitely still my favorite darling little Danish village. Don’t you know about Dragør? You might want to drop everything and drive right on over. It’s adorable and so close to Copenhagen.

DON’T MISS:
  • Wander through the old town and out to the harbor.
  • Share yummy brunch with your family at Fru Munk.
  • Take a dip in the warm Øresund with views out to Sweden.

6. HELSINGØR

Take the regional train from Copenhagen or the ferry from Sweden and head up to Helsingør. Here you will find Hamlet. Or his castle that is. So say the Danes. Kronborg Castle sits on the water majestic and magical. Time your visit in summer and see Shakespeare come alive with actors and action. Plenty of places to pause for a bite along the old town squares.

DON’T MISS:

7. HILLERØD

Here in Hillerød, you will find the fabulous Fredericksborg Castle. This is different than the Frederiksberg Slot in the Frederiksberg neighborhood of Copenhagen. Believe me, you aren’t the first to be confused. Take the Line B on the S-togs to the terminus in Hillerød. Trek towards the cute town and out to the castle.

DON’T MISS:

8. HORNBÆK

I don’t need to toot too loud my love for Hornbæk, pearl of the Danish Riviera. With wide swaths of beach and forested trails, it pleases many. Add in fresh fish markets, antiques to peruse, boutiques to shop, cozy coffee shops for hygge and Hornbæk ticks all the boxes for most darling Danish town.

DON’T MISS:
  • Wade in the water and wiggle your toes in the wide golden sand at Hornbæk Strand.
  • Linger along the lush green paths that lead through the trees in the Hornbæk Plantage.
  • Take a hygge break at Albi’s Kaffebar and Second Hand Shop in town.

9. ROSKILDE

Roskilde rocks even when the world famous music festival isn’t on. This city has ancient roots with both Vikings and Royals. And it really is darn right cute to boot. Run, don’t walk, but I’ll allow you to rock right on over to Roskilde.

DON’T MISS:
  • View Viking vessels dredged up from the nearby Roskilde Fjord at the well done Viking Ship Museum.
  • Visit the stunning Roskilde Church and feel the spirit of the Danish royals buried therein.
  • Rock out at Ragnarok, not the Viking apocalypse, but the museum dedicated to the music and culture that dominates the Roskilde Festival.

10. SJÆLLANDS ODDE

Most people drive right through here on their way to the ferry, but they would be amiss. Stop. Slow down and please try the fish. Odde’s not odd, but super quite delightful. Fishing boats and fish shacks add color and charm.

DON’T MISS:
  • Toodle around Odde Havn, the harbor.
  • Wait with the locals for delicious smoked fish at Odden Fisk.

Did I do it? Did I tempt you? Do you know of these towns? Did I miss one? Do tell me. Here’s what left on my little town Denmark wish list:

UP NEXT: Svaneke and Gudhjem on the island of Bornholm.
WISH LIST: Ribe and Fanø

Know someone who needs to know about this cute Danish digs? Share it! Or save it. And see them for your very own self! Cheers from Denmark, Erin10 Darling Danish Towns in Denmark you Don't Want to Miss | Oregon Girl Around the World

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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

We are posting each week’s links on community Pinterest page – join in over there.


FIND US ON FACEBOOK

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


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