Month: May 2019

Athens in one day: a 24-hour itinerary

Athens, so much to explore

Last summer we ended a week of island-hopping around Greece with a day in the Greek capital, Athens. With centuries of ancient history, Athens offers so much to explore. Enjoy our one-day itinerary on how to spend a day in Athens.

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30 Excuses Not to Travel – and How to Overcome Them

No excuse not to travel

There should be no excuse not to travel, but we hear them all the time. Travel or stay home? Everyone has a reason not to go traveling and usually they’re things we tell ourselves to put off stretching our comfort zone and exploring the world. Most people find the time to go on vacation – trips to the beach or relaxing in a resort – but travel is a much different beast.

Should I go traveling? When I say travel, I mean immersing in another culture including the food, language and history. Travel isn’t always easy or glamorous, and sometimes it can be a sensory overload like walking the streets of Delhi, India or navigating through the Souk Bazaar in Marrakech.

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One Day in Helsinki – A 24 Hour Itinerary

Helsinki Day Trip

We spent one day in Helsinki, Finland as part of our Baltic Easter travels. Although we only had a day in Helsinki, we were determined to hit every Helsinki must-see. While I know it’s impossible to see everything, here is what we covered sightseeing Helsinki for 1 day.

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What is Eurovision? Guide to Eurovision 2019

Everything You Need to Know About the Eurovision Song Contest

What’s Eurovision? Well, until I moved to Denmark, I really didn’t know what Eurovision was. I had heard about some song contest, and kind of remembered that one time the bearded drag queen won (only because John Oliver talked about it), but then last year I got hooked. Eurovision was like heroin to my vein, combining so many things I love – crazy music, competition, nationalism, and flags. Having lived here, I learned that no one in Europe is neutral on Eurovision – everyone either loves it or hates it (but still secretly loves it). And now that I’ve been a Eurovision fan for exactly one year, I am here to answer all your questions about Eurovision 2019!

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Watching Sports Abroad -Tuesday Morning Football

Watching Sports Abroad

I’ve always loved watching sports – my parents still joke that I went right from Sesame Street to SportsCenter. As you’d imagine, watching sports has been one of my main hobbies all my life. Of course when Derek and I moved to Denmark, many friends asked me how I would handle watching sports abroad. I’ve had to adjust to life away from my beloved teams and the ESPN family of network. After two years in Copenhagen, I’ve completely adjusted the way that I enjoy sports and how I watch sports abroad! Continue reading “Watching Sports Abroad -Tuesday Morning Football”

Learning Danish Got Political With the Dansk Folkeparti

How Learning Danish Got Political

Before we moved to Denmark, Mike and I were excited to fully embrace the new culture including learning Danish. As we prepared to move our lives to Copenhagen, we downloaded language learning apps to learn Danish language basics. Is Danish hard to learn? Yes, and a lot of this is because of Danish pronunciation. Still, when we arrived in Denmark, everyone pointed us towards enrolling in Copenhagen Danish courses. It was free to enroll and the best way to really start speaking Danish. We made a lot of friends in our class but after completing the first module, we stopped taking lessons. It was a huge time commitment and we had other activities we wanted to pursue. We also realized that things could go off the rails when learning Danish got political. That political reason that caused us to stop taking Danish lessons  is the Dansk Folkeparti. Continue reading “Learning Danish Got Political With the Dansk Folkeparti”