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Culture Clash: How Michelle Obama Annoyed One of the Happiest Countries on Earth

Michelle Obama visited Copenhagen Denmark on her book tour and left the Danish audience wanting more. The letdown could have been avoided if there was more cultural understanding of Denmark on the part of Mrs. Obama.

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Why I Flew Home for the Super Bowl

For simplicity – when I use the word “football” below I am referring to American football. If I use the word “soccer” I am referring to European football. I realize this is incredibly American-centric, but I’m American this is written in my voice. Yes, I really did spend 10 hours flying 4800 miles (7725 kilometers) […]

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20 Questions About Copenhagen to Celebrate 850 Years

We get asked a lot of questions about life in Copenhagen. Here’s 20 answers to the most common.

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A Back to School Laugh

Share with a Teacher – they need a laugh right now It’s back to school time and this one is for all of my former colleagues and teacher friends. Have a great year!

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Expat Life – Leaving Loved Ones Behind

When I was young, my aunt moved to California from Philadelphia. I didn’t really comprehend what that meant, I just knew that she wasn’t around as much and missed things that I wish I could have shared with her – birthdays, soccer games and even some holidays. As I was planning to move to Copenhagen […]

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How to Embrace Minimalism

Decluttering our life. Cleaning out our basement. Organizing our closets. Embracing Minimalism.

When Mike and I decided to accept an expat assignment in Denmark and move our lives overseas we were ready for some incredible experiences. One we did not expect but have quickly embraced is minimalism. When we moved, we were of course worried about what we were going to do with all of our stuff. […]

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Expat Life 4 Months In – Advice for the Early Stage of Expatriating

Expat Life - Advice for the early stage of expatriating

This week marked four months since I arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark to reunite with my partner, Mike and begin our journey as American expats. I was also featured on an awesome blog, Young American Expat, where they asked me to talk about my experience and provide advice. I decided to reflect a little deeper on […]

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Why Americans Can’t Hygge

Last month the Oxford Dictionary added over 600 new words and phrases to the English dictionary. These quarterly updates never really catch my attention – the last word I remember being added was “bootylicious” in 2004. However, in this latest helping of nomenclature, Oxford threw in a Danish word that I recently added to my vocabulary […]

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“Celebrating” July 4th Abroad

There was a time when I would joke that people shouldn’t celebrate Independence Day outside of the original 13 colonies. I grew up outside of Philadelphia, the birthplace of America, so July 4th always had a high degree of importance. In Copenhagen, Denmark July 4th is just “Tuesday” and as you can imagine, not observed. […]

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“Can you be in Copenhagen on Monday?”

“Can you be in Copenhagen on Monday?” – that was how this whole adventure started back in November 2016 when Mike was asked to go to Denmark for a business trip on almost zero notice. After being briefed on the trip, he called me that Friday afternoon to ensure we didn’t have anything else going […]

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