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Welcome to Robe Trotting

An above-average travel blog and expatriate resource guide designed by 2 American expats living in Copenhagen. We aim to inspire you to go abroad for a week or forever.

We are Derek and Mike – a couple of gay American expats who love to travel the world. Life abroad has been amazing, never dull and afforded us the opportunity to travel the world.

We want to inspire and equip you to see the world whether it’s for a vacation or to live. Look around and learn more about our travels, our life abroad and the differences between living in Europe and living in America. Use our travel resources to help yourself find your next adventure.

The world knows a lot about America, but Americans know very little about the rest of the world. Let’s change that.

Latest Posts

We love to write about travel and expat life. Take a look at our most recent posts.

When we write about travel you’ll see everything from tour reviews, travel hacks and tips, trip itineraries, city guides and our take on hot topics.

Our posts on expat life offer advice and anecdotes about living abroad. If you’re planning to move to another country or just want to know what it’s like, read on. We share our experiences and perspectives on all the ups and downs of expatriating. It’s not easy, but we learned a lot since moving to Copenhagen and now we live like locals.

Whatever we’re discussing we bring you our perspectives as a gay couple traveling and our lives as gay American expats.

Relaxing woman Why Americans Can't Hygge
Why Americans Can’t Hygge
Hygge is a Scandinavian concept we have gotten to know well since moving to Denmark. Hygge isn't natural to Americans
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Celebrating July 4th abroad
Celebrating July 4th Abroad
Celebrating July 4th abroad is, of course, very different than celebrating Independence Day in America. For American expats it's a
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6 best things to do in Budapest - Hungarian parliament building
6 things you have to do in Budapest
There are tons of reasons to visit the capital city of Budapest and here are 6 things you can't miss.
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Expat life begins: “Can you be in Copenhagen on Monday?”
Everyone has an origin story, here's the origin of how we ended up living in Copenhagen. Our expat life began
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“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

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