Our brilliant Copenhagen boat tour with Hey Captain

If you've wandered or cycled around Copenhagen you will have noticed there's plenty of water around. Bridges and canals litter the Danish capital and from my own experience I can highly recommend taking the time to actually get out on the water and experience Copenhagen from a boat tour. Taking a … [Read more...]

Post-Denmark Thoughtful Travel Debrief – Episode 150 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Like all trips, my time in Denmark in May seems just so long ago now, but luckily I have a podcast that allows me to extend the joy of that trip by talking about it more now. Having reached the milestone of Episode 150, it seemed a good time to have a chat about how travelling intentionally … [Read more...]

Our 7 favourite things to do in Copenhagen

The last time I was in Copenhagen, I was nine years old: I clearly remembered visiting Tivoli, and seeing the (very) Little Mermaid, and not much else. This time, I returned with my very own nine-year-old and some really high expectations to love this city. And you know what? Copenhagen actually … [Read more...]

Being a Thoughtful Traveller in Denmark: Pre-Trip Thoughts – Episode 140 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I'm preparing this post from rural Denmark, a couple of weeks after I recorded this episode and just over halfway through my stay in this gorgeous part of Scandinavia. I've just re-listened to my thoughts about what I was expecting to learn about here and I'm so pleased to be able to say I've learnt … [Read more...]

Trip planning and research (with a nine-year-old) – the Thailand and Denmark example

Lots of people ask for trip planning advice. And many parents ask me for my tips for planning travel with kids. I always have plenty to say, but really, the different ways people plan, research and prepare for a trip vary as much as individual people vary. Nonetheless - I hope that putting my … [Read more...]

Tigers in Denmark … one day

My lovely friend I-Lyn recently returned from a trip to Denmark (amongst other delicious places) and as I looked (enviously) through her photos on Facebook, I came across one with a tiger passing in front of her car. Yes, go back and read that again, she was in Denmark, northern Europe, not on … [Read more...]

Happy places: Denmark, North Korea and Bhutan

Well, there's a title with three countries in you wouldn't expect to see together. This past week I've come across a couple of interesting pieces about happy countries. I've already spoken before about Bhutan's apparent happiness and that's still a country I'm keen on seeing, and I just came across … [Read more...]

25 years ago in Europe: Fun for kids in Tivoli, Copenhagen

As a child, I loved Copenhagen. And this is why: Tivoli. What I've just discovered is the second oldest amusement park in the world. If I remember rightly it was about to close for the winter when we arrived in Copenhagen, and I'm glad we were just in time. I wonder what it's like to visit Tivoli as … [Read more...]

25 years ago in Europe: Copenhagen sightseeing, can’t miss the Little Mermaid

My sister and I slightly unimpressed by the Copenhagen's mermaid The Little Mermaid is, apparently, a bit disappointing for some tourists. Like the Mona Lisa, she's a bit smaller than the hype built up around her.However, I'm pretty sure we were not that disappointed, or at least not as … [Read more...]