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...]