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A Chimney Rock Essay

A Chimney Rock Essay

One of my goals for this year was to take a continued education class, and I waited until I was ten months in to finally get started on that goal.  I decided to take a creative non-fiction writing class online through Gotham Writers Workshop, which also has classes in real life in New York.  One of our first assignments was to write a memoir -style essay about a crosswords we had to face.  I took that literally and wrote about…

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Solo Trip Snapshots

Solo Trip Snapshots

It has officially been a year since my solo trip to Iceland and Copenhagen, Denmark, and I’m still in awe of the scenery in both countries.  This trip meant a lot to me, as it was the longest I had ever taken by myself.  I think it might be cliche to say that I learned a lot about myself on this trip, that it was life changing, but I’ll say it anyways.  It would be hard not to visit two…

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Top Five Friday #18

Top Five Friday #18

Favorite Travel Memories This year my travel plans are lacking, because, well… because of a multitude of reasons.  Mostly budgetary, but also because I started a new job with an unpredictable schedule and no vacation days quite yet.  This has me looking to past trips and trying to live vicariously through travel memories.  Appreciating all the places you’ve been is a huge part of travel, and I don’t think we do it enough.  We, the collective we as travelers, seem…

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A Note on Solo Trips

A Note on Solo Trips

I love taking solo trips.  I think they are great for the spirit and can lead to adventures that maybe would not have been possible when traveling in a group.  That being said, I have personally experienced a slight downside to solo travel.  There’s a certain guilt that can arise when you travel alone that starts when something doesn’t go exactly how you planned and continues on through each misstep or change in itinerary. When I took my solo trip…

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Copenhagen Card: Worth It or Not?

Copenhagen Card: Worth It or Not?

On my recent trip to Copenhagen, I decided to invest in the Copenhagen Card, a city pass that included many attractions and museums.  In my original planning for the trip, I thought the card would be an invaluable asset to exploring the city.  Plus, the fact that it might save me some money on this tightly budgeted adventure didn’t hurt! In addition to covering the entry fee for many museums, tours and palaces, the Copenhagen Card also works as a…

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Last Night in Copenhagen

Last Night in Copenhagen

My last night in Copenhagen encompassed everything that I loved about this beautiful city.  I visited one of the historic palaces, strolled down the main shopping street, had the best meal of my whole trip, and spent my last couple of krones on a glass of wine enjoyed al fresco. After a delightful lunch at Atelier September, I walked over to Christianborg Palace via the Royal Library Gardens.  The library it’s surrounding gardens were gorgeous, but also swarmed with kids…

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In & Around Nyhavn, Copenhagen

In & Around Nyhavn, Copenhagen

On my last day in Copenhagen, I started off bright and early to stuff as much in as possible.  It seemed like it was only me and the street washers out as I wandered around the city.  It was the perfect time to take photos, with the lack of crowds and the misty morning sunshine. I decided to head to Nyhavn to have breakfast by the water.  Boats were tied up along the canal, their sails still down from the…

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Evening Adventures in Copenhagen

Evening Adventures in Copenhagen

Torvhallerne in Copenhagen is an outdoor and indoor market that sells everything from homemade beauty products to candy to full meals.  I decided to head there for dinner from the SMK National Gallery to try one of the famed Danish open faced sandwiches, the Smørrebrød. I chose a roast beef one from Hallernes Smørrebrød and went to sit outside in the sunshine to enjoy it.  The sandwich had red onions, pickled cauliflower, and pickle pickles on top and it was…

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Exploring the Norrebro Neighborhood

Exploring the Norrebro Neighborhood

I had read that the Norrebro Neighborhood was a fun, hip place to explore so I headed there on my second morning in Copenhagen.  I took the 6A bus from downtown, which only took about fifteen minutes.  When I got off at the stop that Google Maps had instructed me to, I was a little confused.  There was nothing around.  No shops, no cute cafes, just warehouses and residences. I popped into a coffee shop for a latte and to…

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Christiania + Tivoli Gardens

Christiania + Tivoli Gardens

Christiania and Tivoli Gardens are two of the better known attractions in Copenhagen, but could not be more different.  I visited them both on my first day in Copenhagen, and they both left significant impressions on me.  I walked to Christiania from Paper Island, which took about twenty-five minutes.  For a moment, I thought maybe I’d missed it.  It’s kind of a hard place to find, but then you notice the painted buildings and the small market stalls and the…

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