Dreaming of Scandinavia

As I relax with my kitten on my sofa, I find myself reflecting on the 12 days of adventure and travel I’ve had. This opportunity has been such a great one, it exceeded all of my expectations and I loved every minute of my trip. I would have to say this was the perfect get…

The Knights of Underground Stockholm

Day 11: Stockholm, Sweden. My day in Pictures 11 am arrival to the Swedish Royal Palace for a tour! So gorgeous and grand!   1:15 pm changing of the Swedish Royal Guard outside of the palace. Gorgeous views in Old Town Stockholm on our walk to the train station. 3:15 pm ticket time for the…

Stockholm: Island Hopping and High Tea

As I was standing in the cutest little tea shop I’ve ever seen in Old Town Stockholm, I was debating if I should buy one of every kind or be realistic and just get a few. The Tea Centre of Stockholm has one tea in particular that they are very well known for called Soderblandning, which…

Viking Femurs & Whale Steak

Today was a very full and educational day for me here in the gorgeous Oslo, Norway! First thing we did this morning was go to the Nasjonalmuseet, or National Museum, which is an art museum right here in Oslo. The most exciting thing about the Nasjonalmuseet is that it is home to Edvard Munch’s “The…

Velkommen til Oslo

Velkommen til Oslo! Which translates directly to, Welcome to Oslo! As I write this, I have officially been in Oslo, Norway for 14 hours and I will admit, I love Oslo so much more than Copenhagen. The Norwegians are so nice and the city is cleaner, quieter, and I have a pretty great view of…

From Copenhagen to Cruise Ship

Today we got a chance to catch up on some sleep and do some last minute sight seeing in Copenhagen. The only two things planned was to go to Amelienborg Palace to watch the changing of the royal guard, and to make sure we boarded our cruise ship to Oslo at 4:30 pm. We took…

This is Not the Hogwarts Express…

Today I boarded my first Danish train and hopped aboard to the northern coast of Denmark, to Helsingor. I had really high hopes for the train. What pulled up at Grand Central Station in Copenhagen was not at all like the Hogwarts Express train I was expecting to come whisk me away to towards the…

Queens, Kings and Royal Things

Today I learned the significance of the Danish royal family and toured two of their nine castles, Rosenborg and Christiansborg, which are both in Copenhagen. What started off as a cold and rainy morning ended up turning into the best day I’ve had on the trip so far. Just learning about the royal family’s illustrious…

Smorrebrød & Kanel Snegle

I found myself standing in the extremely busy Torvehallerne at lunch time, staring at the most gorgeous display of smorrebrød, or open faced sandwiches. Smorrebrod is typically a piece of rye bread topped with lots of meat, vegetables, and a garnish. My choices were all so colorful in greens, yellows, browns, and vibrant purples, and…

Amalienborg

Amalienborg is the palace that the Danish Royal family, which is the oldest Monarchy in the world, lives in! According to a quick google search to the Danish Royal website Amalienborg’s biggest attraction is the Royal Guard, which changes everyday at noon. They march from their barracks in Gothersgade 100, which is by Rosenberg Castle,…

Welcome to København!

We just finished our first full day in Copenhagen, Denmark (København, Danmark) and I love it already! The city is a wonderful eclectic mix of old beautiful architecture and modern high rise buildings. We walked around the city for a few hours this afternoon and saw quite a few different things, but one thing I…

Emily’s Welcome Post

Hello all, and welcome to my first ever blog post! I am excited to be writing a travel blog for the next few weeks but I am even more excited to be traveling to Europe in 6 short days to go on my first overseas adventure!