Travel Ritual #1: Early Mornings in Coffeeshops

It’s hard for me not to romanticize this ritual, because it’s one of the simple things in life that I enjoy the most. Especially while living in Paris; a city, I find most charming on weekend mornings, when the parisians (who make any other morning of the week feel stressful on the metro and elsewhere) are still in bed, and the only people in the streets are trash men, street sweepers and...

The Ironic Case of a Travel Writer Who Fears Flying

(Scroll ned for dansk) A year ago, in February 2016, I flew to Edinburgh to write a couple of travel features and see my friend Ollie. It was extremely stormy in the UK, so the descent caused me (and most people onboard, I’m sure) a very, very uncomfortable 20 minutes. I felt sick for two days after that. But I didn’t expect it to stay with me as it did. I’ve flown a...

So, What’s Next?

(Scroll ned for dansk) The first few weeks of January have been quiet. It always takes time to settle back into your everyday pace and “routine” after a much-needed christmas holiday. My most recent “trip” was to Kurhotel Skodsborg in December (not much of a “trip”, really) and I’m excited to get moving again! This weekend I’m going to Northern Jutland for a couple of days to write two travel features, staying in my family’s...

Confessions of an Introverted Traveler (Part 1)

(Scroll ned for dansk) I’m an introvert, and, at times, extremely socially -awkward and/or -anxious. When I was in high school I would sometimes return home after a party and cry my heart out because I felt “wrong”. I was exhausted from attempting that – seemingly effortless – social interaction that my fellow class mates mastered. I still struggle, but I’ve learned to tell myself that it’s OK to skip a party, and that it’s OK...