My Year Of Living Danishly: Moving To Copenhagen

Happier in Copenhagen?

In December of 2007, I moved from America’s happiest city to the world’s happiest nation. In case you missed it, a major news network cited Asheville, North Carolina as the happiest city in the United States — with Denmark taking honors as the world’s happiest country. I first visited Denmark in 2003, when assigned to… [Read More]

Palaces & Parks: Doable Day Excursions From St. Petersburg

Tour only the gardens to make the most of your time.

When your ship arrives in St. Petersburg, you’ll typically have 48 hours to explore this great city. How to make the most of your time? Spend one day exploring inside the city (see the Avid Cruiser’s guide to exploring the City of St. Petersburg). The next day, get outside the city to explore some of… [Read More]

Copenhagen Hotels: Hilton Copenhagen Airport


Editor’s Choice: Most Convenient To The Airport Editor’s Note: Whenever I have an early-morning flight from Copenhagen, I book myself at the Hilton Copenhagen Airport. The hotel is connected to the airport, making it extremely convenient, to get from the hotel to the check-in desk. Hilton Copenhagen Airport also sits in a transportation hub. From… [Read More]

Copenhagen Hotels: Skovshoved Hotel


Editor’s Choice: Best ‘Away From Town’ Hotel Facts: Four miles north of Copenhagen and 100 yards from the sea, Skovshoved Hotel is a lovely three-story hotel set in a charming former fishing village. Rated one of the world’s top 50 hottest hotels (by Condé Nast), Skovshoved Hotel is decorated in a light and simple Scandinavian style… [Read More]

Cruising The Baltic’s Amber Coast

CHANCES ARE YOU MAY NEVER HAVE HEARD OF KLAIPEDA. That’s because Lithuania’s oldest city was closed to tourists until Soviet occupation ended in 1990. Since then, Klaipeda has been quickly modernizing — all while keeping its heritage and beauty intact. Klaipeda is an up-and-coming, quaint and charming seaside city that presents opportunities to explore cultural,… [Read More]

Lessons In Dental Hygiene And Copenhagen’s Airport Bomb Threat

Yesterday’s bomb threat at Copenhagen International Airport reportedly was caused by an electric toothbrush that was inadvertently activated inside of luggage left unattended at the train station directly beneath the airport. To the person responsible or to anyone traveling with an electric toothbrush, may I recommend toothbrush travel cases for your next trip?

Bomb Threat At Copenhagen Airport

A reported bomb threat at Copenhagen’s International Airport has stopped trains traveling to the airport. I am on one of those trains, and we’ve stopped one stop shy of the airport (at Tarnby). All trains to the airport have been cancelled until further notice. A flight attendant headed to the airport on my train said… [Read More]