I am an American who was lucky enough to spend about half of my formative childhood years living in Europe and traveling extensively throughout the gorgeous continent. I’ve been able to return to Europe regularly since then, both for work and for pleasure. If you’re one of the 12 million Americans who is headed to […]

High in the hills of Buda sits the Sándor Palace, the home of the Hungarian President. It sits directly north of Buda Castle, the former residence of the kings and governors of Hungary.  Completed in 1806, the palace was badly bombed during World War II and remained in ruin until the Revolution of 1989 when the […]

The Danish word smørrebrød loosely translates to “butter and bread” and is a classic sandwich in Denmark.  A thick slice of sour dough rye bread is spread with butter, topped with a protein (usually meat or fish), and then finished off with visually appealing accents like fresh herbs or caviar. This beauty is the shrimp and egg smørrebrød at […]

Built in the 1600s, the Kastellet in Copenhagen is one of the best preserved fortresses in Northern Europe.  Over the years it helped Denmark deal with invaders from England and Germany, but today it is primarily a pubic park and historic site.  This is a view of the King’s Gate, which faces the city of Copenhagen. […]

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” ~ Henry David Thoreau A Danish boy fishes in the waters surrounding the Kastellet in Copenhagen, Denmark.