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Festive Forays

Talk of Christmas already?! Well, it is just 91 short days away. That's a mere 2184 hours to go before we all start gleefully ripping open our presents, over-indulging on the turkey (and possibly the bubbly) and falling asleep in front of the telly, paper crown on head and drooling on our Christmas jumpers. It's enough to make anyone feel fantastically festive, no?

The Many Faces of Copenhagen

Confession alert: I wish I was Danish. Having just returned from the land of blondes, bicycles and salted liquorice (don't ask), it's fair to say I now harbour something akin to evangelist sentiment towards this Scandinavian wonder-country. Oh yes, a long weekend in the capital, Copenhagen, is enough to convert anyone into a fervent believer in the Danish way. It's a city that prides itself on inclusivity, progression and quality, appealing to a vast array of travellers from families to couples, culture vultures to foodies and everything in between. And by way of conversion tactic, I'm going to take you on a whistle-stop tour of the many faces (and places) of Copenhagen…

Christmas Getaways: Time To Start Planning

Talk of Christmas already?!? Before you think we've gone all Argos on you, the majority of great festive season holiday spots do get booked up well in advance and as travel guardian angels we naturally only want the best for you. So, if the thought of doing one of Nigella's coke soaked hams (now, now) is not on the agenda this year then why not think about jetting off to pastures new? Whether you want to embrace yuletide traditions or get away from them, here's a little selection for you.

The Happiest Place in the World

Why does Denmark always top the 'happiest place in the world surveys'? A combination of cycling and summerhouses? The fame thrust upon them by Hamlet? My favourite answer is that they generally have very low expectations in life, so they're rarely disappointed. Regardless, there has been an 'upward trend' of happiness across the globe (well, at least in the 52 countries they researched) since 1981 according to the World Values Survey organisation. They attribute this burst of happiness to economic development, democratisation, and increasing social tolerance - but is this really a true measure of happiness?

Affordable Luxury Holidays

Didn't think it was possible to do a luxury holiday in an affordable price bracket? Think again. These are our favourite exclusive holidays that don't come at eyewateringly exclusive prices...

The Best Places to Get Lost and Try Something Different

From remote wildernesses to hectic metropolises, often one of the greatest experiences to have whilst travelling is to lose all sense of time and direction and get thoroughly caught up in your new surroundings. Enter one of our areas of expertise - unique holidays - and some of our absolute favourite places to get lost and try something different…

What to do in Copenhagen: Wondercool

For the entire month of February, the third ever cultural celebration of Wondercool hits the capital of cool: Copenhagen. A mash up of music, art, food, design, architecture and fashion sees both individual and many crossover events throughout the Scandinavian city.

In Honour of 'The Killing' in Denmark

With the third and final series of The Killing set to hit screens this weekend, all things Denmark are well and truly back. The first and second episode air on the evening of Saturday, 17 November on BBC Four, and are expected to draw hundreds of thousands of viewers. Therefore in honour of this joyous occasion, we have put together a blog on why you must visit Denmark!

Get Creative in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is undoubtedly one of the most eco-minded and creative cities in Northern Europe, and I was delighted by its many and surprising contrasts. It's not an overstatement to say that it offers everything - and the best thing about the city is that all the sights are within mere streets of each other.

Where To Go On Holiday To Escape Those Monday Blues

Today - the 23rd of January - is officially the most depressing day of the year, known colloquially as 'Blue Monday'. It's not surprising, considering that naked Christmas trees line our streets, we haven't been paid since the Christmas splurge and we're all on a diet. The solution? An exclusive escape, of course!

80 Senses: #6 - The concept of 'hygge' in Denmark

Difficult enough to pronounce, let alone define, 'hygge' is best experienced on a mid-winter trip to Copenhagen, and ideally in the run up to Christmas. You may not be able to put your finger on it, but hygge will be all around, in romantic candle-lit restaurants; in snug subterranean bars while enjoying a glass of Gløgg, the Danish version of mulled wine fortified with aquavit, cinnamon, cloves, raisins, and slivers of almonds; and most especially of all at the charming Tivoli Gardens Christmas funfair.

Once again thank you for your attentive & professional assistance with our last 2 holidays.

David

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