I can’t help but reminisce on my Denmark trip while I start thinking about all the places I want to go this year. Two years ago, I went to Denmark on a study abroad trip with an International Health & Neuroscience class at the College of Charleston. In Denmark, we studied a lot about their health care and got to get a first look at what it was like to live there. It was my first time out of the country and I had no idea what I was doing or what to even think about it. I was trying to keep up with the rest of the group, running in Paris’ airport trying not to miss our flight (like the family in Home Alone), when I thought “I love this”.
I love everything that traveling has to offer (except the crowds of people). I love the feeling you get when you finally make it to the airport and get to your gate and the few minutes you sit in the plane before takeoff wondering how the weather will be when you land. Going from sunny Charleston to snowy Denmark was quite a change! The class only had a few things planned for the week we were there, so we really got to explore the city! I loved the food they had and the views we saw. I mostly ate ham and cheese on a fresh baguette! They had a lot of beer, pastries, and meat! We climbed many towers to see the view of the city and even made it into Sweden for a day (pictured below)! I love seeing the highways that they had specifically for bike riders (cars aren’t popular in Denmark) and of course the gorgeous colored houses in Nyhavn! This reminded me a little bit of Charleston’s infamous Rainbow Row and I felt right at home. Denmark will always have a special spot in my heart.
I know I can count on at least two trips to New Hampshire this year! I will be in Nashville, TN the week of my birthday and I have already booked a trip to Mexico for one of my best friends bachelorette parties in May (shout out to you Nom’s), so after all the wedding festivities are over, maybe Dall and I can decide on something! Who knows what weekend trips we will decide to take as well!
Dallas and I want to try and plan a trip at least once a year, which is totally do-able with our job schedules!
This is our list of (big) places that we want to cover within the next few years (given Basil doesn’t break another leg and cost us one of our own…) :
- Arizona/Utah (the whole western side of the US basically)
- Paris, France
- Banff, Canada
- Italy (yes, the entire country)
- London, England