Cape Verde travel guide: Sal, Santa Maria

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Cape Verde, Africa. An archipelago in the Atlantic. 10 islands with sun, sand, water and wind and vastly different nature. Green and brown volcanic islands with varied experiences. Here you will find practical tips and background knowledge of Cape Verde, an area that has come on the radar of a.o. Danish tourists. …

Happy New Year 2020

Happy New Year 2020 A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year to You and Yours With good health and joyous experiences home and abroad

Top 10 Mallorca Favourites

By Marina Aagaard, MFT 714 aircraft land daily in Palma de Mallorca; 26 million passengers a year;  13 million tourists to the island with something  for every taste. Including mine. Many Majorca travelers are attracted to guaranteed sunshine and hot weater - a Mediterranean climate with 300 days of sunshine a year - and the beautiful beaches. But is …

Top 10 Travel Destinations: Surprise. Inspiration

By Marina Aagaard, MFE . Would you guess at Andorra as number 1 destination? And France out of Top 10, in at 42nd place? No? Well, that's the way it is.  If you count the number of tourists per inhabitants ... Travel enthusiasts have a general idea about how the world's Top 10 destinations are roughly …

Dubai Insider Guide: Top 10 free sights to do

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard. ... Wish for luxury? Go to Dubai; a natural choice. Want special sightseeing? Visit Dubai at least once. Worried about travel expenses? Find Dubai on a Budget Insider Tips here.  ... The city of Dubai in the Emirate of Dubai is a top international tourist destination. Reason: Lots of sun, …

Visit Gibraltar: One day at the rock

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Gibraltar is a tiny peninsula, a British Territory with partial autonomy. The peninsula is located off southern Spain, the Iberian Peninsula. Gibraltar covers 6.8 km². The northern border of 1.2 km to Spain is the town of La Linea de la Conceptión... If you are in the area, a (day) trip here is …

Weekend fitness workout: Outdoor, Over the hill and OOTD

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Variety is a good thing. During the weekend when you have time off, there is more time and opportunity to do something different and different training. Our small journey this weekend - mission dog walk and exercise - goes to a place where we have never been before to see some Danish  "mountains" …

Sindbjerg and Stoubjerg: Hills and stairs on Sejs Hede, Silkeborg

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Friday. Holiday. Weekend trip. To the hills around Silkeborg.  The most famous one there is Himmelbjerget, but there other hills, too. First a quick map check. Then, Henrik, T-Rex and I, are off on a small journey, a 45 minute drive, to Sindbjerg and Stoubjerg. Two hills with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. From …

Fitness and Physical Activity: How to burn the most calories (table)

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Which exercise burns the most calories? A typical question along with: Can you lose weight by cleaning your house? There are formulas and calculators online, that allow you to calculate your  own numbers. Alternatively, have a look at this table. In 2004, the Harvard Heart newsletter contained a table of energy consumption for three …

Danish stairs: Outdoor fitness in Danish nature

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard Outdoor stairs in Denmark. With 100, 200 or 300 steps or more?  For outdoor walking, running or exercising. For nature lovers, nature fitness fans and stair running (vertical running) enthusiasts here a list of the highest stairs in the Danish landscape ... fairly flat as it …