Better than vacation? Combined active holiday and nature holiday!

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard Active holiday on Fehmarn? That is a "Yes" from me. Physical activity and nature.  As in Natura, an EU-funded initiative that promotes outdoor exercise and activities by the Baltic Sea. ...Friday. It's raining. No big surprise. The Danish summer weather has been exceptionally bad this year, with more rainfall than …

Cool Konditaget, Copenhagen: Go see architecture, go get excellent exercise

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard Open air play and exercise. On the rooftop of the parking garage in Nordhavn, the new harbor areas in Copenhagen.  All-time motivating area with lots of exercise options for children, adolescents and adults. The place is Konditaget (Exercise Roof) at Lüders P-House, Helsinkigade 30, 2150 Nordhavn. Amazing equipment (though a …

Forrest and field walk: Studstrup by Aarhus, Denmark

By Marina Aagaard, MFT An ordinary day walk in the countryside, just north of Aarhus, popular small European - second Danish - city. A look at the fields, trees and water.  07:30 am. Weather? Late summer; mild, moderate temperature and cloudy. The clouds are ever-changing, from bright and beautiful to gloomy grey. Only a short …

Nature Day in the Neighborhood: Nationalpark Mols Bjerge

By Marina Aagaard, MFT... Travelling? Sometimes you don't have to travel very far to have a great 'travelling' or sightseeing experience. Just leaving the local neighborhood and going a few miles down the road, can do the trick....This weekend we, husband, dog and I, went for a trip to the local national park, one of …

City Sightseeing: Streetart Festival, Aarhus, Denmark

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Streetart and Graffiti. Aarhus Streetart Festival. Free art exhition. Arranged by Aarhus Festival Week together with Galleri Grisk and We Make Space Architects. I Byparken (The City Park). Art touches your senses and can improve your health. Streetart can be planned, costly and elegant. Or spontaneous, cheap and ugly. Streetart, especially graffiti, …

Top 10 Sightseeing: Guide to Bremerhaven, Germany

By Marina Aagaard, MFT ---  An exciting destination: Bremerhaven, literally Bremens harbor. In northern Germany. At the eastern side of the Weser River mouth. A fairly 'young', medium-sized city with a massive port and an interesting harbour with the slogan: --- Meer Erleben Experience the ocean - and a wordplay - Experience more. The city was first founded …

To travel or not to travel? Boeing 777 Budget Trip!

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Friday night. Yes or no? A small trip. No time, not in budget. Surf the internet anyway. Find a same-weekend round-trip flight at a very reasonable price. Under 2 K DKK (under 280 EUR) for an out-of-Europe trip. And with a reputable airline at that. So hubby contacts friend at the destination; …

Visit Aarhus, Denmark: ARoS Art Museum

By Marina Aagaard, MFTFor health and wellness: Be touched. By art.Health and well-being is enhanced by experiences, and actually 'Culture on Prescription' is now an accepted Nordic health promotion method. Therefore, you may be able to upgrade your health through museum visits! The other day I visited Aarhus Kunstmuseum ARoS. While art moves your brain …

Hamburg, Germany: Miniatur Wunderland – train spotting

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Model trains? What have they to do with fitness and wellness? Quite a lot. Even if you know nothing about model trains, you will be in high spirits at the Miniatur Wunderland: Germany's most popular attraction ahead of Neuschwanstein castle! I have been in Hamburg countless times, but until this year …

A Club Hop City Walk in Amsterdam: From Nord to West to Zuid to Ost

Af Marina Aagaard, MFT Can you see Amsterdam by foot? Yes, you can. The evidence is clear. Must you see Amsterdam by foot? No, you can take a tram, bus, taxi or bike. Should you see Amsterdam by foot? Yes, sights are super and walking is healthy. It is morning. Air is cooler than yesterday …