Top 10 Sightseeing in Bremen: Past, present and future

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photo: Marina Aagaard and Henrik Elstrup Bremen? Town Hall and Roland Statue. UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yes. But much more than that. Fitness and wellness. Music and art. Architecture of all ages and state-of-the-art technology. The past meets the future in the present. Bremen? Beautiful old buildings, but also Airbus (with the Columbus Space module), Universum and the world's most productive …

Wellness adventure: Venice, Italy, a sight to see … a.s.a.p.

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Recently I went to Venice for the fourth time (#1 business, #2 romance, #3 holiday, #4 business and pleasure). Even though I have visited more than 400 cities, Venice – without a doubt – is the most amazing and fairytale-like city I have ever seen. I can recommend visiting this special city as soon …

Fitness wellness travel: Stavanger, Norway

By Marina Aagaard, MFE A small holiday is also a holiday. And a holiday facilitates recovery and performance; this means fitness. If there is no time for a real holiday, you can create your own look-alike (e.g. transform a work trip or an extended weekend). In this case a mini-cruise to Norway.Last weekend I took the super ferry …

Time travelling for body and mind: Riga, Latvia.

By Marina Aagaard, MFE On a very recent four-day trip to Riga, the capital and largest city of Latvia (696,600 inhabitants), a birthday present from my husband, I kept fit mainly by walking the streets for hours and hours; when you are interested in architecture and design, there is a lot to see in Riga, …

Baltic Cruise Highlight: Art and Architecture Mega Bling

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Baltic Cruise Day 6: Excursion Day Saint Petersburg In the DAILY cruise ship program it says "St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is often referred to as the 'Venice of the North' or 'Paris of the East', but its beauty is really a brand …

Cruise Visit Home Country: Baltic Cruise Stop Copenhagen

By Marina Aagaard Baltic Cruise Day 2: Excursion Day Copenhagen (København) First cruise stop is Copenhagen, Denmark. I could choose to stay on board – as a Dane, though from another part of the country, I have visited the capital on numerous occasions for business and pleasure – or go to shore. I chose the …

Cruise Holiday: A Baltic Cruise

By Marina Aagaard In order to answer the critical question "A Baltic Cruise, how cool is that?", I set out to test if it is too cold, clammy, contra-Caribbean-cruise-like to be cool ...  Baltic Cruise Day 1: Embarkation (Excursion) Day Kiel, Germany After a surprisingly smooth embarkation procedure, The DAILY program in the cabin says …