Liz Beatty

Toronto-based writer, Liz Beatty is a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveler magazine. Follow her story on her personal website and on Twitter @elizabethbeatty.

Finding the Hygge on Denmark’s West Coast

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Ah, those inscrutable Danes—bold yet reserved, stylish yet unaffected, pragmatic yet mysterious in a steely Nordic way. Even their most cherished of holiday regions feels infused with bits of contradiction. We set off from Billund (the hometown of Lego—itself a genius paradox of simple design and wild creativity) on the Jutland Peninsula, then drive west toward the…

First Person: The 100th Tour de France

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It was no hardship to indulge my husband’s cycling fantasy with a pilgrimage to the Tour de France. (Who needs an excuse to return to France?) But what surprised me was how deeply our 100th Tour odyssey took us inside the two-wheeling French love affair.