Tag archives for Copenhagen

Traveler contributing photographers Cotton Coulson and Sisse Brimberg have been part of the National Geographic family for years. Most recently, the husband-and-wife duo photographed “Danish Modern,” which ran in the magazine’s November 2013 issue. Here’s a brief look at the creative couple and their singular view of the world.

In a city where more than half the residents commute by bike, cycling is a way to feel like a local. But before joining the estimated 40,000 cyclists who cross Queen Louise’s Bridge each day, review a few rules of the road. (And find out where you should stay and eat while you’re there, too.)

The first official day of summer is on Friday (for the northern half of the world, at least), so we thought we’d kick it off right: with a special edition of I Heart My City.

Want to explore local culture in a new way on your next trip? Sign up for a cooking class. Here are our recommendations for ten of the best culinary workshops in the world, from National Geographic’s new coffee-table-worthy book, World’s Best Travel Experiences.

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups. Photograph courtesy Darren Vaughan, My Shot.

When Berit Bonde isn’t studying for her master’s degree or working part time in the travel industry, you can find her exploring new places, whether it involves going around the world or just around the corner. Her restless spirit has her moving to Bangkok for half a year, but this Dane says she’ll always return to Copenhagen, where her heart resides. Here are Berit’s recommendations for her beloved capital city.

Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #ngtradar. Check back in the morning for our daily roundup.

When traveling in Brazil, leave the cash in your pocket. Tips are not expected from travelers, but an automatic 10 percent service charge is typically added to restaurant bills. Get more tips on tipping abroad with this handy infographic from Mint.com.  [Mint.com] Spotted: great brunch locations in Copenhagen, including places to order the city’s famous…

The ever-so-eloquent Wade Davis, the anthropologist, ethnobotanist, filmmaker, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, is in Copenhagen this week, roaming the streets, speaking with experts, and taking in the exhibits on display throughout the city while the United Nations COP15 meetings on climate change are underway. He’s been putting together a fabulous blog of video and interview…

A Taste of Scandinavia

When National Geographic Mission Projects Editor Hannah Bloch commented on a recent post about bacon-wrapped hotdogs she found in Copenhagen, we asked her to elaborate, and she provided a veritable buffet of Scandinavian treats. Food is always a central part of my travels, but even by my own gluttonous standards, Scandinavia took the cake. Or…

Today’s otherworldly image is from the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark, one of the city’s main gathering spots, where fairground rides, a 20-acre garden, a pantomime theater, and a range of restaurants and cafés can be found. It was shot by Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson for our 48 hours Copenhagen story in the current…

Hello, city lovers! Today we are heading to Copenhagen, where Alexandra Redisch tells us what not to miss in the Danish capital. Copenhagen is My City The first place I take a visitor from out of town is Tivoli Gardens (left), one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. When I crave cake and…

Our November/December issue is on its way to a newsstand or mailbox near you – and features our sixth annual Destinations Rated Survey. Conducted by the National Geographic Society’s Center for Sustainable Destinations, this year’s survey looked at how tourism is impacting some of the iconic places we first surveyed in 2003 and rated in…

Copenhagen: Serious About Cycling

Cycle Parade in Copenhagen from Copenhagenize on Vimeo. Copenhagen ranks as one of the world’s friendliest cities for cyclists, with 37 percent of residents in Greater Copenhagen using a bike daily. To encourage more residents to bike to work and school, the city plans to expand bike lanes farther into the suburbs. The city hopes…