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Of course you could travel to Paris, Barcelona, or Rome, but tucked away beyond the big cities are some truly beautiful destinations. To get you started, here are some of our favorite hidden villages in Europe. Bornholm, Denmark photo credit: Steenbergs via photopin cc The island of Bornholm might not be a secret for Danes, but it’s new to many foreigners. It’s a popular summer getaway spot for locals, with a fantastic coastline, great opportunities for outdoor activities, and a rich history. You can also visit the tiny…

family skytte

As you already know, HomeExchange.com is a big fan of sharing…and we love to see what else our members are sharing besides their homes! We recently spoke with HomeExchange.com member Stine Skytte, founder of Resecond, a dress-sharing shop in Denmark. Name: Stine Skytte, Founder of Resecond Listing #:474791 I created Resecond because I wanted to see if it was possible to get people to give before they take. I know that there are not enough resources on the planet, but we can have it all if only we…

10 Free Cph EN

What’s better than having fun things to do? Having fun free things to do. Welcome to our blog series, 10 Free Things. Today we’re Scandinavia-bound with 10 fun and free things to do in Copenhagen. 1. Visit the National Museum Denmark’s National Museum has exhibitions ranging from the Stone Age all the way to Modern Danish History. The museum is located in the Prince’s Palace, built in the 1700s to house the Danish Crown Prince Frederik V and Princess Louise. Although its royal days have passed, the Great Hall is still…

Denmark Unlocked

Be in the know before you go! Our new series, “Unlocked” will help you live like a local at your next destination. First up: Denmark, courtesy of HomeExchange.com team member and Danish local, Anna. How to say hello Hej or Goddag How to say goodbye Farvel How to say thank you Tak Currency used Danish kroner (DKK) Favorite national foods For lunch: Smørrebrød – Danish open sandwiches, with fillings like roast beef, herring, fried fillet of fish, or shrimp. Always with trimmings. For an evening meal: Frikadeller –…

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From throwing televisions to wearing lucky underpants, there are some pretty interesting ways to celebrate the new year all around the world!