Although many think that Denmark is pretty far up north, you usually have to be a little lucky to see the northern lights at this latitude. Often when the lights are on you can’t actually see them with the naked eye but only through a camera lens. Last weekend’s solar storm, however, was the biggest in over 10 years, so chances were great that we were going to see the lights. If you’re lucky, you can see such spectacular lights in Denmark. This image was taken by Jesper Grønne in Silkeborg, 2011 Since the lights weren’t visible from Viborg, we went to the Limfjord around Skive in hope that the darkness here would provide for better visibility. However, clouds pulling in from the West prevented

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As some of you may know, I recently soloed the Breithorn, which is the highest peak I’ve ever soloed as well as the first peak higher than 4000 m that I’ve ever climbed. It was a great experience and one that I will probably keep remembering throughout my life. However, despite the good experience, I am aware that the Breithorn is a high mountain and that, if the proper respect and attention was not paid, things could have turned out differently. That’s me on the summit of the Breithorn (4164 m) this summer :-) Soloing is a much disputed activity within the climbing community, which is understandable. Walking alone is associated with a higher degree of risk, that’s a fact. However, soloing can offer the

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Tourism Australia recently ran a very practical and helpful webinar “Promote your Business with Video”. Jess Desjardin and Chloe Knight-Gregson shared case studies of Australian Tourism Operators achieving amazing results by investing in video in the marketing of their businesses. You can watch the webinar replay here and read all webinar notes here. 1. Embrace Video Storytelling Video is not going anywhere! By 2019, 90% of internet bandwidth will be video. You are missing a huge opportunity to attract and convert more of your ideal customers into actual customers and visitors if you aren’t embracing video marketing. Don’t be held back by technology! While there are many awesome new technologies available to take video footage, such as Drones, DSLRs and GoPros, Jesse and Chloe reminded everyone they don’t have to use these

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Niels Bugges Cartoon Award 2017 took place this weekend, and I was lucky to get the chance to make the video artwork for the award. Great people to hang out with, and I was so excited to do the work. Have a look at the three winner videos below. Hopefully you will find it interesting. 1st prize winner – Pieter de Jaegher (Belgium) Niels Bugge’s Cartoon Award 2017 – 1st prize???????? Drukner du nogle gange i information? Mød Pieter alias Pedejee ???? Vinderen af første præmien ved Niels Bugges Cartoon Award 2017. Se videoen og hør hans forklaring på, hvorfor vi nogle gange føler os som figuren i hans tegning. ???????? Have you ever felt flooded with information? Meet Pieter alias Pedejee ???? The 1st

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Preikestolen (Pulpit rock) | 604 m | Lysefjord, Norway | 13-16 april, 2017 For this year’s Easter holidays my girlfriend and I decided to go have a look at the much notorious Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock, which is the name most english speaking folks know the peak by. It is one of Scandinavia’s as well as Northern Europe’s absolute top natural attractions. Sitting on the Western side of the Lysefjord it is in close proximity of one of Norways larger cities Stavanger (NOR), which is connected to the rest of the world by both airport and ferry, which makes it very accessible.  That’s me and my girlfriend Mie sitting on the edge of Preikestolen. It is “only” a 604 m drop behind us :p We decided

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One of the things I find most intriguing about travelling is to explore and getting to know new places. Every time I arrive at a new destination I wonder what history, storylines and characters have passed through here. Even with little knowledge beforehand, it is as if one can sense these stories. Indeed often we fantasize and make up our own stories, based on the specific feel and emotions a certain place might provide us with. At most destinations in the world it is possible to get to know the stories of a place – be it factual or fictitious – for instance by reading pamphlets or engaging in guided tours. But what I have come to realize and what recent trends are dictating, is

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The american based Outside Magazine have once again had their annual Travel Awards where new and adventurous destinations are put on the map. In their own words they call it ’42 new destinations we guarantee will change your life’. The best new trend has been identified as ‘Epic Bike rides’. As examples of places where this activity can be pursued they mention White Horse in the Yukon territory. Indeed North america offers some great an epic bike rides but perhaps the list could also include destinations such as the Munda Biddi Trail, Western Australia and/or the trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Besides pointing at Kununurra, Australia as best adventure hub and the Karakorum chain as best mountain destination they also point at Greenland as one of

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In the spring of 2013 I went to the Dutch Wadden sea island of Ameland to do some research for my study on Innovation in Northern european coastal tourism. I first heard about it in march where the mayor of the island visited Denmark, to tell about the ways, in which they are using events to promote the place and to provide tourists with memorable experiences. For instance, they are hosting the biggest Beach Rugby tournament in the world as well as having a Mountainbike race with more than 6000 participants, just to mention a few. When comparing that to the location and the size of the island + the fact that it is located within a world heritage site, I thought.. “that’s crazy”. I

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Although the mountains are not as high as those found in the Alps, Scandinavia offers some truly breathtaking mountain peaks and landscapes. I’ve collected some of the most outstanding peaks on this list. Stetind, Norway   Otertind, Norway Nalumasortoq mountain, Greenland Mount Thor, Baffin Island (Canada) Innerdalstårnet, Norway Lofoten mountains, Norway Kirkjufell, Iceland Ummannaq mountain, Greenland   Sermitsiaq, Greenland   Sunnmøre Alps, Norway   Helgeland mountains, Norway     Uranostind, Norway &nbsp

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You are now able to download my new song “Hearts” for free. Please feel free to do so and spread the love. I wish you a great summer. Cheers, Thomas. How to download: >Right-click on the picture >Click “Save link as” (it will automatically save it as an mp3 file) Sådan downloader du: >Højreklik på billedet >Klik “Gem link som” (filen gemmes automatisk som en mp3 fil)

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