Sunday, July 14, 2019

Tall Ships Are Sailing into Kenosha August 1-4, 2019

Tall Ships Are Sailing into Kenosha August 1-4, 2019

Kenosha Tall Ships Brings Graceful Tall Ships to Kenosha August 1-4, 2019 

**Disclosure: I did receive tickets to Kenosha Tall Ships to bring you information about this event as well as details of my experience. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Tall Ships will be sailing into harbor in Kenosha this August! Visit Kenosha from August 1-4 to enjoy Kenosha Tall Ships 2019 family friendly festival highlighting Kenosha's maritime heritage. Tall Ships haven't visited Kenosha for ten years so this is a splendid opportunity to visit these seven historic and quite majestic vessels! I have never attended a Tall Ship event before, so I pretty excited to see these graceful sea vessels on Lake Michigan! Each one is so incredibly beautiful:

Friday, July 12, 2019

Christiansborg Palace: A Castle and Her Ruins in Copenhagen

Christiansborg Palace: A Castle and Her Ruins in Copenhagen

Christiansborg Slot: Touring Danish Royal Reception Rooms and Castle Ruins

Christiansborg Palace presented us with a unique experience unexplored at Rosenborg and Amalienborg. Having burned down several times, Christiansborg rests upon several layers of ruins providing an intriguing crypt exploration! However, Christiansborg is also home to lavish reception rooms used by the Danish Royal Family today. So before we get to the crypt, we have to explore the palace:

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {River Fest, Irish Fest, Greek Fest, Fan Con, Cardboard Boat Regattas and More}

Comic and Pop Culture Fans Rejoice at FanCon! Image credit Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Comic and Pop Culture Fans Rejoice at FanCon! Image credit Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Chicago Suburban Family Fun July 12-14

The weekend is nearly here! There are some great events coming up this weekend including FanCon at Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Greek Fest, Irish Fest and much more! Of course, there is merry fun in Bristol too! Here are my picks this weekend:

**Please watch out for weather changes.**

Amalienborg Home to the Danish Royal Family

Amalienborg Home of the Danish Royal Family

Amalienborg Palace's Royal Experience:

Amalienborg is the home of the Danish royal family in Copenhagen and consists of four royal palaces set around a courtyard. Standing in the courtyard renders an immense experience absorbing the majesty of royalty.

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Round Tower in Copenhagen Offers History and Views of Landmarks


The Round Tower Provides Spectacular Views of Copenhagen Landmarks with History

Rundetaarn or The Round Tower in Copenhagen was constructed between 1637 and 1642 and served as an astronomical observatory. As the home of astronomer Tycho Brahe, progressing in astronomical research was important to the Danes. Thus, Christian IV had  the tower constructed to advance research.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Rosenborg Castle and King's Garden Dazzle Visitors Royally in Copenhagen


Rosenborg Castle and King's Garden Dazzle Visitors Royally in Copenhagen

Rosenborg Castle, Danish Crown Jewels and the King's Garden Dazzle in Copenhagen

Danish Crown Jewels, King's Garden and Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen infused a bit of the royal life into our adventure in Denmark. We visited several castles on our trip but Rosenborg stood out as a whole package including a castle full of priceless historic treasures, a stately garden and, of course, the Danish Crown Jewels. We were easily swept away.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Fourth of July Fun}

Chicago suburbs Fourth of July activities and festivities for July 4, 2019.

Chicago suburbs Fourth of July Weekend activities and festivities

Fourth of July in the Chicago Suburbs is a time of many festivals featuring carnivals, fireworks, food and more. Here are my picks for fun this weekend! Don't forget that Bristol Renaissance Faire starts this weekend plus hot air balloons in Lisle! **Be sure to watch the weather before going out.**

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Experiencing Copenhagen History and Architecture by Boat

Experiencing Copenhagen History and Architecture by Boat

Experiencing Copenhagen History and Architecture by Boat

Copenhagen is traversed by a network of canals, so admiring the city sailing through her canals is an ideal way to explore. During our visit to Copenhagen, we were so enamored with a boat tour of the city appreciating architecture and history that we savored two canal boat tours. In addition to absorbing the city while enjoying time on the water, we learned quite a bit from each of our tour guides.