FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Under $100: Copenhagen

by Josh Kraus

Sep 30, 2014

Tivoli Gardens © Haotian | Dreamstime

Europe

If you like comfort food with a delicious Danish twist, kick off the day at Grød, a café serving a dazzling array of porridges. Try a warm bowl with homemade caramel sauce, fresh apple and toasted almonds for just $6.

 

When you’re finished with breakfast, take a stroll along the Lakes, an idyllic route for bicyclists, joggers and casual pedestrians alike. The Lakes is actually a row of three rectangular lakes that cut through the city’s center, and the northern tip is only a few minutes’ walk from one of Copenhagen’s most famous attractions, the bronze statue of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. The statue sits atop a rock in Copenhagen Harbor, a seascape that will surely have you reaching for your camera.

 

Not far from the harbor is the legendary Freetown Christiania, a self-proclaimed anarchist community that operates under its own set of laws. (Think Vatican City, only with fewer basilicas and more psychedelic art installations and biker gangs). Although the description sounds disconcerting, Christiania is the fourth most popular tourist attraction in Copenhagen and not to be missed. Many visit the city just to walk Christiania’s twisting thoroughfares and experience the many wonders of this whimsical fringe.

 

For a hunger-quenching lunch, you can’t go wrong with the buffet at Dalle Valle, which, at only $14, will carry you through until evening. When you’ve had your fill of endless smoked salmon and potato frites, head over to the Tivoli Gardens for another plunge into the city’s surreal anatomy. Built in 1843, the Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park and pleasure garden with a timeless quality and fairy-tale charm. So far we’ve only spent $21, so the Gardens’ $17 entry fee should give no cause for concern, and once inside, you’ll find it was well worth the extra Krone.

 

It is entirely possible to spend the rest of the day touring the Gardens, but if you have time before dinner, check out the Kunsthal Charlottenborg museum, a stunning Danish palace housing some of Europe’s most compelling contemporary art. It’s a $10 entrance fee, putting us at a very respectable $48, so for dinner, we’re going big at Oliver and the Black Circus. This restaurant’s modest approach to fine cuisine is the perfect way to end your $100 day. Most of the entrees cost about $20, so order a glass of wine to celebrate your success.

 

#TrazeeTravel

Insta Feed
Food & Drink
Oct 19, 2021

Visiting Sweet Amalia Oyster Farm

Sweet Amalia Oyster Farm is a unique dining destination in Newfield, New Jersey. The aquaculture hand harvests its own oysters on site. In addition to delivering oysters to local restaurants, Sweet Amalia also operates a market and restaurant.

Find the Perfect Greek Island for You

With more than 6,000 islands total, with 227 inhabited, in Greece, the selection is overwhelming. Which one is perfect for your next vacation?

Top Trends
Oct 18, 2021

Visit Laredo, Texas, to Discover Haunted History

During the spooky season, fans of haunts and scares should visit Laredo, Texas, to discover the haunted heritage of the 266-year-old city. Visitors are able to embrace the story of La Llorona, witness apparitions of spirits walking through Laredo and the movement of objects in homes and buildings in the historic district. All these phenomena make for an uneasy stroll through the city’s oldest neighborhoods.

Top Trends
Oct 15, 2021

10 American Roller Coasters with the Biggest Drops

Roller coaster enthusiasts already know America offers a number of exciting thrill rides, and the car rental experts at StressFreeCarRental.com created a map of the roller coasters with the biggest drops across the country to make it even easier to map out a journey of adrenaline.

A Taste of Greece

Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.

Food & Drink
Oct 14, 2021

Boo(ze) for Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos is celebrated Nov. 1, to honor and celebrate remembered friends and family who have passed. Observers of this holiday create ofrendas, or altars, containing beverages, food, photos and memorabilia of the departed. For adults, offerings of tequila are placed upon graves as a salute to their time on earth. Give a toast to the continuation of life with these tequila offerings.