Travel plans taking shape…

Travel plans taking shape…

A really quick update from me today because I’ve been crazy busy – but I promise there’s some great stuff coming up in the next weeks; most of it food-related, of course!

I’ve finally visited WestMarket, the new food market in Vesterbro, and I have to say, it looks really promising! They have a super interesting selection of food stalls already, including Caribbean, Ugandan, and Bolivian specialties, and there are a few spots under construction right now that I’m sure will be filled with even more delicious options soon. But more to come on that!

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I’m also going to let you in on a really well-kept secret – if you’re into Portuguese “pasteis de nata“, you’ll want to keep your eyes open for that as well…

Pasteis de nata in Copenhagen

But I just thought I’d follow up on a plan that I’ve written about before: our road trip through the Historic South! This year, it’s finally happening – the flights are booked, the rental car is reserved, and I’ve even booked us some hotels along the way already, just to be sure.

The plan is as follows: we’ll start out in London, where we’ll watch the NFL game of my New Orleans Saints vs. the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium. From London, we’ll hop on a flight to Washington, D.C., where we’ll spend a day or two before picking up the rental car. The following two weeks, we’ll drive through the Historic Southern states, including stops in Charlottesville, Charlotte, Charleston, Savannah, Atlanta, Pensacola, and Mobile Bay, before arriving in New Orleans, where we’ll return the car and spend another five or six days before hopping on a flight back home.

I can’t even begin to describe how much I’m itching to go back to New Orleans – it’s been over six years since I lived there, and I miss it all the time. I’ve been trying to locate my photos from that time, but between several laptop updates and multiple external hard drives, I can’t seem to find them at the moment. Bummer!

I’ve already done a ton of research on the most charming little Southern towns, the best places to eat barbecue, seafood, cheesy grits, biscuits and gravy, and other local specialties. We’re going to visit Millford Plantation, taste wines around Charlottesville, drive the scenic Skyline Drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley, and visit the seaside towns along the Carolina and Georgia coasts.

Here’s some visual inspiration:

If you want to follow along on Pinterest, here’s my dedicated road trip board:

But I’m still looking for more inside tips, so if you have any suggestions or well-kept secret spots to visit, let me know!

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10 thoughts on “Travel plans taking shape…”

  • Hey Laura,
    Your southern US road trip sounds fab. I just got home to Virginia last week after living in CPH for a year. (Roanoke – halfway between Charlottesville and Charlotte.) Would love to have y’all crash at the house if dates and itineraries align. Ping me!

    • Hi Frances, that’s so sweet of you to offer! We’re still planning out the details of the trip – I’ll let you know when we have a bit more clarity :) Hope you enjoyed your time in Copenhagen!

  • Sounds wonderful! As an American these are places I have never been but of great historical importance! Keep us posted of your journey 😊 Coincidentally I just happen to be in Denmark now!

    • Hi Valerie, yes, we’re also planning to go to a couple of Civil War sites and plantations while we’re there. The South has such a rich and interesting history. I hope you’re enjoying your time in Denmark! :)

  • I know I’m late to the party “Y’all”( Virginian living in Copenhagen here! ) but if you weren’t already planning it- make sure to stop in Asheville, NC on your way from VA to Charlotte. Asheville is my favorite city in the US- heck I would even skip Charlotte just to spend more time in Asheville. :) It has the most breweries per capita in the US, has a great food scene, with a focus on “local”, and a thriving arts scene- and its right off of Skyline Drive!

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