Regitse Rosenvinge is a luxury travel blogger from Copenhagen Denmark. With a focus on wellbeing, lifestyle and travel, there is a lot of information you can get from her website. Regitse brings readers in with wonderful stories of her adventures around the globe. She is knowledgeable and passionate about the world around her which will keep you coming back for more. Although she is Danish, she writes in English for the benefit of her readers! Thank you Regitse for taking part in our first interview series!
You are from Denmark, what is your favourite part of living there?
Even though I have lived in several countries and still miss that from time to time, I would never be able to let go of my roots in Denmark. It is a small country of approximately 5 million inhabitants and that really reflects on the people. I love that people take their time to talk and have a cup of coffee together – at least in the province! In Copenhagen it is a bit different, but there is still a feeling of ‘hygge’ – a word, which simply cannot be translated into any language. It means something like ‘cosy’ or ‘to have a good time’ – something we are very good at. And it preferably includes something edible 😉 I also love nature here, and that it is possible to bicycle almost anywhere. It makes it easier when you live in the city.
You’ve lived in multiple countries so far. Where has been your favourite?
Switzerland was my home for 3 years and I still miss it. The nature itself is hard to beat – especially if you have lived on a mountaintop like I did for 6 months. The Alps are simply breathtaking both during summer and winter.
Do you see yourself moving to another country again in the future?
Definitely! There are still so many amazing countries and cities around the world that I need to see and explore further. And when I do I am sure I will fall in love with several of them!
What upcoming trips do you have planned?
Oh, many! Within the next couple of months I am going to Munich and the surrounding areas in Bavaria, and in February I am heading to California to visit Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas for the very first time! The rest will be announced on Thecopenhagentraveler.com at the end of the year.
What is your most important traveling trip to anyone who wants to travel?
In my book, preparation and openness is key to successful traveling. Making the proper reseach on the destination and local customs is so important, and being open towards other people and cultures makes the big difference in the end. One will come a long way with being friendly and polite.
What has been your worst experience while traveling?
I mostly have good memories from my times abroad, however, I recall one episode 5 years ago when I was traveling through Italy with a friend. The day before we were supposed to go home, a certain volcano erupted in Iceland, which caused delays and cancellations on both trains and planes. We had to sleep at Florence Central Station in order to catch a very early train in the morning, which was obviously overloaded with passengers. That is not one of my finest travel memories, even though I probably would not have been without the experience either.
What is your best travel memory?
There are so many. When I was a child and my family and I drove through Germany and France on holiday – I can still recall the spicy scents in the air and feel the warm breeze on my skin when I close my eyes. That is probably one of my first memories of traveling. Or that time when I signed the contract of my first apartment abroad, when I was paragliding from a Swiss mountain top covered in snow, sailing on Lake Como in Italy on a hot summer day or dining at a Michelin restaurant in the North Italian countryside. No, I cannot choose.
What was your first traveling experience?
That was probably when I traveled in Germany, France and Greece with my family. My first travel experience alone was when I went down to visit a friend in Southern France when I was 10.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a world traveler?
I would be a writer or work in the auction business. I wrote my first novel when I was 7 and writing is kind of my medicine. When I was 19 I got my first job in the auction business as a trainee in a valuation department. I love to surround myself with beautiful things and objects, which also has a history.
How did you learn about the wonderful world of blogging?
I launched my first blog – a beauty and wellness blog – in the summer of 2010. It became quite successful and I immediately knew that this type of media was for me! Blogging allows you to be creative and share your thoughts and ideas with people from all over the world, and that is very inspiring.
Favourite Country: I have several, but I really love Italy and Switzerland!
Favourite City: Rome, Vienna, Munich and New York.
Favourite Beach: Danish beaches in the summer.
Favourite Food: Thai and Indian.
Favourite Language: Italian.
Favourite Transportation: I love being on a train if it is clean and comfortable J But transportation by car is probably my favourite way of getting around.
Where can we follow you?
Website: The Copenhagen Traveler