How to Incorporate Hygge in your Summer Travels

We caught up with one of our favorite Minnesota bloggers, Lizanne of Lizanne Lately, who has a love for adventure in Minnesota and beyond. Read below to see her 5 easy ways to add hygge to your summer travels.



Hygge - defined as the pleasure of simply being - having less, enjoying more, and remembering how important the act of simply living is. This year as many of us are choosing to travel again, we’re refocusing on what matters most and who we choose to spend out time with. As summer ramps up and our calendars fill up, hygge reminds us to slow down and savor the season. So whether you’re hopping on a plane or jumping into a car, make the most of your summer travels by incorporating hygge into your next trip!


Book a Hygge Destination or have a Hygge Staycation 

When planning your trip, consider what places will bring you the most hygge. Book a hotel in your hometown or a cozy cabin in the Northwoods. Try to aim for comfy and cozy amenities, like a fireplace, a view of the water, sauna or whirlpool, or a spa-like bathroom. Choosing places that help you live in the moment and unwind will set you in a hygge mood immediately!


Reconnect with Nature 

Getting a breath of fresh air and connecting with nature is crucial when incorporating hygge. Find a new bike path or hiking trail to explore and discover more! With the weather being so nice in the Summer, maximize your outdoor adventures during this time!


Bring Hygge with You 

When packing for your travels, bring along pieces from home that will set the mood and also have you feeling comfortable and relaxed during your time away. Bring a journal to not only document your travels, but to write down what you’re grateful for. It’s amazing what happens when you put pen to paper! Finally, pack a favorite scented candle, cozy socks, or warm slippers. Pairs from the Home & Away Collection are constantly being packed into my weekender bag!


Slow Down & Be Present

Traveling somewhere new is always exciting so naturally you might want to make a huge checklist of to do’s and must - sees. But traveling slowly makes you form a stronger connection with the places you visit. So while you’re traveling, pause to take it all in. Put down your phone and disconnect. Have a coffee break and just enjoy watching the beauty all around you.


Wake up Early

Catching the sunrise and waking up before everyone else has an immediate calming effect in my opinion. It’s a great way to start your day and sets the tone for the day ahead!