The reason to visit the Dolomites can be summed up in one sentence: it’s the ultimate alpine playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Jack and I recently spent 3 weeks in the Dolomites and we loved it so much. The whole region is one breath-taking panorama after another.
Puerto Bujaruelo (known as Port de Boucharo in French) is a mountain pass on France-Spain border. The path across this mountain pass has been in use since the Roman time, so that’s kind of cool. We chose this particular gate for the novelty of being able to say “We walked all the way to France!”
The spectacular Faja de Las Flores is one of the Pyrenees’ best hiking trails and yet one that sees few hikers. It’s long and it’s highly exposed. But the scenery? Whoa. It belongs in our Top 10 Hiking experiences for sure.
Spain Food Sherpas was one of the highlights of our time in Granada. Our Granada food tour sherpa took us to one of the oldest shops in Spain, a sampling of award-winning tapas, a sampling of a variety of Spain’s Iberan ham, and lunch at a local restaurant that looked as if it hadn’t changed since the early 1970s.
Guys, Switzerland is beautiful. Unbelievably beautiful. This wasn’t my first time in Switzerland but whoa – I forgot how just mind-numbingly gorgeous this country is.
We went to Switzerland this summer for a wedding (It was by a lake! Mountain casual dress code! I got to wear my hiking boots!).
All of my favorite food in Siracusa, Sicily and where to find them. Visiting Sicily is all about food, right? The fresh seafood and the creamy granitas I ate in Sicily were some of my favorite things I ate.
If you’re looking for an adventurous weekend getaway from Berlin, Saxon Switzerland is where you need to go. I mean this park has it all: a river to kayak in, hiking trails, via ferratas, scary climbs, and this being Europe – a castle.
2016 recap. The last time I attempted to write an end-of-year recap, it was May by the time I finished it and I scrapped the whole post.
Matka Canyon was one of the few things I really wanted to do while in Skopje. This limestone gorge is easily reachable by public transportation from downtown Skopje and a perfect day trip destination for nature lovers. The walls above the canyon offers hiking trails and climbing. In the summer it’s also possible to kayak the Treska river.
Skopje, Macedonia’s capital, is having an identity crisis. And this is what you get.
7 Rila Lakes is a popular daytrip from Sofia, Bulgaria. Bundle it with a visit to the famous Rila Monastery for a full day of culture and outdoor adventures.
As a couple consisting of a vegetarian (reluctant pescaterian when traveling) and a picky eater, food is always a challenge when we travel. Especially here in Bulgaria where meat features heavily in local cuisine. Everywhere I look, everyone is gorging on meat. Big pieces of meat. As in, what-animal-does-that-come-from big (on this trip I learned: pig knuckle is HUGE).