France: In the beautiful Vosges (Haut-Rhin)

The Vosges are a range of low mountains in Eastern France, near its border with Germany. It is running in a north-northeast direction from the Burgundian Gate to the Börrstadt Basin. This time we visited the town of Fellering, which is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France Château du Wildenstein Vallée de la Thur View from the Château du Wildenstein Fellering is located in the…

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France: Hikes at the Doubs

The Doubs is a 453 km long river in eastern France which strays into western Switzerland. It rises near Mouthe in the western Jura mountains, at 946 m and its mouth is at Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, a village and commune in Saône-et-Loire at about 175 m above sea level. With that, it is the tenth-longest river in France. A long distance hiking trail runs along the river, on both side the France and…

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Germany: The historical Altmark

The Altmark is a historic region in Germany, in the northern third of Saxony-Anhalt and south part of Lower Saxony. In order to enjoy the region, we stayed at the Gartower See (Lower Saxony) and the Arendsee (Saxony-Anhalt). Both places have nice nature to offer. A lot of hiking and biking paths, as well as animal spotting. No matter if you bring your own bike or rent one in Gartow or…

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Croatia: Days at the Balkans

Croatia in my view is mainly popular in the summer (July and August) for beach days and sailing. In order to escape the crowds, Mai/June or September/October is a good time to visit. It is a perfect time for hiking, visiting the national parks or other outdoor activities. As I saw so many nice untouched nature of the Balkans I looked forward to that trip.Region around ZagvozdThe first stop after flying…

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Spain: On the trails in Andalusia

Andalusia or in Spanish Andalucía is the southernmost community in Spain. The territory is divided into eight provinces: Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga, and Seville. We visited a couple of them, but could spend more time there to explore this beautiful region that is full of hiking trails and historical history. Otívar Region Your first stop in Andalusia was Otívar. Otívar is a municipality in the Province of Granada.…

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Namibia: Tips

General Namibia is a country that is easy for self-driving. An important thing to know is that the majority of the roads are gravel - but an easy kind. Nothing compared to Iceland or Mongolia. Even that, it is highly recommended to rent a 4x4, the majority of the time it would not have been necessary. There only had been two times which really needed a 4x4. First in the Tiras…

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Namibia: A dream of sunsets

WindhoekAfter your night flight from Frankfurt, we started our journey in Namibia with a relaxing day at the pool in Windhoek. But before that, we go a bit of a fun before getting your rental car. Folks who returned to Namibia insisted of having 2 spare wheels instead of only 1. Many inspections detailed the whole process. We even had to change one wheel, as it had no profile anymore. In…

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Poland: Hikes in the Karkonosze National Park

Some destinations are not real bucket list dream destinations - at least what my list is concerned -, until you been there and find all the beauty in it. Visiting the Karkonosze National Park in Poland, was exactly like that. It is interesting that for some places we have a clear picture in our head and when we have been there we realize that it is completely wrong. But let me…

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Czech: A unexpected road trip

Kalište - stay in a tradition summer home We started our Czech road trip to a traditional Czech summer house in the area of Kalište. Simple living in the woods to relax and watching deer, that came real close to the house. Showering outside, with a nice outdoor shower. Sitting on the porch with a coffee, overseeing the nearby fields with sheep. Sometimes life is that simple and happy. Visitor at…

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Spain: Days in the Picos de Europa National Park

A couple of times we have flown over the Mountain Range of the Picos de Europa National Park in the Nord of Spain. As the mountain range looked really nice from above, we have been curious and locked up. The Picos are a mountain range extending for about 20 km and forming part of the Cantabrian Mountains in north of Spain. The range is situated in the Autonomous Communities of Asturias…

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