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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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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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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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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Portugal: Hiking the south (Rota Vicentina)

Algave Region (Hiking on The Historical Way) The Algave Region is mainly popular for its beautiful beaches and summer holidays. Which is calling for a lot of travelers. Nether less, the region has a lot of more to offer. Even that the majority of the Fishermen's trail is located in the Alentejo region - see below - some parts can be hiked at the Algave. This trails can be combined with…

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Madeira: An outdoor playground

With being to Madeira already two times, we know the popular touristic hikes. Which are stunning but also crowded. With having the pandemic still around, we wanted this time to explore the more unknown region of the north. Mainly around São Vicente and Boaventura, the places where we found nice AirB&B accommodations. In order to have the real local experience. Instead of staying in an impersonal hotel room. Boca das Voltas…

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Madeira: Never stop learning

This weekend we did a trip to Ponto do Pargo to do a hike at the Faja Grande. At the beginning of the hike was a small restaurant surrounded by its own garden. So far so unspectacular you might, would say. The interesting part was in the details, as the owner was taking the time to put a little sign in front of every plant to show what it is. I…

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Madeira: Just disconnect for a while

Levada do Norte Encumeada That 2020 was a crazy year, we can all agree on. Not many of us experiencing something comparable in your lives. It is interesting that in the beginning most of us thought this all will go away in a matter of a couple of months. Guess what we all been wrong. It is now over 10 months in quarantine, lockdown and a way different life as we…

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