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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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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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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Azores: Days on São Miguel Island

The island of flowers To visit the Azores Island, has been on my bucket list forever. Islands have this magical attraction, of having the ocean, the mountains and the views all in a real compact area. In order to make the best of the travel days on the island, it is recommendable to stay some days in the east (Furnas) and some days in the west (Candelaria). Rhododendron Lantana Rhododendron Rhododendron…

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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: 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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Madeira: A pure nature island

Hike among the east coast Traveling to Madeira was always special, as the landing on the island is already a highlight. With the airport right next to the ocean, the landing curve is going over the cliffs of the east cape. This is every time around an experience. As the Covid-19 cases in all over Europe are rising, on the island extra measure were taken. Either way you bring a negative…

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Portugal: Resume after hiking 200 km in the North of Portugal

As in 2020 travel was upside down, I was on the search of hiking opportunities in Europe that were off the beaten paths. Portugal may not come first in mind when searching for this. The country is mainly known for it's amazing beaches at the Algave region. May some know the Fishermen's Trail (Rota Vicentina), which is still on my list but I wanted to leave it for our trip around…

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