What to see and do in Kranjska Gora and around Slovenia

WHAT TO SEE & DO IN KRANJSKA GORA AND AROUND, Slovenia | hikes, sports & other activities, natural & cultural sights and more

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Kranjska Gora is a famous Slovenian ski resort, which is as popular in the winter time as it is in the summer. It´s a place I grew up visiting regularly and a place to which we return every year on our visit to Slovenia, since we live abroad. It´s great to get away from the city heat and to enjoy …

What to see and do in Harz national park in Germany

WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN HARZ NATIONAL PARK & AROUND, Germany | hiking, skiing, sightseeing and more

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Harz National Park is a wonderful nature reserve stretching over 2 German federal states, Lower Saxony (where we live) and Saxony-Anhalt. Over 90% of this area is covered with lush forests, including bogs, creeks, lakes, rivers, ice age granite rocks. The park is also part of the Natura 2000 network and is well known as the perfect place for hiking, …

MT. YASUR VOLCANO, Vanuatu | climbing an active volcano on Tanna island

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, HIKING, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS, SPECIAL EXPERIENCES, VANUATU 2 Comments

The ACTIVE VOLCANO Mt. YASUR on TANNA island was one of the main reasons why we eve considered visiting VANUATU. It is one of the most EASILY ACCESSIBLE active volcanoes in the world. And wouldn´t that be great if I could have this experience watching hot lava exploding from craters with Lu next to me? I was convinced. We had …

SAXON SWITZERLAND national park, Germany | 4 days trip to one of the best German parks close to Czech republic

Katja FAMILY TRAVELS, GERMANY, HIKING, SINGLE PARENT TRAVELS 12 Comments

In the beginning of May Lu and me decided to visit this park together with my parents who were just visiting from Slovenia. Getting out of the house, exploring something new and catching some fresh air was wonderful. After STOPPING IN DRESDEN FOR A DAY on the way to the park, we spent 2 nights in an apartment in a …

“WATTWANDERUNG”, Germany | mudflat hiking in the Wadden sea from Neßmersiel to Baltrum island in East Frisia

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Between continental Europe and the North Sea´s FRISIAN ISLANDS, located in Netherlands, Germany and Denmark lies the so-called “WATTENMEER” (Wadden Sea). This intertidal zone is on the UNESCO´s World Heritage List and it´s a favourite spot for a unique experience – walking to an island! Yes, you heard it right – when the tide is low, one can walk several …

TRIGLAV LAKES VALLEY, Slovenia | day hike from Bohinj

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Triglavska jezera valley is approximately 8km LONG ALPINE KARST VALLEY between BOHINJ and TRENTA, with lakes that occured in the hollows with watertight sediments. The other name for the valley is SEDMERA JEZERA VALLEY, which in translation means „the seven lakes valley“. Allthough in reality the number of lakes and ponds in the valley is actually higher. Some of the …