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Adventures in Europe

Music and Mountains in Mostviertel, Austria

· by · Monkeys and mountains is a common (and one of my favorite themes) on this blog, but music and mountains? This would be a first! This past weekend I attended the Wanderbare Gipfelklaenge which translate roughly to Hiking to the Sounds of the Mountains in Mostviertel, Austria.

How to Live and Eat Like a Local in Mostviertel Austria

· by · Going local in Mostviertel, Lower Austria involves staying in speciality hotel rooms, eating scrumptious desserts and drinking Schnapps. Ready? Much to my surprise J.P. (my German husband) even learned a thing or two which fascinated me. (I'm obsessed with asking every Austrian and German I meet about the differences between Austria and Germany.)

Isle of Aix: The Ultimate R&R Getaway

· by · The Isle of Aix ( Île d'Aix in French) is just a short ferry ride from Fouras, on the west coast of France, but worlds away. It's a small island with only 200 inhabitants but a popular day trip with tourists during the summer months.

Besalu, Catalonia: A Photojourney

· by · You may not have heard of Besalú. I hadn't until a few weeks ago. It's a small town located in the northern region of Catalonia with just over 2300 inhabitants.

Winchester, England: The Top Things to See and Do | Travel Blog

· by · Although I had never heard of Winchester until recently, after spending 2 days there I'm convinced that Winchester should be on every visitor to England's agenda. Winchester is a historic city dating back to pre-Roman times and is only an hour southwest of London.

Atlantic Wall: The #1 Attraction in Ostend

Confession #1: I'm not really a museum person. Confession #2: I'm definitely not a military museum person. So no one was more surprised than me when I actually really enjoyed my visit to the Atlantic Wall in Ostend, Belgium! The Atlantic Wall is ranked the #1 attraction of Things to Do in Ostend on

What It's Really Like to Do a Via Ferrata in Spain and What You Need to Know

Ever wondered what it's really like to do a via ferrata in Spain? And what you need to know if you're considering doing one? 

Best Things to Do in Courmayeur Italy In Summer and Winter

You'll find lots of things to do in Courmayeur, Italy from hiking to heliskiing to swimming in the highest swimming pool in Europe. And the food...It makes a great rest day as well if you're hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc.

10 Best Things to Do in Geneva, Switzerland, When You Only Have a Day

The top 10 things to do in Geneva, Switzerland when you only have 1 day. Hint: you'll definitely want to visit Lake Geneva. Bring your swimsuit! If you're hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc, Geneva is the closest airport. It's worth spending a day here if you have the time.