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Five Short Lofoten Hikes for Great Mountain Top Views

Lofoten hikes: conquering Heia, Henningsvaer

Lofoten, if any, is a spectacular nature destination. It’s super scenic wherever you go, and the sea, sun and weather changes make it all look just magic.  Yet, for the best views of the islands you should get somewhere higher. But how? Just head to one of the many trails winding to mountain tops – most of which, however, are ...

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Norway by Motorhome: Lofoten, Senja & Tromsø

Hamnøy, spectacular drive through the Lofoten islands

For years we had been talking about traveling Norway by motorhome. Then came the summer of 2020 when flying on vacation was out of the question. We couldn’t wait any longer, we bought a motorhome and off we went, to the arctic islands of Norway! We traveled the long way to Lofoten, Senja and Tromsø, to follow marked routes to ...

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The Arctic Lapland Spring: Snowdrifts and Sunlight

Arctic Lapland spring: on the fell top, Ylläs, Lapland

We will show you the sunny, shining early spring of Lapland. In April Lapland bathes in light and the masses of snow make it sparkle even more. The bright sunshine, long days and mild temperatures make the arctic Lapland spring the total opposite of the dark winter time. March and April are the ideal months for skiing on Lapland’s snowy ...

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Berlin’s Top Ten Sights: Walking and Subway Itinerary

Brandenburger Tor

The German capital, if any, is the perfect year-round destination, and a perfect place for a city hike. We put on our hiking shoes and spent some sunny winter days exploring Berlin’s Top Ten sights. We did most of it on foot, and took the subway only where the distances were too long to walk. This post will explain our ...

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Ostrobothnia Road Trip in a Motorhome

Ostrobothnia road trip, Kauhajoki

For us, like for many others, this year was a year of domestic travel. We have been using our motorhome for short trips, spring, summer and autumn. One of the highlights was the Ostrobothnia road trip we took in early summer. The main reason was to meet family, and in addition we enjoyed what the region offers.  Ostrobothnia road trip ...

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2020: The Year of Motorhome Travel!

To travel is to live

In 2020 it changed. No city breaks in Europe, no meetings on distant continents. Domestic travel is what matters, and staying safe. That’s where the idea of motorhome travel suddenly came up. One morning we woke up with the idea. This summer we will buy a campervan and start exploring our home country in it. We want our vehicle to ...

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Emilia Romagna: Looking for Italy’s Prettiest Villages

Brisighella, one of Italy's prettiest villages

In Italy they say that all roads lead to Rome. My roads in Italy, however, lead to old villages that exist in all corners. At least I always find myself looking for Italy’s prettiest villages, every time I travel through the country. Italian villages are found on mountaintops, on the plains and by the sea. Historic medieval villages, well taken ...

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Tallinn Old Town, Estonia’s Medieval Fairytale City

Tallinn Old Town from Toompea Hill

Did you know that the Estonian capital is a fairytale city with hundreds of years of history and traditions? The thick walls surrounding Tallinn Old Town have seen many different rulers but always protected the city and helped to retain it as it was.  I spent a winter weekend in the UNESCO listed Old Town of Tallinn, strolling its cobbled ...

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Wicklow Mountains Scenic Drive from Dublin

Glendalough St. Kevin's Church and round stone tower

The Wicklow Mountains scenic drive is one of the top itineraries of Ireland. What you will see is heather slopes, vast plains and rugged wilderness, combined with fine Celtic stone constructions. We wanted to see these mountains, hired a car and set off from Dublin airport.  Even when there is a good choice of bus tours from Dublin city we ...

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River Cruising through Belgium and the Netherlands

Magnifique III hotel barge in Antwerp

River cruising is a great alternative to touring the world on huge ocean vessels. Small ships carrying only 20 to 40 passengers offer a more authentic, individual travel experience. Cruising along inland waterways you only travel short distances a day and dock frequently to learn about the country. What you will see is small-scale sights, medieval towns and open countryside. ...

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