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On The Spetside Way Whiskey Trail In Scotland

A Dram Good Time: The Speyside Way Whiskey Tour

The Speyside Way Whiskey Tour – Scotland, September 4 to 14, 2019 by Nicola Ross “Let’s go on a hiking trip together sometime,” my friend Susan suggested. My response was immediate: “Where? When?” We decided on Scotland, a year hence. Meanwhile, I came across information about the Speyside Way Whiskey Tour, and since I didn’t care where in Scotland, and Susan is a single-malt-whiskey enthusiast, it was agreed. The only fly in the ointment was…

Aare Gorge

The Fabulous Aare Gorge Canyon Walk in Meiringen

The Aare Gorge canyon walk is another one of Switzerland's fabulous nature excursions. It's an easy, family-friendly experience that takes at most, a half day. Access is straight-forward from the town of Meiringen in the Bernese Oberland. (To get your bearings, Interlaken is just 25 minutes west by car.) The glacier fed Aare River - Switzerland's longest river - cuts through a narrow limestone gorge thousands of years in the making called the Aare Gorge.…

Views Of Lake Brienz From Brienzer Rothorn

The Brienzer Rothorn via a Scenic Trip by Steam Train

Visit Brienzer Rothorn, the highest mountain of the Emmental Alps in Switzerland via an outrageously scenic ride on the Brienz Rothorn steam train. You can of course hike up if you're feeling energetic - or down, but the train is a fun experience and a great way to enjoy the landscape. Sitting at an elevation of 2,350 metres, the Brienzer Rothorn enjoys superb views of Lake Brienz - the lake that lies directly east of…

Biking Adventures in Transylvania: Trails, Villages & Slow Life

“My revenge is just begun! And I spread it over centuries, and time is on my side!” You may recognise this line from Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula novel. And Dracula may be the only thing that comes to mind when thinking of Romania, right? In fact, there’s so much more to discover about this Eastern European destination. With low tourist numbers and few marketing campaigns to promote the country, no wonder people have no idea…

Highlights in 16 Photos of the Austrian Countryside

I'm home from a walking trip with Country Walkers, a tour company out of Vermont. The week-long trip started in Vienna and ended in Prague, with six of the seven days in the Czech Republic. Our first day involved an hour long shuttle to the starting point - Hollabrunn in Austria's beautiful wine country. For the next 10 kilometres (6 miles) we strolled through sleepy villages, past fields filled with seven foot high sunflowers and meandered down country…

5 Adventures in Europe You’ll Want to Do

These 5 adventures in Europe are ones you'll want to try.   But before you decide which of these great European adventures to try you have to get there. And flying from North America, especially Canada, as you all know is not inexpensive. For flights, hotels and even car rentals check out Skyscanner.  They offer some of the cheapest fares you'll find on the web to Europe from North America. They search over 1,200 airlines and…

Norway for the First Time Visitor

This guest post was written by my friend Sophie Redisch, a Norwegian writer and traveler, who blogs at Sophie's World. She provides an insider's perspective on where to visit in Norway if it's your first time to the country. Are you a first time visitor to Norway? Try to arrange your flights so that you fly in to Oslo and out from Bergen or Stavanger; easily done with several airlines, budget or other. Below is…

Eagle’s Path: A Spectacular Hike in the Polish Tatra Mountains

Eagle's Path is a spectacular hike. A tough one. And very rewarding. Eagle's Path - because that's the one I'm talking about - is probably one of the most famous hikes in the Polish Tatra Mountains. This mountain range is very small but very special not only to the Polish people but also for their southern neighbors - Slovakians - as it is located at their common border. Large parts of the national parks -…

The Top 10 on my Bucket List for Adventure & Travel

I'm already thinking a year out about what where I'd like to travel and what kind of adventure I'd like to have. I thought as I grew older the list might shorten but the more I read and more I want to discover. Here's the top 10 on my bucket list for adventure & travel. Iceland  Note: Visited in May 2016 Read: 25 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Iceland Iceland looks magical…

Slovenia – 8 Reasons to Visit

Little known Slovenia in Eastern Europe sits surrounded by four countries - Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. Its got a small section of coastline along the Adriatic Sea and half the country is under forest. But it's certainly not one of the countries on the main tourist trail. I went through Slovenia 25 plus years ago when it was part of Yugoslavia - and it looks like it merits more time than a quick train ride.…

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