Tolmin Gorge Slovenia

How to Visit Tolmin Gorge in Slovenia

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The Tolmin Gorge is one of many gorgeous places you can visit in Slovenia. Walk along the crystal clear Tolminka River, photograph the moss-covered canyons, and walk on a suspension bridge high above the gorge. What is Tolmin Gorge? Tolmin Gorge, also called Tolminska Korita, is a 1 km long gorge located on the southern end of Triglav National Park. …

Lofoten Islands Itinerary

10 Day Lofoten Islands and Northern Norway Itinerary

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The islands of northern Norway are the perfect destination if you enjoy hiking, scenic drives, and jaw-dropping landscapes. On this northern Norway itinerary, road trip from Tromsø down through Senja and the Vesteralen Islands, ending with several magical days in the Lofoten Islands. This is the type of trip where every day just seems to get better from the one before it. …

Lake Bled

8 Amazing Things to do in Lake Bled, Slovenia

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Lake Bled is one of the most picturesque spots to visit in Slovenia. This small lake has all of the ingredients for the perfect getaway…a castle perched high on a hillside, a pretty little island to visit, hiking trails, secluded swimming spots, and a fantastic sweet treat. Here are 8 of the best things to do in Lake Bled. The …

Where to Stay in Krakow

Where to Stay in Krakow – Best Hotels and Neighborhoods

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Trying to decide where to stay in Krakow? Krakow may look large and sprawling on a map, but many of the main tourist sites are located in and around the old town. The old town is the most popular area to stay in Krakow, simply because it is close to almost everything and a beautiful place to start and end …

Things to do Lofoten Islands

Top Ten Things To Do in the Lofoten Islands

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The Lofoten Islands are a wonderland of jagged mountains, beautiful fjords, and white sandy beaches. This is a spectacular part of Norway to explore, especially for those who love scenic drives, hiking, and being outdoors. If you are planning a trip to Norway, here are 10 awesome things to do in the Lofoten Islands. Best Things to do in the …

Slovak Paradise

How to Plan Your Visit to Slovak Paradise

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While researching what to do in the Slovakian Tatras, I stumbled across this cool little spot called Slovak Paradise. Located in Slovensky Raj National Park, this is a very unique outdoor obstacle course. With long, wooden ladders and metal catwalks attached to vertical cliffs, you can spend days hiking and climbing through gorges and up waterfalls. It looked like the …

One Day in Hallstatt

One Perfect Day in Hallstatt, Austria

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Hallstatt is a picture-perfect town in Austria. This was once a quiet place, off of the radar of many European visitors. However, in recent years, Hallstatt has become one of the most popular places to visit in Austria. Spending one day in Hallstatt can be a wonderful experience, there are just some things you should know before you go. This …

Best Hikes Norway

14 Best Hikes in Norway to Put on Your Bucket List

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If you ask us, putting one foot in front of another on a hiking trail is the best way to experience Norway. Hike along the jagged mountain peaks of the Lofoten Islands, the picture perfect fjords in southern Norway, and through some of the world’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. Stand on iconic Trolltunga and Pulpit Rock and even Kjeragbolten (if you …

Krakow Poland

Best Things to do in Krakow, Poland

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Krakow, Poland…this is a city that deserves to be on every traveler’s must-see list. It’s a lot like Prague, only with fewer tourists and cheaper prices. With its large market square, colorful streets, historic sites, and abundance of amazing, budget friendly restaurants, Krakow is a favorite stop for many people on their tour through Poland. We spent five days exploring …

Where to Stay Lofoten Islands

Where to Stay in the Lofoten Islands, Norway

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If you are making a decision about where to stay in the Lofoten Islands, you have a lot of options. Take your pick from rorbuers (fisherman cabins that have been converted into small apartments), hotels, hostels, and campsites. Not only do you have to choose what kind of accommodation to stay in, you also have to decide where to stay. …

One Day in Pula

How to Spend One Day in Pula and Cape Kamenjak

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Located on the southern tip of the Istrian Peninsula, Pula and Cape Kamenjak can be combined into a perfect day trip. Pula is a sprawling, urban city that has an impressive collection of ancient Roman monuments in its compact old town. Cape Kamenjak is an outdoor paradise, with beaches, cliff diving, and one of the most unique bars we have …

Ryten Hike

How to Hike Ryten and Enjoy the View over Kvalvika Beach

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The hike to Ryten has all of the ingredients of a perfect Lofoten Islands hike: sweeping vistas across the mountains and fjords, a fun but slightly strenuous hike to a mountain peak, and a breathtaking view of a white, sandy beach. The icing on the cake is a “mini Trolltunga,” an outcropping of rock where you can get creative with …

Where to Stay in Gdansk

Where to Stay in Gdansk, Poland

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If you are making a decision about where to stay in Gdansk, you have a lot of options. Gdansk is filled with many highly rated, midrange hotels, making this city perfect for budget or midrange travelers. In Gdansk, it’s easy to find a great place to stay without spending a fortune…the trick is narrowing down the long list of options. …

Festvagtind Hike

Hiking Festvågtind in the Lofoten Islands, Norway

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From the top of Festvågtind, the views over the fishing village of Henningsvaer are breathtaking. This hike is very similar to Svolvaer Fløya and Reinebringen, in that it’s a steep, somewhat unexciting climb to an awesome viewpoint. It’s absolutely worth it on a clear day but consider skipping this hike on a cloudy, rainy day. On the day we hiked …

One Day in Salzburg

One Perfect Day in Salzburg, Austria

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Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Salzburg is a compact city that is easy to explore in just one day. It’s the perfect blend of history and culture, being home to Mozart, an ancient fortress, and several Sound of Music sites. With one day in Salzburg, explore the old town, enjoy the view from Hohensalzburg, and visit Mozart’s birthplace. …

Svalbard Travel Guide

Svalbard Travel Guide: Plan Your Perfect Visit

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Svalbard. An arctic playground where there are more polar bears than people. This is a land of glaciers, the northern lights, the midnight sun, and frozen tundra. Svalbard may seem barren, but it is filled with arctic wildlife like reindeer, walrus, and polar bears. If you like the idea of exploring the great outdoors, your options are almost endless, winter …

Stave Bleik Trail

Hiking to Måtind on the Stave-Bleik Coastal Trail, Vesteralen, Norway

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Norway never ceases to amaze me. You know how you see photos online and think to yourself, “yeah, that looks nice…I’d like to do that.” And you get there and it’s so much better than you thought it would be? For us, that was the Stave-Bleik Coastal Trail on the Vesteralen islands. It’s not an overly difficult hike, the views …

Longyearbyen Svalbard

Top Ten Things to do in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

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Longyearbyen is the world’s northernmost city. This is a town where the streets have no names, reindeer wander through town, and there are more snowmobiles than people. If you have plans to visit Svalbard, Longyearbyen is where you will eat, sleep, and fill your time in between arctic adventures. The best thing to do in Svalbard is to leave the …

Hike Zakopane

How to Hike Koscielec in the Polish Tatras from Zakopane

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Zakopane is Poland’s gateway city for exploring the mountain range known as the Tatras. From Zakopane, you can take your pick from quick, easy hikes to longer all day affairs that have you climbing among the tallest mountain peaks. We hiked to the summit of Koscielec, one of many options if you are looking for a full day hiking trip …

Bratislava Slovakia

Top 10 Things to do in Bratislava, Slovakia

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Bratislava, with its compact old town, charming city streets, and outdoor café culture, is a wonderful place to visit. This city may not be as popular as other central European cities such as Vienna or Prague, but don’t let that fool you. Bratislava is underrated as a European destination, as we just learned. If you are visiting Europe during the …