Category Archives: Europe

Best of Ireland Adventure 2019

An Adventure Sparked by a Surprising DNA test Earlier this year, my entire family did our DNA tests. Before mailing my tube to the lab, I wrote down what I predicted my genetic makeup to be. All of my life, I was told that I was German and Norweigan with a little bit of French and…
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Camino de Santiago Spain – The French Way Video Recap

Camino de Santiago Spain - The French Way Video You may have heard of the Camino de Santiago (St. James Way) in Spain whether it was from the famous author Paulo Coelho and his book, The Pilgrimage, or via the movie 'The Way' featuring Martin Sheen. Over the last six months, I have had the…
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Alpine Summer Adventure in Switzerland

Experience the beauty of hiking through a real-life fairytale in the Swiss Alps. Hiking the Swiss Alps and experiencing its natural beauty is something that never leaves you. From the wildflowers in bloom and soaring peaks to goats, marmots, and glaciers, there are so many ah-ha moments in Switzerland that will take you to new…
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5 Outdoor Adventures in Scotland You Must Not Miss

Although I have had the opportunity to travel to Scotland, I cannot call myself an expert. So, I've asked my peer intrepid traveler and writer, Kathi Kamleitner, to give us her advice on the 5 outdoor adventures that no one should miss. Scotland Adventures with Kathi Ahoy! Scotland is an incredibly diverse holiday destination. While many…
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3 Hidden Gems in Russia

Where does someone begin with a country as large as Russia, especially if you want to see its hidden gems?  Because I prefer seeing the lesser-known, off-the-beaten-track places of a culture rather than ONLY the top-ranked on TripAdvisor, I've asked travel bloggers, Campbell and Alya of StingyNomads.com, to assist. They will highlight three hidden gems…
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3 Hidden Gems in Germany

Although I have traveled to Germany and my name is Heidi, I'm not qualified to give you travel tips or off-the-beaten-path recommendations. However, I knew exactly the right woman for the job. My peer travel writer and photography, Varsha Kulkarni-Gawai, will share with us her top three hidden gems in Germany. Time to discovery Germany with…
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3 Things You Must Do in Austria

With a name like Heidi, everyone assumes that I'm German, Austrian, or Swiss. I'm going to break the truth to you. I'm a global citizen with a DNA like a mutt: some German, some Norweigan, some French, some British, and who knows what else. So I'm on a quest to experience those locations, but also…
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