Category Archives: Europe

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

Top 4 Things to Do in Norway

Having grown up in an area of rural Wisconsin where there are a lot of folks with Norweigan heritage, myself included. I know a thing or two about Norweigan cuisine like lefse, lutefisk, and krumkake.  However, I haven't taken a trip to experience Norway's food in person, nor its natural beauty. So I have called…
Read more

Adventures in Iceland

Earlier this fall, I set off on an adventure to the Land of Fire and Ice. The reason for the two-week adventure to Iceland was two-fold: To get out of the norm, allowing myself to step back from routine and check-in with me - See benefits of adventure! To celebrate my eighth anniversary of my…
Read more

An Adventure Detour in Switzerland Led to a Big Surprise

With a name like Heidi, all of my life people have asked me if I was Swiss or German followed by comments about Peter, Grandfather, and goats from the book Heidi. In fact, their stereotypical questions are not far off. If you didn’t already know from my books, I was named Heidi because I grew…
Read more