Category Archives: Europe

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…
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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…
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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…
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Eataly – Culinary Travel to Florence Italy

They say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Well, that goes for this adventurer as well. Last month, I was able to feast my eyes (and stomach) on Florence, Italy. Yes, I did climb the Duomo. Also, I admired the details of the grand feat of David, which was much larger…
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Scaling the Coliseum Walls – Rome Adventure

When you go to Rome there are certain sights that just cannot be missed: the Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Spanish steps, many of the gelato stores, and of course the Coliseum. First Time to Rome My first time to Rome was on a very quick 2-day visit in late December about ten years ago. I remember…
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