Category Archives: Europe

Best of Ireland Adventure Travel

After my recent adventure to the Emerald Isle to discover my roots, I wanted to share the best of a week in Ireland from my perspective. As in all of my travels, I like to mix it up a bit with active hiking portions and cultural elements. Adventure and Cultural Travel in Ireland On this…
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Remembering to Look Up in Ireland

Happy Look Up Day! Although starting out as a holiday in 2010 to remind us all to: 1) Be in the moment & 2) Find the upside, Look Up Day has morphed into embracing the Look Up mantra/life tool for every day and anywhere you are. Recently on an adventure to discover my roots in…
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5 Reasons Why You Should Drive Around Croatia

Croatia is a country with picturesque landscapes, vibrant cities, towering mountains, and a crystalline coastline. It’s a hidden gem, with incredible diversity and so much to see and do. The unique geography of the country means that you can go from shopping in a bustling city to swimming in an emerald lake in no time…
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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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