Why I Want to Go Back to Ireland & Bring You With Me

December 28, 2017 11 Comments »

hiking in dingle ireland

It was love at first sight. I pretty much fell in love with Ireland the moment I saw her. She seduced me with rolling, emerald, sheep-dotted hills and plains of gray-green stone. She stirred my wild side with reckless winds tearing across rocky cliffs, and underneath her incredible expanse of sky, she stole my heart. […]

Take the Road Less Traveled to Norddal Norway

November 14, 2017 3 Comments »

Norddal Norway best small townfeature-09224

Every time someone said it, they blushed a little. “We call it the Happy End,” said Susanne. She was very quick to point out that it was meant to describe the happiness you find at the end of the road – not ‘the other’ happy end. I smiled. I wondered if they were aware of […]

Finding Beauty in Average Castelló D’empuries

September 19, 2017 9 Comments »

Castelló D’empuries

“Don’t you dare ignore me!” my alarm would scream at me if it could talk. My alarm started quietly this morning and progressively got louder. As much as I wanted to, I couldn’t ignore it, I had to get up early to go photograph an average town. Just like with people, there are places in […]

Trollstigen Road is a Drive You’ll Never Forget

September 12, 2017 7 Comments »

Trollstigen Road Norway

As the rain came down, I looked up the steep rock face and wondered just how high it went past the fog ceiling. I felt like Jack and the Beanstalk climbing into the unknown, dodging mythical trolls and wondering if I would ever make it back down. But this was one of the main reasons […]

Add This Goat Safari to Your Norway Itinerary

September 7, 2017 6 Comments »

norway itinerary goat farm visit

“Do you want to take the baby goats to pasture, “ Farmer Petter asked me. My eyes lit up and I felt 7 years old again. “Yes, yes! I’d love to take the baby goats anywhere!” I replied. Oh happy day! I’m not sure what it is about farms, but no matter how old you […]

Big Fish Little Fish – Norway Fishing Then & Now

August 31, 2017 5 Comments »

Norway fishing romsdalsfjorden

“Are you a fisherman?” the stranger asked me “No,” I answered quickly, but then hesitated and corrected myself – “well, maybe?” I realized, in the last year, I’ve actually done quite a bit of fishing. I went fishing for the first time in Maine last year and sort of got ‘lured in’…see what I did […]

Fjord Norway Road Trip

August 22, 2017 9 Comments »

Norway road trip

I never really paid much attention to centerlines on roads, until we no longer had one. It’s one of those things you take for granted until it’s gone. The lack of a centerline wasn’t because it was a one-way street, the roads were all two way streets, but they were so narrow there was no […]

Things to do in Costa Brava Spain: Visit Medieval Towns

May 11, 2017 14 Comments »

things to do in costa brava

  Looking for things to do in Costa Brava Spain? Then take a journey through the medieval towns of Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees. The region is full of imposing castles, walled cities, and ruins of centuries past. Medieval towns this old and beautiful should be captured to give you lasting holiday memories, so bring […]

The Essential Camino de Santiago Packing List

May 9, 2017 10 Comments »

The Camino de Santiago is the ultimate epic hike.  It’s an ancient pilgrimage route to the shrine of the apostle St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.  There are dozens of routes that lead from all part of Europe to Santiago de Compostela. However, the most popular route is the Way of Saint […]

Top 5 Cami de Ronda Day Hikes in Costa Brava

April 25, 2017 18 Comments »

cami de ronda day hikes

It took my 80 year old father and me 15 days to finish our Costa Brava Coastal Path hike last summer. Fifteen wonderful individual days staring out at the Mediterranean and some of the most beautiful coast line in Spain! It felt as if every day was the best ever – and then we’d wake […]

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