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Hiking into Finland’s Natural Beauty at Nuuksio National Park

I like hiking, though I’m not a Survivor-level flint and tinder type of hiker. Instead, I enjoy the walk-through-the-woods-and-admire-the-scenery type of hiking. So when my brother told me that the  Nuuksio National Park, where I could see the natural beauty of Finland, was less than an hour from Helsinki, I was excited, but unprepared. I hadn’t packed for hiking. So …

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Chamonix Hiking – Summer in the French Alps

Chamonix Hiking Tips Chamonix Valley, in the French Alps near the borders of Switzerland and Italy, is world-famed for its year-round sports. In winter there are ski runs for all levels of experience, from beginners’ slopes to 20-kilometer-long Vallée Blanche, which is unmarked, unpatrolled, and not to be taken by any but experts. Visitors can snowboard, …

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Mullerthal: “Little Switzerland” of Luxembourg

Located on the River Sure on Germany’s border with Luxembourg, Mullerthal is called “Little Switzerland”. Luxembourg is often overlooked by travelers who tend to write it off as one big, drab international bank. This is simply not true. Luxembourg is a wonderfully green, scenic country Mullerthal, Luxembourg Luxembourg is, in fact, a history-buff and nature lover’s paradise. …

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Hiking in Zakopane, Poland

If you are planning to visit Poland, consider a beautiful hiking expedition. Striking not only for its spectacular location in the foothills of the Tatra Mountains, (part of the Carpathian Mountain range), but for the traditions that its townspeople keep alive, Zakopane, Poland is a trip back in time as well as back to nature. …

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