Lake Bled

Adventures At Lake Bled

Lake Bled is a small gem hidden in the Julian Alps with a beautiful lake to enjoy, and the most helpful people! We were up in the air of what to do in Slovenia with our 5 days. We thought about taking a day trip to Lake Bled from Ljubljana, or maybe spend 2 days in Ljubljana,…

Lake Bled Island

12 Things To Do At Lake Bled

Lake Bled is one of the most beautiful towns located in the Julian Alps of Slovenia, and here is 12 Things To Do At Lake Bled while visiting. 1. Visit the Bled Island of course! 2. Swim in the clear blue mountain lake. 3. Walk/Bike around the lake (6km/3.8miles). 4. Visit Lake Bled Castle and…

The Mixnitz Hike In Austria

The Best Hike Ever! Is the short version of this story, but you really should read the rest of this blog and check out the pictures and videos that go along with the Mixnitz Hike! This adventure started while in the Tourism Office, when we were looking for some things todo while visiting Graz. So…

3 Days in Graz Austria

With only 1 week in Austria, we spent the last few days in Graz Austria (which means “Little Castle”). We took the train from Vienna down to Graz, again this town was picked because it looked to be on the path as we head south towards Italy. Graz was a great city to sit back…

What To Do In Vienna

Heading to Vienna Austria and need a couple of ideas? We have included a list of What To Do In Vienna because this city is full of something for everyone and family friendly. Just remember it’s Austria and not Australia, there is no kangaroos here. The city of Vienna is very large in size, and…

The Best Natural History Museum Vienna

Heading to Austria and not Australia? We spent 1 week in Austria and the first stop was Vienna, then moving onto Graz. But first let us share what we did in Vienna, or as the locals call it Wien.  First of all, the city is huge!!! Unless you would like to walk for many hours to get…

Top Secret Military Cave

Top Secret War Cave Czech Republic

From the Punkva Cave to the Top Secret War Cave aka Vypustek Cave we were on the next adventure. Between the two locations we stopped in a small town called Krtiny, to grab a quick bite to eat. Our guide suggested a really good local restaurant, and continued to educate us on the Czech Republic today and…

Exploring The Punkva Cave In Czech

*** These Pictures Don’t Do Justice *** We spent 1 full week in the country of Czech Republic, 3 days in Prague and 4 days in Brno. With our time in Brno, we picked a day of full out exploring the mountains! This part of Europe is full of  large mountains and caves, some of…

Things To Do In Czech

We had spent a couple of days in the capital of Prague, but wanted something more then just the touristy capital city of Czech. So we headed down to Brno, the 2nd largest city in Czech. The reason we are naming this blog “Things To Do In Czech” is because there is more to Czech…

Travel Tips For Europe

The Need To Know Travel Tips for Europe This is a few things we seen and experienced while exploring Europe for the 2nd time, and it never gets old, and you don’t learn it all the first time. We hope you find this list helpful one way or another, just a couple things we noticed…

Our Itinerary Of Prague

Hello Prague Czech, this is our itinerary of Prague! Or as the locals know it, Praha and the capital of Czech Republic. We visited Prague the end of July summer of 2014 when we were on our Europe Trip. We came form Wroclaw, Poland (Read about the Gnome Capital HERE) and as always we traveled by…

Prague Bridges

The 10+ Best Things In Prague

The 10+ Best Things In Prague To See & Do  Prague or Praha is a huge and exciting city. During the summer tourist months, it’s extremely busy and prime time for the pick pocketer to be eyeing up the day dreaming tourist. Keep your personal items close, and your wallet even closer. But other then that, great…

Discover The Gnome Capital Wroclaw Poland

Are you traveling to Poland at all? A must see is and visit to Discover The Gnome Capital Wroclaw Poland!! Poland was not on the euro currency when we where there in the summer of 2014, they use the zolty and it’s available to withdraw from the ATM at the train station or airport when…

Locomotive Steam Engine

What’s in Poland? Poznań

“What’s in Poland?” was the first question we were asked when we announced our trip through Europe. Our response, “Not sure actually, but we will tell you when we get there!.” Well this blog on “What’s in Poland?” Poznań, and the next blog on Wroclaw will let you know the answer to that very question!…

Siegessäule

2 Cities Become 1 – Berlin, Germany

Berlin – When The Wall Comes Down And 2 Cities Become 1. We traveled from Hannover, Germany to Berlin on the train, which was only 2 hours. It wasn’t nearly as busy as our  last train ride, and we were lucky to get some seats together, we didn’t book any reservations on this train. We did…

Brandenburger Tor

Things To Do In Berlin

What To Do in Berlin? Got 1 day or a week, single or with family or how about your best friend? It has it all for everyone, and then some more! Here are some of the Things To Do In Berlin, Germany.   To & From the City? Trains are great way to travel, and most of…

Herrenhauser Allee

Hidden Gem Of Hannover, Germany

Hidden Gem – Hannover, Germany From Amsterdam, Netherlands and heading towards Germany we picked a small town to spend a few nights, and the luck of the draw was Hannover. We met some amazing friends (Bart & Tania) while in Hannover, and with the local advice they gave us some “must see” ideas while in…

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM – Netherlands We travelled by train from Rotterdam, which was a short 2 hour direct train. We have been to Amsterdam before, so we had an idea of what the layout of the land is. The biggest difference from our last visit is the amount of people here in this city, overwhleming! What a…

Rotterdam

Rotterdam – Half Way To Amsterdam

ROTTERDAM – Half Way To Amsterdam We chose to travel to Rotterdam, Netherlands because it’s the half way point between the beautiful Bruges, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands with the train(s) traveling right through this city. So instead of passing by this place and traveling big city to another big touristy city, we picked a couple of…

Snowbirds In Training

Beautiful Bruges Belgium

A quick flight from Gatwick airport we were in beautiful Bruges Belgium just like that, the short flights in and around Europe are just amazing short and cheap to travel. The flight to Belgium was about 40 minutes of airtime. The flight was pre-booked about 3 months in advance by our British friends, and a big…

Everything is Brighter in Brighton England

With only 3 days in England, and mostly to be used to adjust for the jet leg from western Canada, which is a 7 hour time difference, we still managed to pack in a few items and activities! Since we have visited England on our first trip over, we didn’t see London this time, instead…

Packed For Europe

Europe Travel Gear

The List of Europe Travel Gear we are taking with us to Europe for the summer, watch the list grow, or see what gets left behind! BACKPACKS We all know this is our home while traveling, so picking something that will work, and make the journey there and back is very important. We put about 4…

Looking Over The Valley

Ice Cave Hike Alberta

Day Hike to The Ice Cave At Moose Mountain   We’ve done this hike a couple of times, and every time it’s always different. The last time we were at the Ice Cave was before the huge devastating flood of 2013 which took out bridges, roads, houses and the simple things, pathways. The season after…

Mel & Ty on Volcano Ridge

Volcano Ridge Trail Hike

Over Night Hike in Kananaski’s Country, Alberta   Well… after last years damaging flood, we couldn’t take it anymore! The Winter Road Closure had open up just before our “May Long Weekend”, and after beginning cooped up all winter with no access to the good trails we were set, bound, and determined to go out…

Mel with camera to close

Scuba Diving in Alberta

Here in Alberta we are a landlocked province without the nice clear warm ocean, we have cold lakes. And what more fun it is to dive in and explore them? We started at the bottom with getting our Open Water certification and are currently working our way to the top. We realised how much fun this is,…