• Praia de cavalo, Sesimbra
    Portugal

    Road-trip: in search of secret beaches near Lisbon

    Nothing can be better than being connected to nature, feel the summer wind and eat outdoors during the long and warm summer days. With no real plan and one week of vacations left, we packed a tent, some clothes and pillows and started our 6 day road trip down the coast of Portugal. Our plan was to discover secret beaches near Lisbon. We explored the area between Nazareth and Setubal. We tried to fit in some beaches along the way, but for the next time we will definitely slow down a bit. 1000 km in 6 days is trying. There are loads of secret beaches in Lisbon district, which deserves…

  • Sarah Outen
    Travel inspiration

    Woman Adventurer: Sarah Outen

    Starting the series of “Woman Adventurer”, my first post goes to Sarah Outen. Shes is a British athlete and adventurer. Outen was the first woman and the youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean and also the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Alaska. She completed a round-the-world journey, under her own power, by rowing boat, bicycle and kayak, on 3 November 2015. Sarah’s expedition career started in her early twenties when, following the death of her father, she readied herself to tackle an ocean row to raise money for Arthritis charities in his name. And at the age of just 24 Sarah spent 124 days alone at sea…

  • plitvice lakes
    Croatia,  Hike

    7-day Croatia Itinerary for nature lovers

    It´s been 3 months since we returned from our spring break. August has arrived and those who are going to Croatia might need some ideas for their summer vacation. Blogging on a rainy evening…in my memories returning to beautiful Croatia – 7 beautiful, long and sunny days started with a hectic morning – 2 short layover flights through Brussels. Our plan was to spend as much time as possible by nature and try to see a couple of national parks. This was a backpacking trip which required long bus trips and changing the accommodation. The most exciting or for some people – scariest part was that we might not have…

  • The-summit-vrh-Kula-Omis
    Croatia,  Hike

    Trekking in Omiška Dinara – peak Kula, Croatia

    Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit. /Unknown/ After passing a few days in the city it was time to escape the civilisation and discover some hiking trails near Split. It is a must doing some hiking in Croatia. This country has so many national parks that you can get confused. Read my 7-day Croatia Itinerary to start planning your trip. The last 4 days we spent…

  • The entrance of the Starigrad-Paklenica National Park
    Croatia,  Hike

    Hiking in Starigrad Paklenica National Park, Croatia

    If you are a nature lover, adventure – seeker, enjoy hiking and are interested in Croatia´s fauna and natural heritage, than Paklenica NP might be your choice. Me and my partner we are true to nature lovers, and for our spring break, we chose to travel to Croatia. Read why Croatia is the perfect spring trip destination. Being only 47km north (northeast) from Zadar it makes an excellent day trip option. Our first full day in Croatia started with a bus ride and the following 6 h fitness test. About the park The Park is south of the Velebit range of mountains (the largest in Croatia) and covers an area…