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5 Great Family Friendly Hikes In Ireland

Ireland’s beautiful green rolling hills are filled with amazing hikes that the whole family will love. We spent 2 weeks exploring the gorgeous green island on our 6 month backpacking trip through Europe. Besides the beautiful hikes to do in Ireland, the delicious food and warm, happy people, will create a memory you will never …

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15 Best Adventures in Northern Spain

Northern Spain is Europe’s best-kept secret.  You could spend your whole life here and never experience every adventure. Everywhere you look, there’s a new trail to hike, a new rock to climb, a new forest to mountain bike, and a new cove to surf. Unlike what many imagine, Spain isn’t a dry, desert-like ecosystem but …

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How to Hike the Tour Du Mont Blanc Self Guided

The 105 mile Tour du Mont Blanc hike is one of the most renowned, prestigious, and extraordinary backpacking trips in the world. While challenging, this trek doesn’t require any special expertise and hiring a guide isn’t necessary. This guide will help you plan your very own, self guided Tour du Mont Blanc trek and experience …

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One Day in Copenhagen Itinerary: 13 Amazing Things to do in 1 Day

Only have 1 day in Copenhagen? We’ve covered everything including where to eat, what to do, where to stay, and more to make for the most amazing 1 day Copenhagen itinerary… When we planned our most recent trip to Europe, we really had no intention of going to Copenhagen. Copenhagen was not our destination, it …

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Best Europe Itineraries: Top Destinations For Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures

There’s a reason Europe is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. It’s honestly hard to not like Europe. The colorful buildings and cobbled streets, the endless waterfalls and huge mountains, and the small villages filled with green meadows. While each country in Europe is slightly different, you can’t go wrong with any trip …

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50 Things To Know When Planning Your First Trip to Europe

When compared to America, Europe is a land of cobblestone streets, weird customs, good food, throaty languages, and gorgeous nature. For most, it will come as a surprise to see the differences in traditions, infrastructures, and social systems (at least it did for us). If you’re planning a trip over to Europe, check out these …

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Outdoor Adventure Road Trip Through France

France is the perfect destination for adventure travel. France’s gorgeous mountains of the Pyrenees and the beautiful Basque coastline lend itself to numerous adventures including cycling, hiking, rock climbing, and surfing.   Besides finding an abundance of adventures and great food, you will love taking a road trip through France just to experience the culture …

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Adventure Road Trip Switzerland: Bern to Belwald

Switzerland is a must-see for anyone who loves mountains.  The mountains here are unreal!  There are so many great places for outdoor adventures that it’s hard to narrow down where to go in Switzerland.  These are the four places we chose on our last road trip through Switzerland.  We know we barely tipped the iceberg …

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The Best Sport Climbing Destinations to Take Your Kids

When we first started traveling in search of sport climbing destinations, my youngest two kids were four and six years old. Old enough that they no longer required being carried in a backpack but not old enough to hike up steep hills or hike an hour straight to get to a climbing area (not that …

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7 Adventurous Things to do in Wales

After spending over a week in Wales, we’ve discovered that Wales might be the best part of the U.K..  Besides the incredibly nice people who live here, Wales is incredibly scenic and is full of endless adventures.  With rolling green hills, huge mountains, and almost 1,000 miles of coastline, Wales is a perfect playground for …

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Surfing Portugal: For Intermediate Surfers, Adventurers, and Campers

Pipeline.  Tea’hapoo.  Cloudbreak.  These are just a few world class breaks that I will never be able to surf.  But just because I’m not a world-class surfer, doesn’t mean I can’t roam the globe looking for really good waves in very beautiful locations.  I love my home breaks in San Diego, but the sense of …

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How To Hike The Cinque Terre, Italy: What You Need to Know Before Visiting

It’s hard to beleive places like this still exist in the world.  A place that can only be reached by foot– a place that has stood untouched for centuries– a place that contains more beauty than any traveller could dream of.  Hiking the Cinque Terre is a one of a kind experience that adventurer should …

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Arco, Italy: The Best Climbing Destination

Hidden beneath Italian tourist traps like Lake Como, Milan, and Venice lies the Italian Alps’ greatest treasure. . . Arco: a climber’s paradise. Past Lake Garda, in between a gorgeous intersection of the Alps, is a gem that holds adventure, beauty, and fun. With more than a thousand routes in the area, great campgrounds within …

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6 Best Castles You Need To Visit in Europe

The 6 Best Castles in Europe The continent of Europe was once home to thousands upon thousands of castles, and today hundreds of them still stand.  On our six-month European road trip, we had the privilege of encountering many of these ancient monuments.  These are what we think are the six best castles in Europe. …

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