Category Beaches

Looking up at the top of the Samaria Gorge

Hiking the Longest Gorge in Europe

One bright morning in mid-September, in Crete, found us up and ready to catch a cab to Chania, where we would catch a bus at 7:45 AM to Omalos, the start of the Samaria Gorge hike.  Despite how early it was, we were all eager to get going and start this hike down the longest […]

A little beach in Sola, Norway

Norway’s Coastline Reminds Me of Home…

After our cruise of the Lysefjord, and getting to see Pulpit Rock from below after our hike to it, we got back on the road, hitting a few sites before going to the airport for our late afternoon flight.  We headed west out of Stavanger to go see an interesting monument.  This was a trio […]

Kayaking around the walls of Dubrovnik

Sea Kayaking in Dubrovnik

In the late afternoon we made our way just outside of the city’s walls and down to the little cove where we would be starting our sunset sea kayaking and snorkeling tour.  This little cove, is the setting for “Blackwater Bay” in Game of Thrones.  For those who don’t know, Dubrovnik is King’s Landing and […]

The Calanques

Cassis and the Calanques

My 3rd day in Valencia, day 7 of my 15 day trip, was a lazy day of slow meandering throughout the city and lots of rest.  Spending the entire previous day out in the hot Spanish sun and swimming had left me feeling quite drained.  So nothing too exciting to report for that day.  Day […]

Farol de Santa Maria

Cascais and Belem

In the afternoon I took the metro to the Cais do Sodré train station.  I wanted to catch the train to the Belem area to see the explorers’ monument, the little tower there, and the Mosteiro Dos Jeronimos.  From there, I planned on getting back on the train and continuing down the track to the little […]

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon!

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon…  Another one of those iconic places in Iceland…  And yet, one of the best to stop and see!  This lagoon was beautiful, incredible, and the contained the first icebergs I had ever seen!  Needless to say, I took just a few pictures of them!  The other best part about this place?  The […]

US Navy Plane Wreck

Abandoned Amongst the Black Sands

Another iconic sight in Iceland is the plane wreck on its black sand beaches.  I love the old and abandoned things, so this was a must see!  I’ve never been able to explore an abandoned plane… In 1973, a US Navy plane suffered severe icing and was forced to land on Solheimasandur beach on the southern […]