Tag Archives: hiking

A Photo Journal of Oberammergau, Ettal, and Munich

Fun Fact: In Bavaria, beer is considered food. If you’ve seen some of my previous posts, you’ll know we’ve been spending some time in Germany. The hubby had a 3-week work assignment in Garmisch, and then a 1-week assignment in Oberammergau–and I got to tag along! He was working most of the time, but we still got …

I Hiked The Wank

Despite what would be a funny name in English, The Wank is actually an old name for “slope”, and it’s pronounced “Vonk”. The Wank is a peak in Garmisch-Partenkirchen close to the Austrian border that has a 365 degree view of the area at the top. There are two ways to get to the top: the …

The Legend of Šmarna Gora

Šmarna Gora is one of the most popular hiking spots in Ljubljana. It has two peaks–Šmarna Gora and Grmada, which are the highest in the area. With a 360 degree view of Triglav, Julian Alps and the city of Ljubljana, it’s no wonder the spot was used during the middle ages to light bonfires and …

Monterey, California: One year wasn’t enough

As I write this post, we have been living in Monterey, California for exactly one year to date. Soon we will say goodbye to this little paradise in Central California.  We truly do love it here, and despite being crazy busy with school, we were still able to enjoy the area. If you are planning …

Pinnacles National Park

Imagine trekking your way through towering sharp rocks that are the remnants of an ancient volcano, seeing miles of beautiful California landscapes, watching a condor glide across the sky, and scrambling through cool, pitch-black caves during the heat of the day.  This is Pinnacles National Park-America’s newest national park signed into effect by President Obama …