hiking

A Photo Journal of Oberammergau, Ettal, and Munich

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…

I Hiked The Wank

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 Legend of Šmarna Gora

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,…

Monterey, California:  One year wasn’t enough

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…

Pinnacles National Park

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…