Dream big, think small: 10 ideas for small-scale adventures – part II

Last time, I shared the first five ideas for small-scale adventures like section-hiking Holland’s Coast Path. I could continue listing nearby places that I would like to adventure (I know it’s not a verb, but it should be!), such as the Vosges in France and the Mosselsteig in Germany. I could also tell you that it is possible to visit volcanos and a geyser without going to Chile, Iceland, Yellowstone or New Zealand. And although I have to admit that these volcanos are not active anymore and that this particular geyser only spouts cold water, the Vulkaneifel in Germany is definitely on my to-hike list.

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Dream big, start small: ideas for 10 small-scale adventures – part I

It’s tempting, dreaming about big adventures. But hey, life is happening here and now, and not only when the time and money  is there to finally go on a “life-changing trip”. So let’s put some money aside for the big stuff, but let’s introduce smaller-scale adventures that can change our daily lives. I will share my ideas for some great, but short and inexpensive trips with you and I hope you will do the same in the comment section!

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Trolltunga: Hiking Norway’s Troll Tongue

Trolls, the giant creatures from Norwegian mythology, are said to orginate from stone. They usually avoid sunlight, as the story goes that sun exposure will turn them back into stone. Once upon a time, there was an adventurous (or rather a stupid!) troll living in the mountains nearby the West coast of Norway. In a rebellous attempt to test if the story was true, he showed himself to the sun. First, nothing happened, so he thought to taunt the sun by sticking out his tongue. Provoking the sun was not his smartest move, and soon he turned into stone.

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My first winterhike: Good beer, crazy Belgians, and a boyfriend to keep me warm in the snow

Winter turns me into a couch potato. You’ll find me on the sofa with lots of blankets, surrounded by candles and chocolates, watching Love Actually. Preferably together with my boyfriend Aaron, but unfortunately he can’t appreciate the predictability of those happy love stories as much as I do. So he suggested that we should hike instead. Yes, shocking, isn’t it? I almost choked in my chocolate when I heard it. Hiking when it’s cold. In the snow!!

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Big Dreams

I’m dreaming of mountains, thru hiking, adventuring…

Dreams. We all have them. Although we don’t always dare to tell them out loud or dare to make them happen, from time to time our mind will take us to this secret place of magical ideas.

I can’t help myself. The Andes, Himalaya, Alps…

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