kayaking

Tired of spending countless hours planning a trip everyone can agree on? Looking to embark on a new solo adventure? Europe has many locations that are great for solo travelers.
Germany in the summer is not only for eating all the eis (ice cream) to your heart’s content but is also filled with sunny, lazy days lounging near stunning nature. To get you in the summer mood, spend the day swimming and catching rays at these five pristine lakes.
As swimsuits and tank tops replace scarves and sweaters on store shelves, I find myself lost in daydreams that include tan lines, frosty beverages and sand-sprinkled toes more and more often. Summer is so close I can almost smell the sunscreen and taste the sea salt in the air.
Whether it be running around with the kids, staying up late studying for a test or coming back from a deployment, you've had your share of life stressors. After burning the candles from both ends, the last thing that you want is to book a mediocre vacation.
Crystal clear water, delightful lake view restaurants, picturesque castles and adventurous activities are memories in the making that can be found in Lake Garda. This beautiful lake, situated in northern Italy, shares its shoreline with the provinces of Verona, Brescia and Trentino.
Moving to Europe was only the beginning of our adventure when my husband and I arrived. Transferring from our last base to a new unit and country was also challenge. We were embracing civilian life for the first time after his transition out of the army.
Between hiking through mountains and kayaking on pristine lakes, Germany has no shortages of outdoor activities. Its beautiful nature is the reason the term the “great outdoors” was invented.
Some of nature’s most stunning creations, fjords, were formed by a succession of ice ages that left long, narrow inlets of the sea between towering cliffs in their wake. 
Sleeping in tents, cabins, tree houses or teepees is oftentimes a great adventure. The possibilities for fun are endless and imaginations can run wild. For children, that is. As adults, a few additional amenities are generally preferred for overnight accommodations.
Multi-colored terracotta houses perched atop a cliff with the beautiful, cerulean Mediterranean hugging the edges and bougainvillea cascading down restaurants and shops — what sounds like a picture-perfect dream is actually reality when you travel to Positano, a dazzling, cliffside village along
The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, are composed of nine volcanic islands and are an absolutely fantastic place to get outside and experience what nature has to offer.
Found in northeastern Italy, the Dolomite Mountains are a must-visit for outdoor enthusiasts. The magnificent mountain range stretches across 350,000 acres and is home to 18 impressive peaks.