“If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
. . . I’m starting with the man in the mirror”
We took those words seriously and decided that next family holiday will be the one to ” give back” a bit of what we have and make a difference.
This year vacation was not only fun but a bit of “work” as well. Thanks to FNPF (Friends Of The National Parks Foundation) this experience was amazing and unforgettable. Friends of the National Park Foundation (FNPF) is an Indonesian conservation not-profit organization working to protect wildlife and its habitat, at supporting local communities.
FNPF’s primary wildlife focus on Nusa Penida is protection and rebuilding wild populations of endangered Indonesian birds such as Bali Starling (Bali’s emblem bird),Java Sparrow and Cockatoo. Bali Starling is (or maybe was) listed on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. It is one of the rarest living bird’s in the world ! READ MORE !!!
Categories: Asia, Destinations, Indonesia
Tags: FNPF, Friends Of The National Parks Foundation, Indonesia, Non profit Indonesia, Nusa Penida, Volunteer Indonesia, Volunteering Bali, Volunteering Indonesia, Volunteering Nusa Penida
Gran Paradiso National Park (Italian: Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso) is located in northern Italy, between Aosta Valley and Piedmont region, at the border with France. It was the first national park established in Italy. A land of beautiful mountains, endless woodlands and rich wildlife. It is named after Gran Paradiso mountain (4061m) located in the middle of the park. READ MORE !!!
Categories: Destinations, Hiking, Italy
Tags: Alpi Graie, Aosta hiking, Benevolo, Graian Alps, Gran Paradiso, Gran Paradiso National Park, hiking graian alps, Hiking Italy, Rhemes Valley, Rifugio Benevolo
There are amazing snorkeling places around the globe. I am aware of this. I have seen lots of them on TV. But not everyone can afford a trip to Belize, Maldives, Palau, Virgin Islands and the like. The old continent offers also great snorkeling places where the natural beauty, marine life and crystal clear water is comparable to world’s top snorkeling destinations.
Here is a guide for travelers to the best places for snorkeling in Europe. I am a snorkeling freak and have explored myself the majority of snorkeling spots included in this list. Feel free to comment on this post and include your own suggestions.
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Sicily (Italian: Sicilia) is the largest and the most attractive island in the Mediterranean Sea. This beautiful island is a mixture of natural beauty, history, amazing islands, top beaches, lovely towns, tradition and delicious gastronomy.
If you are looking for a place for an active honeymoon then Sicily should be your choice and if you want to do it with style just look for villa rentals in Sicily and let the time pass very slow… READ MORE !!!
Categories: Destinations, Europe, Italy
Tags: Explore Sicily, Sicilia, Sicily, Sicily by car, Sicily holiday, Sicily Honeymoon, Sicily tour, Sizilien, Visit Sicily, Zingaro, Zingaro Nature Reserve
Ski Resort Meiringen-Hasliberg is one of the best and most family friendly ski resorts in the Bernese Oberland. It is located 50km from Luzern and 80km from the capital Bern. With 60km ski slopes, 13 lifts, 2 toboggan runs, 15km classic cross-country ski-runs, 25km winter hiking trails and several child lift it is a great winter destination for everyone.
Detailed info about the Meiringen-Hasliberg ski resort can be found HERE READ MORE !
Categories: Destinations, Europe, Family, Switzerland, Winter Sports
Tags: Family Holiday Hasliberg, Family Holiday Haslital, Family Holiday Switzerland, Hasliberg Reka Holiday Village, Reka Feriendorf Hasliberg, Wasserwendi, Winter Hiking Switzerland, Winter Hiking Trails Hasliberg, Winter Holiday Hasliberg
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Where does Santa Claus and his reindeer spend holiday after the busy Christmas time before hitting the road again? Some would say in his residence (Santa Claus Village) at the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, some would say at the North Pole… It may be true of course but we found Santa Claus in France. READ MORE !
Categories: Destinations, Europe, France
Tags: Alsace, Domaine de Basil, la ferme aux rennes, Orbey, Reindeer, Reindeer Farm, Reindeers, Rennes, Santa Claus, Schantzwasen, Stosswihr
Why visit Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) ?
First of all: it is in Russia which already makes the trip interesting. The city gained also some interesting Nicknames such as “The City on 101 Islands”,“The Northern Capital of Russia”, “The Venice of the North” or “The Palmyra of the North”.
It is the most Northern city in the world with a population over 1 million. It has one of the biggest museums in the world: The Hermitage Museum. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg is the second biggest UNSECO World Heritage Site (after Venice). With it’s amazing churches and cathedrals, museums, parks, imperial buildings, historical sights, houndreds of canals, vicinity of Lake Ladoga and Finland it is certainly one of the most interesting city to visit in Europe. READ MORE !
Categories: City Break, Destinations, Europe, Russia
Tags: Family Holiday Russia, россия, санкт петербург, спб, Russia, Russia Holiday, Saint Petersburg, saint petersburg city break, St. Petersburg, Travel Russia, Travel Saint Petersburg, Visit Leningrad, Visit Russia
Late autumn is the perfect time for hikers who wants to get some “Into the Wild” feeling. The snow has already covered the higher parts of Alps, most of the mountain huts are closed, days are short and temperatures during the night are around zero or less. Only very little hikers decide to go into the higher parts of the Alps which makes it almost a wilderness area. The landscape during the spring is fairy-tale-like and colours almost unreal. With a great weather forecast for the next few days, it was a perfect time for a nature-lover adventure. I packed my backpack with everything I need for 4 days and went to swiss canton of Ticino in the Lepontine Alps region. READ MORE !
Categories: Destinations, Europe, Hiking, Italy, Switzerland
Tags: Bocchetta di Val Maggia, Capanna Basodino, Cristallina Hiking, Hiking Capanna Cristallina, Hiking Lepontine Alps, Hiking Switzerland, Hiking Ticino, Hiking Val Maggia, Hut to Hut Hiking, Lago Sfundau, Rifugio Maria Luisa, San Giacomo, Solo Hike Switzerland, Solo Hiking Switzerland, Trekking Switzerland
Once you have a family tent in the basement, there is nothing stopping you from opening the car’s trunk, throw inside everything what is needed for 1 week camping, fill up the tank with gasoline and hit the road. It doesn’t take much time if you have done this many times before and you know exactly what you need. No need to make any bookings, not many people decide to go camping in October. The only which is needed is a couple of addresses of campsites which are open at this time of the year. So we hit the road and arrived at Camping Internacional de Calonge in Calonge, Costa Brava. READ MORE !
Categories: Camping, Destinations, Europe, Spain
Tags: Cala Del Pi, Calella de Palafrugel, Calonge camping, Calonge family holiday, Camping Costa Brava, Camping Internacional de Calonge, Catalunya Camping, Catalunya Holiday, Coastal footpath Calonge, Coastal footpath Costa Brava, Costa Brava camping, Costa Brava outdoor, Family Camping Costa Brava, Family Holiday Costa Brava, Llafranc, Playa de Can Cristus