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Snapshots of Engelberg, Switzerland, Europe

A Walk in Engelberg {Switzerland} (34/48)

I mentioned yesterday that we walked to and from the village of Engelberg several times every day. Sometimes we went for groceries and other times to the visitor center to use the WiFi. Most days we walked through on our way to another hike in the area or to reach the local abbey to buy …

Walk to Fluhmatt

A Walk to Fluhmatt {Switzerland} (33/48)

Because this hike was the closest one to our house in Engelberg, we did the walk to Fluhmatt several times, and often as the beginning or ending portion of another hike. For that reason I almost did not do a blog post about it as its own walk. But then I decided to go ahead, …

A Walk to Ristis, Engelberg Walks Ristis, Switzerland

A Walk to Ristis {Switzerland} (31/48)

After hiking so many trails right from our front door, you would think we would have run out of walks to do in Engelberg, but Taido always managed to find us another one. Sometimes they would begin the same way, with a steep hike up the town stairs and a view overlooking the village, but …

Waterfall, A Walk to Stafeli, Engelberg Switzerland

A Walk to Stafeli {Switzerland} (30/48)

Here’s the thing about choosing a favorite walk in Switzerland. It’s kind of hard because the whole month of walking the Swiss Alps is my favorite. But this walk to Stefali. Well, it was very special. Maybe it was the bright blue sky, or the crazy rushing waterfalls after several days of rain. Maybe it …

A Walk to Trubsee, Engelberg, Switzerland

A Walk to Trubsee {Switzerland} (29/48)

One of the most difficult hikes we did from the village of Engelberg was a climb up to this gorgeous alpine lake. Trubsee. It had rained the day after Peter and Whitney and our cousins went home, so we sat around the house and moped. They left from the train station in Engelberg with all …

Windermere, #LiveMoreYHA, YHA Windermere, Lake District, England

A Walk to Windermere {England} (25/48)

Walking in the Lake District: Windermere There’s a reason the Lake District has inspired poets and wanderers for so many years. We fell in love on our first visit last October, and I have been watching for an opportunity to return. When we mapped our route home from Switzerland and decided that I would be …

Pooh Corner, 100 Acre Wood

A Walk to Pooh Corner {England} (24/48)

[pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-dr3gneNVUf0/U_opFkhxpLI/AAAAAAAAcJY/F6ckr56RZNo/s144-c-o/14%252520-%25252013.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100212479652479288017/8241402#6051194225007109298″ caption=”14 – 13″ type=”image” alt=”14 – 13″ ] On our way home this summer, three of the kids and I were camping at Aldenham Country Park for Blogstock, a blogging festival. The kids discovered that Winnie the Pooh’s home was just behind the field where we were staying, and they could not …

Montmartre, Sacre Coeur, Paris, Go with Oh Apartment

A Walk in Montmartre {Paris} (21/48)

When Mary Polly and I were in Paris in June, we rode bikes from our apartment in Marais to Montmartre early in the morning, so we could spend our last morning in Paris walking the hill that overlooks the city. Sitting on the steps of Le Sacre-Coeur was on Mary Polly’s Paris Wish List, so …

#48walks, Long Walks, St Cuthberts Way, Lindisfarne

#48 Walks Update

Friends, I have so enjoyed taking walks this year. Even more, I have loved that so many friends are walking along with me via the internet. (and sometimes in person!) I thought I would just do a little #48walks update since it is about halfway through the year. Personally I find the summer to be …

St Cuthbert's Way

St Cuthbert’s Way 20/48 {Scotland + England}

[pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-RO6zlW8XH4g/U3OUGZYdPaI/AAAAAAAAOz0/-Hbsx6tgg-k/s144-c-o/DSCF2203.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100212479652479288017/201405SCWHighlights?authkey=Gv1sRgCMC6m6n1s8XHHg#6013312765083336098″ caption=”We made it!” type=”image” alt=”DSCF2203.JPG” ] For the last two weeks, I’ve been journaling my walk along St Cuthbert’s Way and now it’s complete. Here are all the links in one place for your reading enjoyment. And there’s even a recipe! St Cuthbert’s Way Journal Beginnings Day 1: Melrose to Harestanes Day …

St Cuthbert's Way

St Cuthbert’s Way Journal {Day 5}

Day 5 of St Cuthbert’s Way: Wooler to Lindisfarne From the moment we received our itinerary, the last day of our journey along St Cuthbert’s Way loomed large with its big number 18 in the mileage chart. Before we ever left home, I was harboring doubt about whether I could actually walk 18 miles in …

St Cuthbert's Way

St Cuthbert’s Way Journal {Day 3}

Day 3 of St Cuthbert’s Way: Morebattle to Kirk Yetholm On our third day of walking we confirmed one thing for certain. When it came to estimating how long it would take us to finish a day’s walking, we were absolute rubbish. On our first day, we’d predicted 5:30pm and were two hours off. The …

St Cuthbert's Way

St Cuthbert’s Way Journal {Day 2}

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St Cuthbert's Way

St Cuthbert’s Way Journal {Day 1}

[pe2-image src=”http://lh4.ggpht.com/-0LU6Vme-8V0/U3NmU3KZDqI/AAAAAAAAO5A/PXHxwUTyQIc/s144-c-o/IMG_6620.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100212479652479288017/201405SCWHighlights?authkey=Gv1sRgCMC6m6n1s8XHHg#6013262436060696226″ caption=”Circles that mark the way” type=”image” alt=”IMG_6620.JPG” ] Day 1 of St Cuthbert’s Way: Melrose to Harestanes We laid our waterproof pants out the night before in anticipation of the rain, which was still falling when we woke up in Melrose. We pulled on all our gear, packed up our bag and …