Spring Is In The Air

"Ducks on a lake"

Spring is not the best time of the year for hiking: Autumn is – thanks to its drier, warmer and less unpredictable weather.

Spring, however, has two major advantages: for one, unlike autumn, it follows something unpleasant (winter), and in the light of this immediate comparison, looks and feels much better than it probably deserves.

For another, nature is getting ready for its yearly round of renewal, and as

Spring Is In The Air

The Royal Castle Of Schwerin

"Royal castle of Schwerin"

What to See in Germany It is Schwerin’s main tourist attraction. The Royal Castle of Schwerin

It is definitely royal, in scale and ambition. Its construction almost ruined the town financially, so you can say it’s payback time. The Royal Castle of Schwerin was once the home of the Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg – built mainly in the mid 19th century with clear architectural references to the grand castles on the Loire.

The Royal Castle Of Schwerin

Water Water Everywhere

"A lake view in Schwerin"

Canals, Rivers and Lakes as Hiking Highlights

Water is our most important resource, the only one – apart from air – that we absolutely and unconditionally cannot do without.

We can survive for days, for weeks even without food, but if we do not drink, we die. No wonder that few idyllic landscape pictures, whether painted by grand masters or by four-year-olds, are, in that sense, dry.

The well-provisioned

Water Water Everywhere

See Entertaining Artwork at Every Corner of Main Street

The Grand Junction may be a small town in Colorado, but it sure packs a punch when it comes to street art. On every corner of their Main Street is a work of art that the city government either has commissioned or are featuring (works of artists that have participated in the competition the town holds every year). Here we present some of the impressive ones.

Art on the Corner

“Strength of

See Entertaining Artwork at Every Corner of Main Street

Food Glorious Food

"Jabuguitos and fried eggs for breakfast in Madrid"

We really should start putting out posts about food because one of the many pleasures I get when we go hiking anywhere is the anticipation of trying a local delicacy. And I’ve tried some unforgettable ones. Oh, Food Glorious Food

In Spain, we stumbled upon a local Madrilenian churreria away from the tourist scrum for a taste of authentic

Churros y chocolate

 

Food Glorious Food

The Women Of The Lake

"Statue of a woman hewn from a tree trunk in Schwerin Germany"

What to See in Germany This is somewhat of a scoop. Perhaps this is the first time you will have read about this (in English anyway) and seen pictures of it. You’ve seen it first in Easy Hiker! The Women of the Lake in Schwerin

This was another pleasant discovery we made during our hike around Schwerin, along the last lake we passed by, Ostorfer Ufer, before heading back to

The Women Of The Lake

Finding The Ideal Outdoor Shoes

"Hiking boots in every port"

My Ideal Outdoor Shoes

Price comparison sites are all the rage. They allow you to compare different providers of gas and electricity and different offers of cheap car insurance, different airlines and different types of meerkats. Some even extend the range of their offerings to sportswear.

I did not know this either until Idealo contacted us and asked us whether we were interested in the goods listed on their price

Finding The Ideal Outdoor Shoes

These Little Piggies

Where to Go in Germany We like bringing you scenes not only of the forests and fields of the hiking trails we’ve walked, but also fun discoveries we’ve made in the towns we visited. Meet the little Piggies of the Schweinsbrücke

Our recent hiking trip brought us to Schwerin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. (Read about that hike here.) As is usual, we did a day trip to a nearby town, Wismar, a

These Little Piggies

Fields of Dreams

Hiking trails do not go through forests all the time. As a visual respite, we welcome scenic fields from time to time, too. And during all our hikes, we have certainly seen quite a few dramatic field landscapes.

Our Hiking Fields of Dreams

This is the field in Auvers sur Oise that has inspired van Gogh’s painting Champ de Blé aux Corbeaux. Well, the wheat evidently went

Fields of Dreams

KONUS Makes Your Family Holiday In The Black Forest Lighter On The Pocket

Hiking in Germany What is KONUS?

Holidays are expensive things. For most families, they are easily the biggest item in their annual budget behind life’s essentials such as food, shelter and transport (such as the family car).

Travel and accommodation make up the largest chunk of holiday expenses, but by the time the holiday starts, they have already been accounted for, if not necessarily fully paid, and have lost their power

KONUS Makes Your Family Holiday In The Black Forest Lighter On The Pocket