Military knights, castle ruins, gothic churches, windmills and gingerbread! Torun, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a great base to explore this part of Poland.
Kootenay, the quietest of the four Rocky Mountain National Parks, was the perfect place for us to camp, hike and explore. Close to Banff National Park - a 30 minute drive to our campsite, it is easy to explore by foot or by car - we are doing both! History,
Only an hour away from Banff, a trip to Kootenay National Park is well worth it! Not only do you cross the Great Divide, there is camping, day hikes, lakes, rivers and paint pots.
We went looking for Celtic fort ruins and we found them! High up on Mount Santa Trega we found a castro made up of oval dwellings. Home to 5,000 inhabitants at its zenith in the 1st century BC. Spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal and the Miño River
A beautiful seaside escape - A Guarda, Spain is one of my favourites.
One of the mountain castles of León, Cornatel Castle is just far enough off the main tourist route to ensure you will probably have the castle to yourself!
Whenever I get in the car I always have the urge to turn off the main road and take a backroad. Luckily I came across this gem of a castle found in Villanueva de Jamuz!
Smuggler Cove is a gorgeous all-weather anchorage on the south side of the Sechelt Peninsula. To access this park by land - hike a 4 km trail from the parking lot just off Highway 101. Fantastic!
On the Sunshine Coast, just a ferry ride away from bustling Vancouver BC, it is possible to find activities, nature trails and beach time.
Every year Hospital de Orbigo, Spain hosts the Justas Medievales del Paso Honroso. The first weekend in June brings a celebration of medieval artisans, games, food and music celebrating the legend of Don Suero de Quiñones.
Wish you were here! The sunset is spectacular tonight.
El Páramo - a hilly, windswept, barren landscape 30 minutes south of León is where this unique winery is located. We visited in autumn, just as the grapes were being harvested - the perfect time!
The view from niMu Azotea Restaurant in León! This is a wonderful terrace with a signature cocktail menu!
"If prieto picudo and albarín blanco were an animal they would be a lynx. Unique, ancestral and almost extinct. Those are our grapes". - Leyenda de Páramo Winery
Arribes del Duero - an impressive natural gorge carved by the Duero River. We caught a river boat and explored a tiny bit of this majestic canyon!
Where to begin! It has it all - a heritage building, a children's book, cocktails, live music, sunsets and the beach!
Astorga is one of my favourite cities in Spain. It is close to León and absolutely full of Spanish charm. Make sure to bring some shoes that you don’t mind getting wet — keep reading to see why!
One of Laura's favourite local museums to visit in Spain is a working museum of traditional pottery-making in the province of León, the Alfar Museo.