Tagged: nature

Hiking in autumn

Rondane: Norway’s Oldest National Park

Rondane National Park. Tucked away? Barely. Rondane stretches over 963 km². It is one park in a cluster of many enchanting national parks, each with its own characteristics and pull. I’d never been and wanted to...

Forest scene

Oslo’s Nordmarka: My Backyard

When was the last time you explored your own backyard? This particular Sunday in August was arguably the last one of the summer, or so they claimed. I therefore eagerly strapped on my hiking...

Icelandic hot spring

Making Friends in Iceland

When I worked for the travel app, I would often work from abroad. I would spend my days testing the app and finding new contacts and places that I thought should be added. We...

Fort Davis, TX: Desert Paradise

I’ve always sought the weird in life. Weird studies, weird travel destinations, even down to embracing weird food. So when my sister and brother-in-law bought a cabin near Fort Davis over a decade ago,...

Arthur's Seat

Charming Edinburgh

I’ve always been a bit of a fan of Scotland. It feels a lot like coming home. The landscape reminds me of a cross between Iowa and Norway. I enjoy the traditions that Scottish...

Yarra Valley

Creeks

No, not creeks in your knees or creeks in the floors. Creeks–or cricks, in Iowan. On our trip back to Melbourne from the NSW coast, we crossed and saw several rivers and creeks–including the...

Bells Beach

Waves of Peace

I lay down on the board, and pretend to take a nap. The waves have died down a bit, allowing for some playtime in the water. The small waves gently hit my board, just...

Great Ocean Road

Getting OUT of the city

Had I been looking, I would have seen the wombat. Before moving to Australia 10 months ago, I had heard there was not much life in Australian nature. It was apparently pretty red, pretty...

Yarra Bend Park

Finding Nature in the City

G’day; it’s 23 C and sun: let’s go for a walk in Yarra Bend park! We’ve got our bag with water and some food. We’ve got proper shoes on and high spirits. The phone...