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Exploring and Hiking Cinque Terre in Italy

We spent the last week of December 2022 at the Tyrrhenian coast of Italy, and decided to explore the incredible picturesque villages and landscapes which make up the Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The five villages are Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterossa al Mare,…

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Exploring and Hiking Cinque Terre - there is more parking options for boats than cars at this UNESCO site

Hiking with a Toddler: Tips and Advice

It is nothing short of wonderful to take your kids, big or small, with you out in nature for a hiking trip. All children are different, but there are still some common traits and needs for the different age groups when venturing out in the blue. Previously I wrote the article Hiking with a Baby:…

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Hiking with a toddler - be sure to lower the cockpit of the child carrier backpack as the child grows

Softshell vs Hardshell Jackets – What to choose?

If you need a jacket for protection against rain and wind, you can choose between a hardshell or a softshell jacket. While there are many similarities between hardshell and softshell jackets, the two garment types are ultimately made for different weather conditions. They also differ by breathability, weight, drying time, price and more. I own…

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Softshell vs Hardshell Jackets: Left a Hardshell jacket and right a Softshell jacket

Ibex Merino Journey T-shirt for Women Review

In summer I received two t-shirts from Ibex Merino, while Blaz got a pair of hiking boxers in return for unbiased reviews. I previously reviewed the Ibex Merino Tencel t-shirt which was particularly great for hot weather, while the Ibex Journey t-shirt is a more classic Merino-Nylon blend (89%/11%). Nevertheless, it is actually my first…

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Ibex Journey T-Shirt for Women - from the side.