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A hiking trail in the Black Forest Germany. The Black Forest Railway passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe. Think pine forests rock faces and Hanzel and Gretel-style villages. From Offenburg to Hornberg the train takes you through grassy fields and past small villages. After that deep green pines cover the landscape until you reach the shores of Lake Constance (Konstanz). How to get there : The Black Forest line operates on the route from Offenburg - Konstanz (fully…

Home Lake, Constance Pass, Olympic National Park, Washington State

From magical castles to gorgeous hikes through the Black Forest, here are 7 day trips from Stuttgart, Germany, to take this year!

Hiking the Cross-Island Track (Rarotonga). 'A Cook Islands sojourn usually involves lots of good eating and drinking, and lazy days on the beach. The perfect balance to this tropical relaxation is to challenge yourself on Rarotonga’s Cross-Island Track. The three- to four-hour hike via the 413m-high Te Rua Manga (The Needle) immerses walkers in some of the island’s most spectacular scenery.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/rarotonga-and-the-cook-islands/rarotonga

Better yet, the coolest hike ever… While on my recent adventure in Salzburg, we stopped by for a few hours of exploration at the alpine gorge only open in the summer, Leichtenstenklamm (pronouncation unknown). Originally installed in 1875, the 4km of …