Mother Nature’s vivid showcase of fall foliage color always provides a treat for those lucky enough to see them. Continue reading
There are 82 peaks in the Alps with altitude over 4000 meters, and Breithorn, Matterhorn’s neighbour, is considered easiest of them all. Continue reading
Only a few kilometers from Bled, one of Slovenia’s most popular tourist attractions, is the Vintgar gorge, Continue reading
Few photos from nature park Arboretum Volcji Potok that we visited just recently, together with hordes of visitors from all parts of Slovenia and neighbouring countries.
After two days of heavy rain, we just knew that a short trip to wild landscape of karst valley Rakov Škocjan is a great idea. Continue reading
From the moment we woke in the morning, we knew we were in for a great day of exploring. Continue reading
Another beautiful spring weekend spent in the heart of Martuljek mountains. Continue reading
Past few weeks we were quite busy with works around the house and consequently we were left with no time for weekend trips. Continue reading
It is a common perception, that when campgrounds close down, you have to put a camping equipment some place safe and wait for the next season. But it is far from that. This is the time when fun begins, this is the time that promises the real taste of adventure.
There are only few things that can match spending the night in a cosy sleeping bag under the stars or witnessing the sun gradually rising above the surrounding peaks in the morning.
Just recently results from an experiment conducted by the University of Colorado were published, describing the positive effect of spending a few nights under the stars away from civilization, on our internal body clock and consequently better sleep.
Our urban life in super fancy modern houses is stealing from us our needed natural light. On the other side, we get artificial light from our electronic gadgets and this is causing disturbances in our circadian rhythm, disturbances in levels of melatonin hormone and so called social jet lag. On long term, it seems to be connected to increased risk of obesity, diabetes and other diseases.
From my early childhood, when we were spending weekends and summer vacations in the mountains, I am fascinated by alpine meadows, pastures with unique architecture and a traditional shepherd’s lifestyle.
Nowdays, most of the alpine meadows is not active anymore, but still there are some that are inhabited during summer months, where dairy products are produced using old method, where one can still feel the rhythm of the past, when life was much simpler.
Sure there were difficulties, there was poverty, hard work just to survive. But still they were much happier, they loved their life. And today…advanced technologies, money, power, 24/7 connected to work, internet. We live together but barely talk to each other, and when we do it is mostly in the form of text messages. We rush from one place to another, we have hundreds of goals, obstacles, temptations.
I might be comparing horrible things of present days with easy and good things of the past, but still have a feeling, that life was much simpler and easier in the past.