Europe for weekend

The Europe for weekend cycle was born in my head with passion for photography, beautiful places and outdoor adventures. I want to show you how great you can spend time in Europe without having a long holiday, but using e.g. extended weekends. I hope that this cycle will be an inspiration for your European trips.

MADEIRA

The black beach and rocks Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela in Madeira – it’s worth going off the beaten tracks!

If you follow the route from Sao Vicente to Porto Moniz on Madeira, you must find some time for the rocky islands Ilheus da Ribeira and Janela. It's not a very popular place, but definitely worth seeing. Next to the of ...

Vereda Dos Balcões – hike on Madeira with an unique surprise

Recently I recommend you quite hardcore places and hicks that require high fitness level (you can read more about them here: The best hikes and levada walks in Madeira). That is why, to change this dynamic, I want to show ...

The most beautiful waterfalls in Madeira

I've written more than once about the fact that Portuguese Madeira is an unique island. Surrounded by the waters of the Atlantic, lies near the northern coast of Africa. Thanks to its mild climate it's often called the isl ...

The best hikes and levada walks in Madeira

The Portuguese island of Madeira, located in the Atlantic Ocean near the coast of Morocco, is in my opinion one of the most interesting destinations in Europe. The island is mountainous, of volcanic origin and has a tropic ...

Magical tropical Madeira – the Caldeirão Verde waterfall

Today I have something special for you - the first post from a new Europe for a weekend cycle, which we decided to create together with Michael from @snapshotsbymb. The Europe for a weekend project was conceived in our he ...

Pico do Arieiro – the most beautiful place for a sunrise on Madeira

Think about it for a while – when was the last time you visited a place that made you forget your name, where are you from, what year or even what time it was. A place where you didn’t feel the fatigue, your lack of sl ...

Austria

Mohnenfluh summit – sunrise in the Austrian Alps and one of the most difficult hikes in Lech Zürs

Me and my genius ideas. If you are here with me for a while, you know that I love all outdoor adventures. I’m great at finding new things that push me to the edges of my endurance and patience. And almost every time whil ...

Outdoor paradise – trek to the Seebensee lake in Tirol – practical tips

I’m starting the new year beautifully with a phenomenal natural place - Lake Seebensee - must see in Tirol and the most amazing treck we did with Michael from @snapshotsbymb during our last visit to Austria. We’ve been ...

The best place for paragliding in Tyrol, Austria

You know how much I love trying new things and setting myself new challenges! I try to live "here and now" and I don’tpostpone my life, but if I have a chance to have a new experience – I go for it!  However, the one ...

What to do in Achensee to spend an exciting, active weekend? – ideas for #europanaweekend

The Achensee region itself is associated with a place for a romantic or family getaway, because it is very peaceful and quiet here and offers relaxation close to nature, with a pinch of luxury in a hotel with spa. However, ...

Entners Am See – the most beautiful hotel by Lake Achensee in Austria

I haven’t recommended you any hotel for a long time and it’s because I only like to show you a very special and unique places around the world. If I stop at some, I try to choose the boutique ones with interesting desi ...

Switzerland

Grand Hotel Kronenhof – classic Swiss luxury and yoga retreat by the Alps

My last trip to Swiss Grisons was very intensive. During the week I did a few hikes, bicycle rides and climbing. At the very end I was looking forward for a weekend yoga retreat at the phenomenal Grand Hotel Kronenhof in P ...

Helicopter flight over glaciers and Engadine mountains in Switzerland

Another dream from the list is fulfilled! A helicopter flight in Switzerland over glaciers was one of the most beautiful experiences during my last trip.I don't know for how long I've been waiting for this, but sometimes y ...

Diavolezza – the best glaciers viewpoint in Swiss Grisons

As a break from hikes and super active days, which are not difficult to organize when in St. Moritz, I would like to introduce you  a place that is perfect for a little chillout. What's more, it  guarantees breathtaking ...

Million Stars Hotels – sleeping in Tiny House Gondel at 3000 m above the sea level in Switzerland

When I heard about the Million Stars Hotels project created in Switzerland, which is a base of unique accommodations under the open sky, I knew it was something for me. Just imagine this concept - the most beautiful nature ...

Zermatt – the most beautiful region in Switzerland – practical guide

I have visited Switzerland a few times, but my last summer hiking trip was the most spectacular. First of all, because I finally managed to make the famous Augstmatthorn trail - Interlaken and Augstmatthorn trail – the ...

Mornings in Switzerland, yoga among the hills and the amazing Rigi Kaltbad Hotel overlooking the Alps

Recently I have written a lot about the outdoor side of Switzerland, its hikes, glaciers and discovering the most beautiful natural wonders. Be sure to read Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (Klein Matterhorn) in Switzerland ...

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (Klein Matterhorn) in Switzerland – overwhelming power of nature and the views on 14 glaciers

You know what is the most interesting thing for me in outdoor hikes? Views discovered a bit by accident, casually, the ones you're not expecting and those which in their own lazy way emerge from the horizon and are like a ...

Interlaken and Augstmatthorn trail – the most awaited hike in Switzerland

My first day in Switzerland started already at full speed. Three hours of sleep and early wake up at 4 AM to catch the sunrise in the mountains. Interlaken looks like it has been plunged into darkness and silence when I'm ...

Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge – the longest suspension bridge in Europe – just don’t look down!

My first reaction to the info that in the Switzerland there is the longest suspension bridge in Europe was easy to predict: I won’t miss it, not for the world! Up till now I’ve dealt with suspension bridges only in Nep ...

5 Lakes Trail in Zermatt – the less you expect, the more you receive!

Have you ever experienced such paradox: the less you expect from the place you’re visiting, the more it seems to prove how wrong you were? During this trip to Switzerland I had a precise list of places I wanted to vis ...

The most beautiful pics that will make you fall in love with Switzerland

This is my last post from Switzerland, but probably the most spectacular one. What can be better inspiration than amazing pictures? Switzerland is magical and it was a pleasure to photograph its beauty. Have a look on the ...

Plaine Morte Glacier trekking and my mountain “must haves”

Switzerland is a perfect place for those who love adventures and mountainous challenges. And Crans-Montana region, so where I am today, is famous of its beautiful tracks. I’ve done a few tracks already, even one that ...

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