Bicaz Gorges, Romania
Photograph by Cornelia Dörr, Wild Wonders of Europe
Photographers from across Europe recently took part in the Wild Wonders of Europe project, traveling the continent in search of its natural beauty and wildlife. They captured peaks, gorges, and other mountain landscapes—as well as some of the animals that live there. Pictured here: Bicaz Gorges, Cheile Bicazului-Hăşmaş National Park, Carpathians, Transylvania, Romania
Read more: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/european-parks/mountains-photos/
Slovenia lies at the eastern end of the great arc of the Alpine range. It's a small but beautiful country that some have called "Europe in Miniature." The great news for mountain hikers is that Slovenia offers memorable trail experiences in a less-frequented part of the Alps. In Slovenia's Julian and Kamnik-Savinja Alps you'll find the quintessential elements of the Alpine landscape--soaring peaks, deep forests, lovely mountain villages, and flower-bedecked meadows. For those of you who love the Dolomites of Italy, the Alps of Slovenia provide the perfect way to continue an exploration of the scenic eastern Alps.
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A Little help
If you are like most other Europe families, you and your family may be taking a summer vacation this year. If you are planning a summer vacation, have you already selected a summer vacation destination? If you have yet to decide where you and your family will vacation, you are encouraged to consider the family fun that you and your family can have in Europe Mountain adventure. All Europe Mountain is also known for its romantic environment and atmosphere; however, the mountain is not just limited to those looking to experience a romantic getaway. In fact, there are a number of “family friendly,” activities that you and your children may find exciting.
When visiting mountain, you will have to make overnight accommodations for the length of your trip. In Europe, these accommodations are most often made at a resort. The good news for families is that there are a number of popular vacation resorts that are designed with adults and children in mind. The resorts are often referred to as “family friendly,” resorts.
The activities and events that can be found on a “family friendly,” resort will vary. Many mountain resorts offer different onsite activities, facilities, and services. Despite the fact that no two resorts are the same, there are a number of common activities that you may find available at most “family friendly,”. These activities may include, but should not be limited to, swimming, boating, fishing, sunbathing, and playing outdoor sports.
In addition to the above mentioned activities, many “family friendly,” resorts offer kid’s clubs or onsite childcare centers. You and your children may find these facilities beneficial, in more ways than one. If you are looking to receive a few private minutes with your spouse or you would like to spend time alone relaxing by the beach, you can easily drop your child off at an onsite childcare center. While onsite childcare centers are nice, not all Europe Mountain resorts have them. If you need childcare, you will want to search for a resort that offers the service onsite.
Mountain resorts are not the only locations in Mountains that can be considered “family friendly.” If you and your family wish to shop, dine, and sightsee, you can easily do so. Along the shoreline and inland there are a number of restaurants, shopping centers, and historical landmarks that have a focus on families.
While shopping, sightseeing, and dinning is important, there are additional activities that you and your family may enjoy. all Mountain resorts has a number of different museums. If you are interested in incorporating education into your vacation, you can easily do so. In addition Mountain is also famous for its focus on animal discoveries. You and your children may find it exciting to learn about the animals, plants, and treasures that can be found deep in the forest.
With a small amount of research and planning, you can easily schedule a Mountain vacation. With an unlimited number of cool activities, services, and facilities available, a Mountain vacation is likely to please everyone in your family.
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