Naturalist, writer, social media, homeschooler, backpacker, cross-country skier. Currently in Montana and planning a year-long European adventure. Chronicling our family's fun at www.travelingmel.com and on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/travelingmel
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While in Slovenia, we spent a few days at Lake Bled and in the Bohinj Valley. We got lucky and were able to ice skate on Lake Bled. The lake only freezes every 5-8 years and this was the last day of 2017 with safe ice. More about our two days in Lake Bled: http://travelingmel.com/winter-lake-bled-slovenia/
Hiking atop Hvar Island in Croatia. We were so fortunate to have an Airbnb host who loved to hike and was looking for people to explore with. That's us! The bonus, is that our youngest son, who does not love hiking, follows more easily when someone he doesn't know well is in the lead. We covered 20 km and summited a hill on this walk -- his longest ever. More from Hvar on the TravelingMel blog: http://travelingmel.com/things-to-do-in-hvar/
Don't you love finding something unexpected and wonderful? That's how I felt about this campground on the Olympic Peninsula. We only stayed at Dungeness Recreation Area because we couldn't get a campground reservation in Olympic National Park. The private campsites and access to a five-mile long spit in the Puget Sound will probably draw us back. Next time, I am staying in the lighthouse!
My campground review is here: http://travelingmel.com/dungeness-recreation-area-campground/