Our Crossings is nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award

A week ago, we received the Blogger Recognition Award from Francisco Bravo Cabrera, who is the man behind Eretxa. We are beyond thrilled to have been nominated and are so grateful to be accepting this award, it came as a big and lovely surprise! Thank you, Francisco, you certainly made my day! Definitely check out […]

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A year in review: Our Top 2019 Personal and Travel Highlights

Happy New Year everybody and thanks so much for following along with our family adventures. With the end of 2019 in plain sight everyone tends to look back on the previous 12 months and so do we. We had grand plans for last year – some of them failed, others succeeded. In the end, what […]

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Celebrating our 1st Blogiversary with gratitude, statistics and twinkling lights

Today marks a year since we started our blog and published our first post, how exciting is that? Yes, it’s been a whole year of blogging, editing, learning, growing, pouring out words and proofreading. And, thanks to the eventful festive season, the special day almost slipped by without us realising the anniversary had crept up. […]

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The essential 2020 County Donegal bucket list for adventure travellers

Exploring County Donegal has been an experience beyond words and living nearby has allowed us to continuously roam around this amazingly scenic corner of the world. If there is one thing that we discovered while touring trough perfect forest settings and taking photos of fields scattered with sunkissed flowers – there’s never a good reason […]

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A guide to responsible travel: 10 super easy ways to reduce your impact

As a family, we’ve spent the last 17 years travelling the world and trashing the Planet. And even though we only had one long haul flight to Vancouver – with most trips concentrating within European borders – we dared to start a travel blog with an idea to encourage other people to hop on planes […]

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Your ultimate guide to planning the best Edinburgh vacation in Scotland

On my recent trip to Edinburgh, there was rain, cancelled plans and a couple of blisters. But it was still perfect for me because visiting Edinburgh is all about finding new expressions and refreshing old experiences. The primary emotion that washed over me once the hissing doors of the bus shut behind my back and […]

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A local’s guide to Sligo: 7 amazing things to do on a Lough Gill loop drive

When I look back through time and space, the last year seem to have flown in a blink of an eye. This was the year I will look back on and remember climbing, surfing, exploring Sligo and living within these fleeting moments where summer flowers smelled like heaven, the air was deliciously crisp in autumn and […]

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Latvia travel guide: 7 festive things to do in beautiful Riga this Christmas

My grandfather was a forest ranger, and before the festive season started, he would saddle up a horse, with an open sledge and take all five grandchildren, wrapped up in thick winter coats for a ride deep into the woods to find a perfect Christmas tree. I still remember how we wrote letters in the […]

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Germany travel guide: How to spend a fantastic day in beautiful Munich

With a population of more than a 1.5 million and a surface area of about 310.4 km² Munich is the capital of Bavaria and Germanies third largest city, right after Berlin and Hamburgh. Anyone that plans to visit – there’s more to Munich than pretzels, tight leather pants and beer. Munich is where old meets new and where the […]

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Monday Mantra to live by: Choose your own family adventures

I didn’t grow up hearing much about travel, but life has its unexpected ways to reveal what’s out there if only you know were to look. Very early in my childhood, I made the most significant discovery in life by walking into my local library. Most of the books I read back then shaped my […]

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10 essential things to know before visiting the beautiful Triglav National Park

In case you are wondering where to go on your next hiking adventure, let us introduce Triglav National Park in Slovenia where each path brings its own majesty and where subtle light kissed mountain tops rise above beautiful valleys dotted with wildflowers. After hiking adventures in the Dolomites followed by a trip to Banff National […]

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8 Things We Never Thought We’d Miss About our homecountry Latvia

Standing on the Stone Bridge in Riga, I closed my eyes and let the warm sun-rays gently touch my face. Under my feet, Latvia’s grandest river Daugava was restlessly rushing faster than afternoon traffic and in front of me, confidently raising in the bluish sky, were pointy church towers. Two weeks we spent in Latvia […]

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Top 10 things to do in Edinburgh this autumn that are good for your soul

I love autumn. I love autumn and wait for it because it’s always amazing to see our favourite places shoving off different seasons coat. When summer fades away when days are growing shorter, and suddenly temperatures don’t go over 10’C;  I know it’s a time of new beginnings and it’s time for my trip to Edinburgh. […]

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16 awesome things to do in beautiful Sligo that will make you stay for more

When friends and family ask what we love most about Sligo, colourful autumn days, pretty wildflowers and coastal scenery springs to mind. Sligo is rich in charm, strong in character and living in this place provided yet another chapter of our life of growing. This is where we feel safe and comfortable – this place […]

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