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Welcome – Wilkommen – Bienvenido – Bienvenue – Benvenuto – Bainvegni

Once in awhile it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley

Welcome to our travel site:  More 2 Explore.

We hope this site inspires individuals to live the lives they were meant to live; to get out into this vast, beautiful world and explore more. To realize there is more to this life than the traditional 9 to 5.  We also plan to share our travel, cultural and educational experiences with our followers.

Keep checking, the header image changes randomly, now 61!
Our Followers have asked for it, now the headers include where the image was taken…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

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As part of the Daily Posts’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow, here is some thing from our recent trip to Iceland.  Not a bad place to camp for the night!

2014-08-10 - Iceland 800This photo was taken at the Jökulsárlón (Glacier Lagoon).

 

Photo of the Week – December 12

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The photo below was taken high above Grindelwald on a very snowy and beautiful day.

This weekend we will be celebrating our son’s birthday with a little trip and some big time fun!  Here’s to another wonderful year!

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The “Photo of the Week” on More 2 Explore is taken from our collection of travel photos throughout the past seven – years and is typically from the same month for which it is posted. Be sure to click “follow” to see more photos each week! (usually posts on Friday.)

Photo of the Week – Dec. 5th

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Don’t forget to take full advantage of all that is happening in Basel over the next few weekends including:

Santa’s on Motorbikes – December 6 – Starting at Messeplatz and finishing at Marktplatz.  Start time 16:00.

Niggi Näggi will be visiting the children on December 6 at the Basel Zoo, Globus, & Volkhaus Basel.

Christmas Tree Purchasing & Decorating – Trees are everywhere!  Purchase your Christmas tree at your local grocery store, IKEA, OBI or go the good old – fashioned route (AKA the Griswold Family Christmas) and find one in the forest…is that legal?

Christmas Markets and Robi Spiel – Robi Spiel is now open in Münsterplatz (Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 19:00 & weekdays 13:30 – 19:00) with trains to ride, glass to be blown, gingerbread to decorate and hot chocolate to drink.  Don’t miss this magical experience and be sure to remember your Familienpass to save money!

Walk up to the top of the Münster to catch a glimpse of the festive city and maybe even some snow!

Snuggle up at home, make some hot chocolate, put on a Christmas movie and simply relax!

Have a beautiful and healthy weekend!

Caving

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Höllgrotten Baar

2014-10-16-Mrshc_094Switzerland never ceases to amaze me. Just when we think we have covered a great deal of this country, we are gently reminded that we have not even scrapped the surface. On our recent trip to Morschach (a little gem of an area) we took a day trip to explore the Höllgrotten caves in Baar.

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This was a new experience for us, as we had never been inside caves before and well, to be perfectly honest, birth canal spelunking is certainly not my thing. A bit leery, but up for the adventure, we headed out to explore this 150-year-old grotto.

2014-10-16-Mrshc_059 After catching the bus, we jumped off  at Tobelbrücke and enjoyed a 30-minute hike through woods, along a small river and made our way to the caves. Once inside the caves, the official tour takes about 45– minutes depending on how many stops you make. Our children enjoyed the experience as they kept referring to the Stalactites and Stalagmites to crystals, which kept them fully engaged for the entire experience.

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Things to keep in mind:

The caves are quite cold, so dress accordingly.

The inside of the caves are well lit and illuminated, however, watch your step!

We elected to carry our youngest child due to pools of water and the slippery ground.

If you go by bus, be prepared to hike to the destination. When we visited the caves, the first section of the trail was rather slippery and steep.

Opening Times:

April 1 – October 31 daily from 9 – 5pm   Information: http://www.hoellgrotten.ch

Photo of the Week – Nov. 29th

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This photo was taken in Bremgarten, Switzerland on a cold afternoon as the sun was setting.  Bremgarten is located in the canton of Aargau and is a lovely little medieval village. Have a wonderful and warm weekend!

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The “Photo of the Week” on More 2 Explore is taken from our collection of travel photos throughout the past seven – years and is typically from the same month for which it is posted. Be sure to click “follow” to see more photos each week! (usually posts on Friday.)

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