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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.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

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Just over the border from Switzerland, in Leymen, France, lies the ruine of Landskrone Castle.  The castle accessible by tram 11, makes for a beautiful day hike, a wonderful opportunity for guests or a lovely frolic through times past.  For more information and images of Landskrone, we invite you to another post.

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This post is part of the Daily Posts’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

Photo of the Week – May 22nd

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Tucked away in the central part of Tuscany is the hill top town of San Gimignano.  This is quite a nice town, which we had stopped by on several occations.  What makes it so nice?  For one thing, there is a place to have a gelato that leaves you reminiscing about it long after you’ve left, A quite shop that has the best Amaretti Cookies we’ve found, and many photo ops throughout the town.

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The “Photo of the Week” on More 2 Explore is taken from our collection of travel photos throughout the past eight–years (of living abroad) 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.)

Sculpture Trail – Reinach

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Hidden among the trees in a tiny forest known as Leywald, sits a small oasis for children. With over 40 wooden sculptures, a gigantic bench to play on and a perfect resting spot to grill a sausage over a fire, this is a must – see for parents with children.

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Hike through the forest, discover beautifully handcrafted sculptures and enjoy a day with the children in a natural setting.

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How to get there?

Tram 11 towards Aesch

Exit tram at Reinach Süd

Follow signs to “Schulhaus Fiechten”

 One side of the trail does not contain any sculptures, and we made the mistake by starting off here. To avoid the disappointment, simply stick to the right of the trail where you will see a sign Skulpturenweg. The walk from the tram takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes and you will pass a small farm on your right as you approach the start of the trail.

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The admission cost is free and the trail would be suitable for families with strollers, if you have a large wheeled, all terrain pram.

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Be sure to bring water, sausages or bread to cook over an open fire and have a wonderful time. If grilling isn’t your thing, pack a picnic lunch and take advantage of the large bench that will easily accommodate an entire family. There are garbage cans available at this location, and wood for creating your fire. There are no restroom facilities available.

2015-03-18-Kids_22 The trail takes approximately one hour to walk through, but prepare to stop a lot with children. My children were in love with the ball bahn and we spent about 45 minutes just on that portion of the trail.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Forces of Nature

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In the Swiss Alps, you can find the Aletsch Glacier, the largest in the Alps and estimated to be up to 1km thick!  It can be viewed from many different areas along its 23 km (14 miles) of length from the top of Jungfrau to Belalp.  This photo was taken from Belalp, were we recommend a nice place to get away to nature as well.

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This was submitted as part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature.

Photo of the Week – May 1st

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An easy day trip from Basel, Switzerland lies the town of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.  Set against a hill along a lake and among vineyards, this quaint town in the French speaking region has plenty to offer, and a lot less when visiting on a holiday (as we did). Here is a photo of a newsstand, edited in Black and White, giving it a historic appearance.

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The “Photo of the Week” on More 2 Explore is taken from our collection of travel photos throughout the past eight–years (of living abroad) 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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