Laura Walker Scott, a solo world-traveler, artist and blogger has recently announced on her blog Roam Far and Wide that her next adventure will be the 342-mile European Peace Walk. During the adventure Laura will be documenting the experience for her readers. Ms. Scott will be one of the few Americans taking part in the upcoming event. Fans and readers of the blog have rejoiced at the news and are looking forward to reading Scott’s experiences. Laura expects the event to be one of her most challenging experiences yet.
Scott wrote on her recent post announcing her next solo travel adventure: “In a few weeks I will embark on another walking adventure and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ll be walking the European Peace Walk (EPW), a walk that transits six Central European countries that were heavily affected by both World Wars: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy. I’ve never been to any of these countries!”
This year the European Peace Walk will be celebrating its second year. The annual event began in 2014 in commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of World War I, which resulted in the devastation of many of the countries that it now traverses including Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy. More than 200 people from all over the world are expected to participate in the 24-day walk which winds its way through 560 kilometers (347 miles) of hiking trail. Laura is greatly looking forward to a new facet to her European travel.
“Long walks are good for the soul and the body,” she commented. “I’m so excited and appreciative that I have the opportunity to walk through these countries and share the experience with my readers. I feel sure that treasure awaits!”
This year, the European Peace Walk is open between July 27th and August 25th, 2015, beginning in Austria and ending in Italy. Laura begins walking in mid-August and is currently raising funds for the journey through a crowdfunding campaign with a funding goal of $1000 USD which will help cover travel costs and costs incurred for the documentation of the adventure travel experience.
Laura Walker Scott is a solo world traveler, blogger and artist who is currently living her dream of traveling the world.