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Cycling in Tuscany

Cycling in Tuscany

November 20, 2009

When I worked guiding cycling tours in Italy, the first question I got in the mornings over breakfast was Where are the hills on today’s route? People had booked their trips having understood the level of difficulty of the trip,…

Biking in the Dolomites: An Easy, Scenic Ride from Italy to Austria

Biking in the Dolomites: An Easy, Scenic Ride from Italy to Austria

August 14, 2009

You’d never guess from looking at the photo below that any biking path in the Dolomite mountains in northern Italy could be easy. But the paved cycling route from San Candido, in the Sud Tyrol region of Italy, to Lienz,…

Hiking the Italian Riviera: Camogli

Hiking the Italian Riviera: Camogli

July 27, 2009

The Amalfi Coast and the Cinque Terre may be the most well-known spots in Italy for walking trails with incredible views of the Mediterranean coastline; but here’s an equally spectacular, more off-the-beaten track suggestion: spend a few days in the fishing village of Camogli (photo…

Aosta: 10 Best Things To Do in the Summertime

Aosta: 10 Best Things To Do in the Summertime

July 13, 2009

Aosta and its surrounding valley get a lot of attention during ski season, but if you’re not a skiier, or if you plan to visit in the summer, pay attention. Here are the best things to do in the summertime…

Honeymoon Itinerary for the Adventurous Couple

Honeymoon Itinerary for the Adventurous Couple

March 13, 2009

An Italy Beyond the Obvious destination honeymoon itinerary for the adventurous couple was featured on the SavvyBlog at OneWed.com today, check it out!

Visiting the Cinque Terre

Visiting the Cinque Terre

October 13, 2008

  Picture this:  You’re walking along a narrow dirt and rock trail several hundred feet above the blue, blue Mediterranean sea. You are surrounded by fig, lemon, and olive trees, flower gardens and vineyards. Several hundred feet up the slope is the road where, yes, there…

Hiking in the Dolomites

Hiking in the Dolomites

August 06, 2008

I grew up hiking in Canada’s Rocky Mountains, and I must say that hiking in the Dolomites is at least as spectacular and more hiker-friendly: no bears! Dolomites lifts are open in the summertime The reason it’s so easy for…

Climbing the Stromboli Volcano, Sicily

Climbing the Stromboli Volcano, Sicily

August 05, 2008

Climbing Sicily’s Stromboli volcano was absolutely spectacular, and my Italy trip planning clients I’ve sent up the volcano concur: it’s definitely a bucket-list hike. But the logistics are not insignificant. My husband and I climbed the volcano during our two-week…

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