Category Archives: Hiking

A Few Day Hikes near Lake Geneva

For our first week in Switzerland, we thought we’d start out with a few easy hikes near our base town of Morges. Located on Lake Geneva, in the southwestern part of Switzerland, Morges is close to many scenic hiking areas. … Continue reading

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On the Road Again, thanks to Home Exchange

This blog is mostly about travels in Italy, which is my favorite place to be. But when an opportunity to visit Switzerland came our way, we couldn’t resist. We had joined the Home Exchange community for some short trips in … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to visit Bellingham in the Summertime

My hometown of Bellingham is one of the best places to spend the summer. The days are long—more than 16 hours of sunlight—without bugs or humidity. The temperatures are perfect for exploring Bellingham Bay, hanging out in town or hiking … Continue reading

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Day Hikes near Sulmona

The month of May is usually warm and sunny in Italy, but this year, it turned unseasonably cold the week we arrived in the Abruzzo Region. We decided to be flexible and were fortunate to fit in a few nice … Continue reading

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A Day Hike in the Pyrénées

The majestic Pyrenees create a natural border between Spain and France. The range stretches across the Iberian Peninsula from the Bay of Biscay, in the west, to the Mediterranean Sea in the east. From Bilbao in Northern Spain, one can … Continue reading

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A Day Hike on the Sauk Mountain Trail

July is one of the best times to hike the Sauk Mountain Trail, just east of Mount Vernon, Washington. After a long and cold winter, even July might be too early for this hike, if you want to reach the … Continue reading

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Villas and Vistas

Italy has several beautiful lakes in the northern region, but the favorite seems to be Lake Como. This uniquely shaped lake looks like the letter Y, only upside down. We decided to end our stay in Italy by relaxing on … Continue reading

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