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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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A River Walk in Tuscany

Volterra is a short drive to the town of Colle di Val d’Elsa — a beautiful and low-key town in Western Tuscany-the province of Siena. There is an upper part, that is older and more historical, with a castle (and … Continue reading

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A Few Reasons to Venture to Umbria

Tuscany gets all the press, but Umbria has its own special perks. Here are a few of my favorite reasons to venture into the “green heart of Italy”. Country roads with lush scenery and no tolls Driving in Italy may … 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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Abruzzo & the Gran Sasso

After a week in the Le Marche region, we navigated the picturesque local roads heading south, to the dramatic Abruzzo Region. We are visiting the Abruzzo region for the first time to explore several of their beautiful parks for hiking. … Continue reading

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Day Hikes on the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is better known for its busy resort towns, packed with high-rise condos and crowded beaches. But if you want to explore the rugged coastline of northeast Spain, you can still find some colorful and more peaceful villages. … 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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Home Again

As much as I love to travel, I’m just as happy when I first arrive home. Even in the airport, I suddenly sense that I’m closer to home when I hear more English spoken and start to notice the Pacific … Continue reading

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