Tag Archives: Hiking

Hiking the Val Gardena

Most Americans who travel to Italy don’t think about hiking here, but they should. Italy has more than 30 National Parks and even more regional parks — all with miles of hiking trails. Each time we visit this amazing country, … 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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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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A Few More Hikes

Although the Path of the Gods is spectacular, our other two hikes were also scenic and fun. From the town of Minori, there are several hikes that lead to other towns. The first day, we walked uphill to Ravello, a … Continue reading

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The Path of the Gods

A dramatic name for a great hike on the Amalfi Coast… You can start this famous and scenic hike from several towns near Amalfi. Some people start in Praiano, on the coast or you can take a bus up to … Continue reading

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La Bella Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast After our adventures in Naples, it was a relief to arrive in the pleasant city of Salerno, the southern gateway to the Amalfi Coast. From there, we took the blue SITA bus to Minori, the lovely town … Continue reading

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Exploring Sonoma

During the Thanksgiving holidays we were fortunate to spend some time in the town of Sonoma, California, well-known for great wines, beautiful weather and a historic plaza that still functions as the heart of the town. This is where the … Continue reading

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