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Photo of the week: Klöntalersee is a natural lake found in Glarus, Switzerland in the Alps. The beautiful lake also serves as a reservoir for electricity production. There is a great hiking trail that takes you up 1800 meters (5500 feet) to a mountain pass and loops around for stunning views. CLICK HERE to see more photos from [...]
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), the largest church in Germany. Construction of the cathedral started in 1248 and was not completed until 1880. CLICK HERE to see more photos of Köln, Germany.
Photo of the week: Süleymaniye Mosque as seen from Hamdi Restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey. To see more photos of Istanbul, Turkey CLICK HERE.
Photo of the week: Lycian Tomb of Amyntas, built in 4th Century B.C, carved into into sheer rock on a cliff above Fethiye, Turkey. On its walls is written in Greek letters “Amyntou tou Ermagiou”, telling us that Amyntas was the son of Hermagios. This tomb is the largest and highest, so we can assume Amyntas was a very [...]
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Sunrise balloon ride over mystical Cappadocia, Turkey. Not planning on visiting Turkey any time soon, but want to go for a ride? Consider options closer to home. Hot air balloon rides depart daily at the break of dawn across wine country in Northern California. I recently received a complimentary ride with Calistoga [...]
… but needs to work on height and hang time! I didn’t get big air on my first jump, but I was happy to FINALLY be off the water! Photo of the week: My first jump while kitesurfing in El Gouna, Egypt. To see more photos of kitesurfing in El Gouna, Egypt CLICK HERE.
Photo of the week: Lake Carezza is in the Dolomites mountain range in South Tyrol, Italy. The surface of the lake gleams with colors of the rainbow for reasons that can only be explained by local legend. According to legend … in Lake Carezza there once lived a beautiful water nymph, who often sat and sang [...]
Photo of the week: Sunset on Manarola village, one of the “Five Lands” in Cinque Terre, Italy. To see more photos of Cinque Terre, Italy CLICK HERE.
Photo of the week: Looking down upon the terracotta-tiled roofline of Varenna, from Agriturismo Castello Di Vezio, a great place to enjoy your stay in peaceful solitude in an idyllic natural setting. Varenna is a small town situated on Lake Como and nestled into the mountainside. Located in the Province of Lecco in the Italian [...]
feels like San Francisco … but is not San Francisco! WHERE AM I??? This photo was taken in Lisbon, Portugal, a city I would immediately feel right at home in for obvious reasons. Lisbon’s Ponte de 25 Abril suspension bridge (the longest of its type in Europe) looks almost identical to San Francisco’s iconic symbol. The [...]
Your boyfriend lets you fly his brand new 2012 Cabrinha Swtichblade 6m kite before he does! To see more photos from kiting in Dakhla, Western Sahara CLICK HERE!
Photo of the week: Tizi-n Tichka is a mountain pass in Morocco, linking the south-east of Marrakesh to the city of Ouarzazate through the High Atlas mountains. It reaches an altitude of 2260 m above sea level. To see more photos of the drive over the pass CLICK HERE.