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Lac de Melu in the Valley of Restonica

Lac de Melu in the Valley of Restonica

Photo of the week: Hiked to Lac de Melu, a lake high up (5,610 feet) in the valley of Restonica, central Corsica.  To see more photos of the hike CLICK HERE.

Canyoning in Corsica

Canyoning in Corsica

When I told a friend I was going canyoning while in Corsica, she asked “how canyoning is different to hiking?” At the time I didn’t know the answer myself as I had only recently witnessed a group of canyoneers for the first time while I was exploring the gorges of the Solenzara River. I watched as […]

Corsican Minestra Soup

Corsican Minestra Soup

Discovering new places to eat in foreign lands is as much fun for me as trying new foods. I am not the kind of person who researches where to eat before traveling somewhere new. I find the hunt for food a fun adventure in itself. As it is with travel and love, I prefer serendipity in […]

Bonifacio – my favorite Corsican city

Bonifacio – my favorite Corsican city

Teetering on the edge of magnificent limestone cliffs is the ancient and idyllic fortress town of Bonifacio. For all of the beautiful reasons seen below, Bonifacio is my favorite town on the French island of Corsica. Panorama view from the citadel when you climb up the “montée.” Looking out into the deep blue mediterranean sea! […]

Deep Blue Sea

Deep Blue Sea

Photo of the week: The deep blue Mediterranean Sea as seen from a coastal cliff near Bonifacio, Corsica. To see more photos of Corsica CLICK HERE

Gorges of the Solenzara River

Gorges of the Solenzara River

Solenzara is a small village on the east coast of Corsica, at the foot of the Bavella mountain. The Solenzara river winds its way down from the mountains to the coast creating many natural swimming pools and waterfalls.  Simply gorgeous offering fun outdoor activities from canyoning, swimming, hiking, and canoeing in the gorges.

Corsica a mountain in the sea

Corsica a mountain in the sea

I knew nothing of Corsica before I spent two weeks  in June camping and driving around the small island in the mediterranean sea. All I saw impressed me greatly. The island appears to be one big green mountain, and in fact two-thirds of the island is mountains forming a single chain. I enjoyed driving along […]

Siena – a lovely medieval city rooted in tradition

Siena – a lovely medieval city rooted in tradition

A visit to Tuscany is not complete without exploring the lovely medieval city of Siena. Located only 1.5 hour drive from Florence, it makes for any easy day trip, but I recommend a more leisurely drive through the Chianti region stopping at vineyards and small towns along the way. The city was built upon three […]

Castellina in Chianti in Tuscany

Castellina in Chianti in Tuscany

From Florence you can reach Siena by car in 1.25 hours on the freeway. Or you can do what we did and leisurely drive through the Tuscan countryside, stopping to explore the small villages and to taste wine at the many vineyards scattered throughout the Chianti hills. The Chianti region is well known for producing […]

Piazza del Campo & the Palio – Siena, Italy

Piazza del Campo & the Palio – Siena, Italy

Photo of the week: Panorama view of the Piazza del Campo and the Palazzo Comunale in the center of Siena, Italy. Twice a year (July 2 and August 16) the horse race, Palio di Siena, is held around the edges of the piazza. Historical records indicate the famous horse race has been taking place in […]

Florence – you take my breath away

Florence – you take my breath away

Firenze …  the birthplace of the Renaissance. A city so beautiful and magnificent you leave speechless and in awe. Because pictures are worth 1000 words and Florence is a city of art, I feel it is best described through photographs. The old Ponte Vecchio Bridge … born in the 13th century and the only bridge to survive […]

Rapperswil, Switzerland – the city of roses

Rapperswil, Switzerland – the city of roses

Photo of the week: Rapperswil, Switzerland, aka Tom’s hometown. I always love going back to visit and I miss living in this beautiful little town on the lake which was my home away from home for three months in 2012. Rapperswil is called the city of roses because more than 16,000 roses that bloom in […]

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