Jeff talks about the Palio Horse Race in Siena, Italy. It’s one of the greatest horse races that no one has ever heard of!
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Don’t Make this Travel Mistake
Jeff shares a travel mistake that he sees happen all too regularly. If you’re traveling to Europe, don’t make this same mistake!
Italian Red Sauce Recipe
Today Jeff shares his Grandmother’s Italian Red Sauce Recipe.
Favorite Rain Jacket
A Norwegian girl once told me, “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing”, which is probably a popular saying in Norway, which I’m pretty sure has lots of bad weather. And it’s also probably why the best foul weather gear in the world is made there. Jeff shares his favorite rain jacket today.
Group vs Solo Travel…Which is Right for You?
Today I share some of my thoughts about group travel vs solo travel. Each has it’s pros and cons, but one might be better for you.
St Croix – Top Ten Travel Tips
Considering going to St Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands?
St. Croix is one of my favorite Caribbean islands. Blessed with beautiful beaches and lush scenery, it offers lots to do and see for the adventurous traveler. Here is an assortment of ten helpful tips to enhance your travels to this island gem.
Hiking in Italy
In many ways Italy is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Crammed into this relatively tiny peninsula you’ll find an endless variety of local cultures, cuisines, dialects, and of course…landscapes. If you’re like me, your love of the outdoors leads you to walk and hike in as many places across the globe as possible. If it has amazing scenery, I want to trek through it! That being said, it’s no wonder that Italy is one of my favorite destinations to explore on foot, daypack in place, walking stick in hand. The variety of the many Italian regions provide enough unique experiences to last a lifetime of trails.
Since I have been leading walking and hiking trips for many years in Italy, one of the most common questions I field is: “Where should I go hiking in Italy?” Like many questions…the answer is: “Depends.” To learn more, read my article on hiking in Italy.
The Shocking Truth About Foreign Electricity
The one issue you can’t dodge when traveling is how to deal with foreign electricity. Especially in this day and age when everyone, even your Granny, travels with a laptop, an iphone, or a tablet. Not to mention battery chargers, hair dryers, and all of the other nifty electric and electronic gadgets that make our life easier when traveling abroad.
Jeff gives you the information you need to know before your next great adventure. Click below to read more…
Jeff shares one of his favorite Sicilian dishes
Since we have two groups in Sicily this fall, I thought I’d share one of my favorite Sicilian dishes!
I first had this polpettone during lunch at a vineyard on the slopes of Mt. Etna, near the eastern coast of Sicily. It was so good and so different from the meatloaf I had grown up with, that I begged them for the recipe. Over the years I’ve varied the ingredients based on what was available, but always enjoyed the final product…
Why I like the Keen Targhee II Hiking Boot
Today I talk about buying your next hiking boot. I talk about what to look for in a hiking boot and why I personally like the Keen Targhee II Hiking Boot. Click below to read more.