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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

The Shocking Truth About Foreign Electricity

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…

Sicilian Meatloaf – Polpettone di Sicilia