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Around Austria By Car - Part 9: Vienna, the Beautiful Austrian Capital!

In the morning after breakfast we decide that we would need more than one day for seeing Vienna, so we decide to prolong our stay for one more day. Since we only booked the hotel for one night only, we go to the reception… and they tell us that the ... Full article...

Around Austria By Car - Part 6: Relaxing and Enjoying the Landscapes...

On the sixth day of our Austrian trip, we chose to go to Hallstadt first – a very beautiful town situated near Bad Ischl at the bank of Hallstadtsee. All parking places in the town are taken, and the town is really small – maximum 500 meters in length. It ... Full article...

Around Austria By Car - Part 5: Many Beautiful Lakes and One Huge Disappointment...

The plans for this day comprise mainly going to Salzkammergut – the land of the lakes… We need to drive about 185 miles across the Alps – so we presume the trip will take almost a whole day. Also we plan to visit the Hochosterwitz Castle – in fact, we ... Full article...

Around Austria By Car - Part 4: First Day With Great Weather And Lots Of New Impressions!

So - this is our fourth day in Austria, and there is still a lot to be seen! We get up in the morning, have a huge breakfast and go to see the lakes. This is the first day with a good weather! No rain, nice clouds and sun that ... Full article...

Around Austria By Car - Part 3: Waterfalls and High Alpine Road

Let us continue our Austrian adventure! For our third day in Austria, we planned to visit the Krimml Waterfalls (Krimmler Wasserfälle), see Austrian’s most famous panoramic road – Grossglockner Hohalpenstrasse, and go to the country’s southern part.... Full article...

Mini-trekking on Perito Moreno glacier, Argentina

Mini-trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

The surface of Perito Moreno was more rugged than I'd expected. The glacier guides were daredevils with stories to tell. And scotch on the rocks is different here! We took a boat across Lago Argentina and a short walk through the woods, then emerged at the edge of the glacier... Read article...

San Juan Islands - Fox on a rock

Fox on a Rock, on San Juan Island

It was a quiet morning down at South Beach, on San Juan Island. As usual, we had the whole place to ourselves. The group was strolling down the deserted, driftwood-strewn beach, while I was back by the van. I saw a red fox run through the grass, then he jumped onto a rock... Read article...

The wenches are ready for our Medieval feast!

Bevagna, Italy - Medieval feast at Le Gaite

Bevagna is a small town in Umbria. It's a charming and picturesque walled town, that was an important place in ancient Roman days, situated along the Via Flaminia. It's also home to a festival called Mercato Delle Gaite. For a few days each spring, the town is time-warped back to the middle ages... Read article...

The armadillo gets my vote for most unusual mammal

Awesome Argentine Armadillo

Peninsula Valdez in Argentina is a sweeping, open space, where the dusty brown desert stretches right to the sparkling sea. Where else do you see armadillos and elephant seals all on the same walk? Not to mention guanacos and sea lions, killer whales and rheas! I'd always heard... Read article...

Napa trail spiral - in one end, out the other

Napa Valley - Rock spiral on the trail

I was out hiking by myself on a trail up in the hills above Calistoga (north end of Napa Valley), when the trail took an unexpected detour. One minute I was striding down a fairly typical trail, the next, I was going around and around and around in circles! ... Read article...