Where to run, bike, or roller blade in Milan

Business travelers ask me all the time where they can run in Milan. I’m not a runner (though I wish I were – it’s so convenient for travel!) but I do pack my roller blades in my suitcase sometimes.  For short distances, the Parco Sempione (marked on the map below) in Milan’s historic center is probably…

Posted by on Jan 11, 2010 in Cycling, Hiking & Walking, Milan | One Comment

Hiking the Italian Riviera: Camogli

Hiking the Italian Riviera: Camogli

The Amalfi Coast and the Cinque Terre may be the most well-known spots in Italy for walking trails with incredible views of the Mediterranean coastline; but here’s an equally spectacular, more off-the-beaten track suggestion: spend a few days in the fishing village of Camogli (photo below), just 30 minutes south of Genoa and about an hour up from the famous Cinque Terre.…

Honeymoon Itinerary for the Adventurous Couple

An Italy Beyond the Obvious destination honeymoon itinerary for the adventurous couple was featured on the SavvyBlog at OneWed.com today, check it out!

Posted by on Mar 13, 2009 in Hiking & Walking | No Comments

Visiting the Cinque Terre

  Picture this:  You’re walking along a narrow dirt and rock trail several hundred feet above the blue, blue Mediterranean sea. You are surrounded by fig, lemon, and olive trees, flower gardens and vineyards. Several hundred feet up the slope is the road where, yes, there are cars, but you can’t see them and you can’t hear them. You’re following an old…

Hiking in the Dolomites

I grew up hiking in Canada’s Rocky Mountains, and I must say that hiking in the Dolomites is at least as spectacular and more hiker-friendly: no bears! Dolomites lifts are open in the summertime The reason it’s so easy for hikers is that the ski infrastructure has been completely leveraged: the lifts and gondolas function…

Posted by on Aug 6, 2008 in Dolomites, Hiking & Walking | No Comments

Climbing the Stromboli Volcano, Sicily

Climbing the Stromboli Volcano, Sicily

Climbing Sicily’s Stromboli volcano was absolutely spectacular, and my Italy trip planning clients I’ve sent up the volcano concur: it’s definitely a bucket-list hike. But the logistics are not insignificant. My husband and I climbed the volcano during our two-week Sicily honeymoon. Because it was high season, we booked the hike a few months in…

Posted by on Aug 5, 2008 in Hiking & Walking, Sicily | No Comments