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Two ways to travel

Backpacking through Europe  My wife Katherine and I scurried across the piazza between the two tiny rail stations in Tirano, Italy.  I had my convertible backpack-style suitcase slung on my back, while Katherine pulled her wheeled version behind her over the cobblestones.  We’d learned there are two ways to travel through Europe – light...

Neuschwanstein Castle in morning light.


As I trudged along the trail climbing up the steep hillside through dense forest, I wondered how much longer until we see it? We had taken the shuttle bus up to avoid the long climb on the road. So why would they drop us so far away? Anticipation grew. The trail crossed a mountain...

Wide photo of Interlaken Switzerland with mountains and blue sky in background taken from above.

Travels in Switzerland

My first visit to Switzerland was in 2014, but I was back last year and will be going back again this October.  I guess you could say I like it!  It's a great destination for mid lifers. My first visit centred upon a sort of family reunion in the small Alpine village where my wife’s...

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