Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Finally, it was time to drive up to the parking lot of the hut at Rifugio Auronzo Oid and make the hike. We wanted to be in position to photograph the Tre Cime (Three Peaks) at sunset, 6:15pm. A wide, relatively flat trail connects Rifugio Auronzo with Rifugio Lavaredo, the first half of the way […]

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Lakes Of South Tyrol

I am not a fan of mountain driving. Therefore, we booked two days of photo touring with a private guide, Paolo Gelmo, of Oiden Tour. Paolo did a great job of helping me create a custom itinerary for photo stops. I told him I wanted lakes with the mountains, reflections. I also wanted to get […]

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Vollan/Foiana

On our way back from Merano, we stopped in on the annual Chestnut Festival in Vollan/Foiana. Typical Austrian-style festivity complete with the music, dancing, and of course, the beer! We then did a short hike to see the ruins of Castel Maggio. Enjoy life!

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Merano

My wife, Jayne, and I recently visited South Tyrol, Northern Italy. The attraction there was the Italian Alps called the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This next series of blog entries will be devoted to this “Sound of Music” – like area! Our “hub of the wheel” was our timeshare hotel in Tisens/Tesimo, located near […]

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For Mike Herwood

Hi Mike, You and I talked about your desire to hike the Dolomites in Northern Italy. At the time, we just couldn’t get a grasp on the logistics, so we decided to revisit the topic another day. Well, buddy, you ran out of time… The original tribute can be viewed here. Jayne and I eventually […]

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