The Cave Churches, and More, of Matera, Italy

Matera at twilight on a drizzly evening. The lights provide the only color, and this was the only view of Matera we got on the first night. Matera, in the province of Basilicata, [...]

By | 2018-06-13T20:55:29+00:00 June 11, 2018|Categories: Europe, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Unesco World Heritage Sites in Russia

This is a list of Unesco World Heritage Sites in Russia, with links to posts about the ones we have visited. Russia has 28 Unesco World Heritage sites.

Where to Stay and Eat in Puglia

Stay a little longer in Puglia and get to know the local food and wine, neighborhoods, and daily routines from the comfort of your home base.

Things We Loved (and Didn’t Love) on Our Italy Bike Tour through Puglia

Our cycling in Italy covered seven days. During that time we slept in seven different towns and managed to average 55 kilometers a day (35 miles/day), for a total of over 350K, or 200-plus miles. We loved the biking and the great introduction to Puglia.

By | 2018-06-18T11:29:44+00:00 May 26, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Cycling, Europe, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |8 Comments

The Porticoes of Bologna, Italy

The historic center of Bologna contains more than 38 kilometers, or 24 miles, of covered walkways called porticoes. The porticoes are on the tentative list to be designated as a Unesco World Heritage site.

By | 2018-05-29T04:14:42+00:00 May 24, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture, Europe, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |2 Comments

Finding Your Rhythm on the Camino de Santiago

How is it that the Camino de Santiago across Spain still captures the individual imagination with some of the hardships and rewards of a wilderness experience, even in the midst of a populated area?

By | 2018-05-16T09:34:21+00:00 May 4, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Camino de Santiago, Europe, Spain|17 Comments

A Visit to Visby, Sweden

We're complete suckers for Unesco World Heritage sites, so it was a no-brainer to extend our visit to Sweden long enough to ferry from Stockholm to the island of Gotland to visit the beautiful medieval city of Visby.

By | 2018-05-07T01:13:08+00:00 May 2, 2018|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Sweden, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |0 Comments

Our Favorite Swedish Foods and Restaurants

Reward at the top of Åre Mountain in Jämtland: waffle with cloudberry jam. Swedish foods and restaurants were not foremost on our minds when we booked our trip to Sweden. Our purpose was [...]

By | 2018-05-02T12:40:07+00:00 April 29, 2018|Categories: Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Sweden|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

Podcast Episode: European Bike Tour

Biketours.com's Jim Johnson describes the wonders of slow travel by bike. As we prepare for our bike tour in Italy, we’ve been catching up on expert opinions and industry news about touring by [...]

By | 2018-04-25T09:33:39+00:00 April 24, 2018|Categories: Active Travel, Europe, Italy|Tags: , , |0 Comments