Viva La Via Ferrata!

In researching our Switzerland trip, I came across the Via Ferrata hike/climb from Murren. While intrigued, I feared it was too daunting. Via Ferrata means iron path, a protected climbing route with established metal rungs and a cable wire. It’s also known as Klettersteig. They are very popular in the Alps and are expanding worldwide. … More Viva La Via Ferrata!

Is a river cruise for you? Take a virtual ride on the Rhein, Main and Danube rivers on Uniworld

We are active, independent travelers who took our first river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (almost) on the Uniworld River Princess starting Aug. 5, 2018. If you’re considering a European river cruise, here’s what to expect. The pace is leisurely, everything is included and you are taken care of from start to end. The Princess is … More Is a river cruise for you? Take a virtual ride on the Rhein, Main and Danube rivers on Uniworld

Top 10 Balkan highlights: the best of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro

In August 2018, we explored the Balkans for the first time, with 17 days in Croatia, four in Slovenia, three in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and a day trip to Montenegro. This included a seven-day cruise from Split to Dubrovnik aboard the Mama Marija, stopping at six charming islands. The region’s beauty, variety and history exceeded our expectations, … More Top 10 Balkan highlights: the best of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro