The Best Winter Hikes in the U.S.

The Best Winter Hikes in the U.S.

You may think that just because it’s winter and (depending on where you live), it’s cold outside and there may be snow on the ground, that’s an excuse to confine all of your physical activity to the indoors. Hiking is not an activity many people associate with winter-...
5 Challenging Bike Rides

5 Challenging Bike Rides

There are few experiences more liberating than feeling the wind ripple through your hair and watching the world go by in a colorful blur as you coast down a hill on your bike. On my recent cycling tour through Italy, the Ciclismo Classico, I did just that- taking in...
Seven Great National Parks to Hike Through

Seven Great National Parks to Hike Through

National parks play a vital and storied role in the American fabric. The National Park Service just celebrated its 100th birthday on August 25, 2016, commemorating the establishment of the parks system on August 25, 1916. Today, with 409 park sites spread over 84...
Alberobello, Italy and its Love of the Olive

Alberobello, Italy and its Love of the Olive

Alberobello is a name most people are probably not familiar with, but perhaps you’ve heard of Puglia? Alberobello is a small town in the Puglia region in Southern Italy, along the “heel” of the boot. There are so many great things about Alberobello, it’s hard to know...