Italy – Exploring Abruzzo on horseback

Along the Transhumana Trail The Abruzzo Apennines mountain experience is filled with tiny picturesque villages, spectacular views and ancient trails. A car will take you only so far, in order to experience the full impact of these hills, you need to go on horseback. The Maiella (Majella) Morrone Mountains of Abruzzo offer excellent horseback terrain, … Read more

Italy Holidays

Below are a few Italian destinations that we love, but a more detailed journal of our travel in Italy is still in development. If you have a particular interest and would like to help us shape our Italian travelogue, please drop us a line and describe your interest or questions. Featured Itineraries Holidays in Italy … Read more

Norway – Land of the Vikings

Norway, Flam to Bergen, Mondisti founder on boat

Of the Scandinavian countries, Norway has the most spectacular natural beauty. A visit to Norway after or before a Baltic cruise (see our post) is an efficient way of exploring this area. Visiting the other Scandinavian countries around the same time gives you a glimpse into their differences and similarities. Oslo On the Inner Harbour, … Read more

Turkey – Cappadocia – Goreme National Park

Cappadocia in central Turkey is one of the world’s most unique travel destinations. To visit Turkey and not visit Cappadocia means missing out on a huge part of the country’s history. Granted, it is far from Istanbul and the coast, but it so pivotal to understanding the country that it is worth the effort of … Read more

Turkey- Ephesus and Didyma

Turkey, Ephesus, Didyma, Apollo

Whether you are an ancient history buff or merely want to understand Turkey’s historical diversity, a visit to Ephesus (and Didyma) is a must. Turkey’s history extends back thousands of years and the cities of Ephesus and Didyma provide a continuous archaeological journey through time. The drive from Istanbul to Ephesus is memorable. Ephesus Ephesus … Read more

Turkey – Istanbul – a Byzantine treasure

There are a handful of cities in the world that are iconic symbols of world history. Istanbul is one of them. With a total population of around fifteen million residents in its metropolitan area, Istanbul is the world’s fifteenth largest city and the largest city in Continental Europe. It is also Turkey’s commercial and historic center. It is an exciting, … Read more

Baltic Sea Cruise – From Copenhagen to St. Petersburg

There are actually only 3 Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. However, 9 countries have a shoreline along the Baltic Sea: Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, and Russia. Much like a cruise in Alaska (see out post), a Baltic cruise is an efficient and relaxing way to explore the maritime regions of … Read more