Adirondack Camping Like a Vanderbilt – The Illusion of Roughing It

Last updated on May 19th, 2020

The Great Camps in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York were the wilderness playgrounds for the wealthy and elite of the Gilded Age in the late 19th century. One such camp, Camp Sagamore, has been preserved and restored and the serene and secluded wilderness setting can give you the ultimate Adirondack camping experience, much like its Vanderbilt owners did over a century ago.

This story was recognized in the 2018 North American Travel Journalists Association awards competition with an Honorable Mention in the Illustrated Story-Online Publication category.

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A Scenic Day In Waterton Lakes National Park – Where the Prairie Meets the Mountains

Last updated on March 28th, 2020

“The best care killing scenery on the continent” is what naturalist John Muir wrote about Glacier National Park in the US and the adjoining Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. A visit to Waterton Lakes National Park is an easy day trip from the US side and provides a different perspective on the mountain scenery and lakes that straddle the border between the two countries. Continue reading “A Scenic Day In Waterton Lakes National Park – Where the Prairie Meets the Mountains”

Photo Essay: Going to the Sun in Glacier National Park

Last updated on May 19th, 2018

I think that the Going-to-the-Sun-Road in Glacier National Park, Montana passes through some of the most stunning scenery of any National Park in the US.  Here are 25 photos to inspire your next visit. Continue reading “Photo Essay: Going to the Sun in Glacier National Park”

Unplugging at the Lodge at Stehekin – a North Cascades National Park Adventure

Last updated on January 14th, 2020

A six hour plane flight, a three hour car ride, and 2.5 hours on an express boat – that’s what it took to get away from it all at the Lodge at Stehekin, one of the most isolated communities in the North Cascades National Park area of Washington state.  Continue reading “Unplugging at the Lodge at Stehekin – a North Cascades National Park Adventure”

Hiking Like an Italian on My Dolomite Trekking Holiday

Last updated on August 18th, 2020

I like hiking the Italian way. On a recent trip to Italy for a Dolomite trekking holiday with my husband and daughter, we discovered that in Italy, “la dolce vita” or “the sweet life”,  applies equally to hiking as it does to all other things Italian. Continue reading “Hiking Like an Italian on My Dolomite Trekking Holiday”

PhotoPOSTcard: Italy’s Dolomites – Built by Mother Nature, Tamed by Man

Last updated on August 17th, 2020

The Dolomites are a spectacular mountain range in northern Italy. 6000 square miles of jagged limestone peaks, they have been a tourist destination since the mid 1800’s.  But it was the 1956 Winter Olympics in the region that put this mountain range on the winter skiing map.  In the summer, the high alpine meadows are shared by hikers and the local cows as they move to the higher pastures for grazing.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose