Ricketts Glen – Pennsylvania’s Prettiest State Park

If you like waterfalls, then Pennsylvania’s Ricketts Glen State Park should be at the top of your hiking list. With 21 named waterfalls along Kitchen Creek, you won’t find a more gratifying hike in the state, especially in the fall when the leaves start changing color.

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Hiking Like an Italian in the Dolomites

I like hiking the Italian way.

On a recent trip to Italy’s Dolomite region with my husband and daughter, we spent a few days hiking some of the many trails that criss-cross these mountains.  Our home base was just outside the town of Castelrotto (in Italian) or Kastelruth (in German). We were in the south Tyrol region of the Dolomites, but this land once belonged to Austria, so even though now the border had it part of Italy, there is still a very strong Austrian influence in the region.  All signs are in both languages, and German is the predominant language – as is the cuisine. Continue reading “Hiking Like an Italian in the Dolomites”