Scuba Diving/Snorkeling in Murter, Croatia (or Treasure of Colentum)

Treasure of Colentum

Secret Treasure of Colentum or Snorkeling for Treasure started with a signpost that tells tourists to snorkel for ancient artifacts dating from the 1st Century BC. Ancient ruins, isolated islands, pristine beaches, easy snorkeling and mermaids all make for an enjoyable visit to the Croatian island of Murter. Some background about Colentum! The island of […]

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How to Trek Etna Volcano, Sicily Italy

Summit Etna

In this article I will outline how to trek Etna Volcano to the summit. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring but it can also be expensive based on the options you select. Follow the […]

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How to Summit Gr Priel in Austria | 1 of 3 Summits

Summit Gr Priel Photo

This post is part of the 3 Summits Trek series. This one describes the logistics of how to summit Gr Priel (Großer Priel) at 2,515 m, the highest mountain of the Totes Gebirge range in Austria. I provide details that include maps, costs, photos, videos as well as links to two additional summits in the […]

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How to Summit Mt Olympus, Greece | 3 of 3 Summits

Summit Mt Olympus Photo

This post is the final part of the 3 Summits Trek series. It describes the logistics of how to summit Mt Olympus. It is the highest mountain in Greece at 2,917m (or 9,570 ft).  It’s a essentially a massive ridge, rising in rugged precipices to a broad snow-covered summit. According to Greek mythology, Olympus was […]

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A Visit to Post War Sarajevo, Bosnia

A visit to post war Sarajevo was in order! Let me explain. On lazy day in Croatia I was reading War Junkie, by Jon Steele, and was fascinated by a powerful chapter about Siege of Sarajevo. The siege of Sarajevo took place some ten years prior to my reading this chapter and made me wonder […]

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How to Hike the Valley of the Oxen, Sicily, Italy

Sicily Oxen Hike

This is another day hike with the Catania Alpine Club. This time into the Valley of the Oxen. I provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to additional details, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the […]

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How to Hike the Crest of Mount Naturi, Sicily, Italy

naturi11

This is a post of how to hike the Crest of Mount Naturi (north of Etna Volcano). It is a loop hike that took 8 hours. This was a CAI (Catania Alpine Club) day excursion. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to additional details, photos […]

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How to Trek Alta Via 2, Dolomite’s, Italy Part 1

Livio Trek Photo

This is a how to trek Alta Via 2 (the northern half) post. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring or not (see cost breakdown for options). Follow the links […]

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How to Trek Alta Via 2, Dolomite’s, Italy Part 2

Bivo Boz

This post will outline how to trek Alta Via 2 (the southern half). I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring or not (see cost breakdown for options). Follow the links […]

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