The landscapes of Utah’s Mighty Five are the closest you’ll get to walking on another planet. Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks are geologic playgrounds for exploring new lands. Nestled within 350 miles of each other, these wonders are an absolute must for a truly out-of-this-world experience. To be sure you […]
Hiking, history, and culture weave together in a magical journey through northern Italy’s Dolomite Mountains—a gorgeous landscape of towering pinnacles, gentle foothills, and green valleys dotted with picturesque villages. For thousands of years, the region has been home to the Ladin people, who trace their lineage back to the Middle Ages and whose culture is rich in timeless traditions and customs.
Your hikes traverse Ladin valleys and soaring mountain terrain, never far from next idyllic village and intimate family-owned lodging. If you’ve never hiked in Europe, you might be surprised and delighted by the “civilized” nature of it all: cable cars and chair lifts gobble up elevation to deliver you to trailheads, and rifugios (mountain inns) are nestled here and there in the rugged landscape to offer lunch and a glass of wine to walk-in travelers. The adventure wraps up in the beautiful Prosecco region, with a sampling of the namesake sparkling wine. Salute!