Exploring Underground Cities, Cappadocia, Turkey

Ancient man-made cave dwellings are one of my favorite types of locations to explore.  While Matera, Italy is a more urban setting, Cappadocia dwarfs Matera…

Exploring the city of Buriano, Italy

Grab the Il Castello di Buriano geocache before heading out. Italy is filled with villages built high up on ridge lines.  Buriano is an excellent example…

The Abandoned Castel di Pietra

Rock Castle, or Castel di Pietra in Italian, was probably built in the late 11th century AD. The road leading to the castle passes by…

La Pievaccia, a Knights Templar tower

The Parco Naturale di Montioni deserves at least a couple days of your life.  The amount of exploring to be done in this nature preserve is…

Etruscan tombs around Vetulonia, Italy

The Etruscan civilization is one of my favorite ancient civilizations.  Their civilization peaked during the early years of the Roman Republic in the late 4th…

Adelboden, Switzerland for Christmas

When my wife asked if we could spend Christmas in Switzerland, in the Alps, who was I to deny her.  The organization she works for…

Acquedotto Leopoldino in the Hills Above Livorno

Only a short distance from Livorno central, these aqueducts are a must see for anyone with an extra hour or two to waste in Livorno….