Croatia Trip Report by Ray Brooks

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My wife, Dorita, and I were invited to visit the walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia and then go sailing for 7 days through the coastal islands Northwest of Dubrovnik with 4 old friends & 4 soon to be new friends, in mid-September.  It seemed like an adventure, even though the our climber friends who put the trip together, told us there would be little climbing, but a lot of sailing & hiking. After a long day one getting there,…

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Family Fun in the Dolomites!

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Hiking in the Italian Dolomites with this family could not have been more FUN!  Our trip began in beautiful Arco, Italy, surrounded by mountains and graced with it’s very own castle.  Arco is just over an hour north of Verona and is our base for visiting the Brenta Group of the Dolomites.  Arco offers adventures for everyone in the family! Choose from biking, hiking, climbing, canyoning, rafting or  (our favorite unique activity for the area)…

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Patagonia Hiking 2017

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We started 2017 off with a fantastic journey to the Torres del Paine area of Patagonia.  The best time to visit Patagonia is late November through April.  During holiday season the parks get quite busy. Torres del Paine, the southernmost park in Patagonia,  is one of the most scenic of all the parks.  Torres offers beautiful hiking trails, turquoise blue glacial lakes, towering peaks and abundant wildlife.  In January we based out of the stunning…

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