The Loire Valley, about an hour south of Paris, is known for its wines – mostly a softer, lighter rosé or white but also some vibrant reds – as well as for its castles. You could spend weeks visiting all the wineries and castles – or longer. But be sure to stop in to see the Villandry castle gardens.Read More
Author: Therese Iknoian
HI Travel Tales has been asked frequently what our recommended sunscreen brands are. Sunscreen is not seasonal and we advocate wearing sunscreen year-round of course. We have tested so many brands.Read More
I stood at the bottom of the cliffs, staring up at my first Dolomites via ferrata, or “road with irons,” — the Via Ferrata Tridentina.
“Where does it go?” I asked the others with me as we slipped on our harnesses and helmets to head out on the Tridentina route in Italy’s Dolomites. I squinted into the sun, trying to make out any of the iron stairs, cables or ladders along the route on the rock face stretching to the sky above. “Can we see it from here? It doesn’t go straight up THAT, does it?”Read More
I always buy the highest SPF I can get but I heard lately that may not be what I need. What is the best susncreen and SPF I need to prevent my skin from burning?Read More
After more than three decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in summer 2011 approved...Read More
It was only 7 a.m. and we were still in the Sierra high country making our way over snow banks...Read More