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Snowboarding in Whistler

View from high on the mountain at Whistler

I am lucky for, once again, being able to hop on a plane and a bus and enjoy the largest mountain resort in North America, Whistler/Blackcomb.

December 21, 2023

Trip to Italy – Cinqueterre


Staying in Santa Margherita, as I mentioned before, makes it easy to visit other towns in the region. Given I had a lot of days there and one or two days is enough to experience a lot of what Santa Margherita can offer, I used one of the days of my stay to visit three of the Cinqueterre towns: Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso.

December 20, 2023

Trip to Italy – Portofino


If you are staying in Santa Margherita Ligure, you can take a public transit bus that will take you to Portofino in about 20 minutes through a scenic road bordering the Mediterranean.

December 19, 2023

Trip to Italy – Santa Margherita Ligure

Santa Margherita Ligure's buildings

The next stop of my trip was Santa Margherita Ligure. I had previously read that Portofino visitors should consider staying in Santa Margherita, and that is actually true. By being a larger town, Santa Margherita offers more options of lodging, restaurants and commerce in general. 

December 18, 2023

Trip to Italy – Genoa

A decorated car in Genoa's downtown

At the end of November and the beginning of December, I visited the north of Italy. The city that started it all? Portofino. I am a fan of watching walking tours in different parts of the world and that’s how I discovered the small town on the Italian (or Ligurian) Riviera.

December 10, 2023