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This site is for active and independent travelers rather than tourists. Travelers embrace the unexpected. Travelers get lost and in doing so stumble upon new experiences. We tell our story with words, beautiful photos while providing historical context. Enjoy our beautiful world.

"The traveler see's what he see's, the tourist see's what he has come to see." - G.K. Chesterton

Newest Content - Lavertezzo

High above serene Lago Maggiore and the Italian-Swiss tourist towns of Lugano, Locarno, Bellinzona and Ascona lies the Verzasca Valley. It is hidden in the folds of the craggy Lepontine Alps. This valley is part of the Locarno district in the Swiss Canton of Ticino……

Travel Stories

This is our travel blog. A collection of stories of our travels. We have written about Venice, Barcelona, Zermatt, Park City, Yellowstone, Zion, Jackson Hole, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia.......

Photo Galleries

See the world through our photos. Rick uses a Leica M camera to get high quality images with a small and light camera. Galleries of Croatia, Switzerland, Barcelona, Yellowstone, and more......

Photography, Camera Reviews, and More.

Rick writes about his photography. Check out the review comparing the Leica M240 to the Leica M10 and more.

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