For Active Travelers and Travel Dreamers


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 and occasionally provide 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 - La Dolce Villa - Tuscany

From the road, the house is hidden from view. Once you pass through the gate and the car tires gently roll down the unpaved rock road swinging around the bend and curving slightly toward vast olive groves and vineyards, Villa Oliveto appears.

To describe the Villa as a charming restored farmhouse is an understatement of grand proportion. The stunning two-story property is comprised of a formal entry,  fully stocked kitchen with an adjacent formal dining area, two generous entertaining areas with fireplaces on the ground  and upstairs level, five bedrooms with, six baths as well as a relaxing sauna and hammam. This Villa was home to 8 close friends as we explored Tuscany and Florence for a week

Read about Tuscany and Florence

 The Tuscan hills

The Tuscan hills

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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