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Prodromos Monastery Greece

Hiking to Cliff Clinging Prodromos Monastery

Monastery of Ayios Ioannis Prodromos (Prodromos Monastery) We’ve been to many monasteries on our trips including several in Tibet, which are really breathtaking. All are beautiful and fascinating and there is a sense of peace about them all. The Monastery of Ayios Ioannis Prodromos (Prodromos Monastery) was pretty special given[…]

Prodromou Monastery

Lousios Gorge Monastery of Greece

Monastery of Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, Lousios Gorge, Greece Lousios Gorge and Prodromou Monastery Just a few miles down the road from our lunch spot in Dimitsana is a spectacular gorge with amazing nature and spectacular views. Just off the main road and down a set of switchbacks, we came to[…]

Road Peloponnese Peninsula

Cruising the Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece

Riding the Peloponnese Peninsula The Peloponnese peninsula reminded us of the California coast in many ways. The winding roads up into the mountains, the coastal drives, the flowers! As we toured the Peloponnese peninsula, we saw huge trees reminiscent of the Sierras and snow capped peaks that could have been[…]

Lukmanier Pass SCENIC ROUTE

The Alps Lukmanier Pass – Switzerland to Italy

As we left our Swiss family, we headed out of Flims toward Ancona to catch our ferry over the Lukmanier Pass, also known as Ospizio del Lucomagno if you’re Italian. On the boarder everything has both Italian and German names – great if you speak one of the two languages[…]

Route Map of Greece & Turkey

The Marvels of Greece and Turkey

TwoUpRiders headed Southeast through Greece and Turkey. We started our trip from Milan where we last left the motorcycle. We were nervous, because we heard driving is crazy in Greece and even crazier in Turkey, but excited for this next adventure. Is it really an adventure if there isn’t a[…]

Jasper National Park

Best 3 Lakes to Visit in Canada

Lake Louise Lake Louise is as breath taking as all of the millions of photos illustrate. Whether cloaked in the deep, powdery winter snows, or showing off its classically aqua blue water in summer, the lake is mobbed by tourists year round. Once we got over the hordes of tourists,[…]

Boat house in Vancouver BC

Vancouver Canada the Best of Europe and America Combined

Vancouver, BC best of West and farther West, with a touch of East We visited Vancouver, BC at Christmas time in 2005. It was an unplanned detour from our trip to Seattle for the holidays, and we really loved it. We couldn’t wait to go back. We had visited the[…]

Tofino

In and Around Vancouver Island BC

Ferry to Vancouver Island The ferry from mainland Canada to Vancouver Island was quick and easy. We’ve had a lot of experience with ferries over in Europe when we travel there, and the trip from Horseshoe Bay (just north of Vancouver, BC) to Nanaimo (Vancouver Island) was super simple and[…]

A Walk in the Forest

A Walk in the Forest – Tofino BC

A Walk in the Forest Driving out towards Tofino, about a mile before the T junction for Tofino or Ucluelet, is a parking area for a hike back in time. The trail called “A Walk in the Forest” takes you back into the rainforest to see how the ecosystem works.[…]