Blue ski run #38 Cortina d’ Ampezzo Italy

Blue ski run #38 Cortina d' Ampezzo Italy

Cortina d’Ampezzo has been called Queen of the Dolomites. The small town is in the Northern Italian province of Belluno in the Veneto region. When it comes to skiing, this gem is hard to beat. Blue ski run 38 starts near the top of the Rumerlo Duca d’Aosta chair lift in Cortina. It finishes near … Read moreBlue ski run #38 Cortina d’ Ampezzo Italy

Red ski run #60 Faloria Cortina d’ Ampezzo Italy

Red ski run #60 Faloria Cortina d' Ampezzo Italy

The perfectly groomed slopes and the impressive mountain panorama in Cortina d’Ampezzo are breathtaking. Red ski run 60 starts near the restaurant Rifugio Faloria at the top of the Faloria cable car in Cortina. It finishes at the bottom of the Rio Gere chair lift. Watch the video to enjoy a virtual ski ride from … Read moreRed ski run #60 Faloria Cortina d’ Ampezzo Italy

Black ski run # 64 Faloria Cortina d’ Ampezzo Italy

Black ski run # 64 Faloria Cortina d' Ampezzo Italy

Cortina d’Ampezzo is a ski resort in northern Italy. It is part of the Dolomiti Superski area. Black ski run 64 starts at the top of the Faloria side of Cortina. My GoPro Hero 6 camera was chest mounted. I tried to make long turns on the steep parts to give the viewer a smoother … Read moreBlack ski run # 64 Faloria Cortina d’ Ampezzo Italy

Highlights of La Gomera, Canary Islands

La Gomera, Canary Islands

La Gomera in the Canary Islands is still relatively unspoiled by tourism. Most visitors arrive by ferry from Tenerife or La Palma. The mountainous middle of the island has a cloudy and foggy climate with forest trees hung with moss. We were based in the Valle Gran Rey in the sunny south of the island. … Read moreHighlights of La Gomera, Canary Islands

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory La Palma Canary Islands

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory La Palma Canary Islands

The Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory is at the top of a volcano above a sea of clouds. We explore the craggy and precipitous footpath that runs around the volcano rim. On the way we glimpse some of the fourteen telescopes from various countries. Roque de Los Muchachos was chosen as an observatory site because … Read moreRoque de los Muchachos Observatory La Palma Canary Islands

Road to the Observatory La Palma Canary Islands

Road to the Observatory La Palma Canary Islands

The drive to the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory is not for the faint of heart and travellers should expect a few bends and hairpin turns on the way. Even so, the stunning landscape views from the road are compensation enough. Lucky for us we had an excellent coach driver to get us there safely. … Read moreRoad to the Observatory La Palma Canary Islands

Mount Teide Tenerife Canary Islands

Mount Teide Tenerife Canary Islands

This excursion take us to breathtaking scenery above the clouds. At the Teide National Park visitor’s centre we see information about the volcanos and local wildlife. Then we go on to explore the volcanic landscape. If the Mount Teide volcano is measured from the ocean floor, it is at 7,500 meters (24,600 ft) the highest … Read moreMount Teide Tenerife Canary Islands

Cumbrecita Forest Walk La Palma Canary Islands

Cumbrecita Forest Walk La Palma Canary Islands

A walk at Cumbrecita to a great viewpoint. The Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente is in a bowl formed by volcanic action millions of years ago. The bowl is 8km wide, carpeted with thick Canary pine forest and surrounded on all sides by imposing rock walls. The forest walk takes us to the … Read moreCumbrecita Forest Walk La Palma Canary Islands