europe

The ronze Horseman Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
Posted by Warren Dobe | 21 Aug 2017

If you are devoid of a Russian history major prior to your visit to Saint Petersburg you may find yourself looking vacantly at testaments to distant Tsars, peering curiously at...

Cycling the Italian Riviera
Posted by Warren Dobe | 15 Aug 2017

The Italian Riviera in summer sparks visions of dramatic sheer cliffs towering above azure seas washing up at pebbled beaches full of sun worshipping Europeans and pin striped cabanas. You...

trans mongolian train
Trans-Siberian Railway Tips
Posted by Warren Dobe | 08 Aug 2017

The Trans-Siberian Railway. The classic multi-day rail journey across Russia to the far east of Asia. Siberia is as desolate as it is beautiful, no matter the season. Much has...

Running Tour Rome
Running Tour of Rome
Posted by Warren Dobe | 03 Aug 2017

Rome in mid summer. Think heat. Think crowds. Think stress. Whether travelling solo or in a tour, all roads (and tourists) lead to Rome, particularly it's historic attractions. There is...

greve in chianti
Greve in Chianti
Posted by Warren Dobe | 20 Jul 2016

It was hard to believe that after only one day in Greve in Chianti we'd be invited out to dinner. Even more curious was that we had been befriended by...

A small window in between 'qualified' cyclists to get a summit sign selfie.
Mont Ventoux
Posted by Warren Dobe | 14 Jul 2016

`"They're pointing to his bike, he needs a bike..." claimed legendary Tour de France commentator Phil Liggett. Yellow jersey holder and defending champion Chris Froome is running in cycling cleats...

The view from Andorra Arcalis.
Tour de France, Andorra
Posted by Warren Dobe | 09 Jul 2016

A piper is playing an infectious and lively tune. Twenty middle-aged men in lycra dance merrily on a hairpin bend on the road. A colourful mob of Columbians are adorned in...

croatia sailing boat
Sailing Croatia
Posted by Warren Dobe | 04 Jun 2007

I never had Makarska at the top of my desired destinations list. In fact it wasn't in the middle or at the bottom either. It wasn't there at all simply...