The Great Circle: TMB

*The Tour du Mont Blanc is the most famous and celebrated hike in Alpine Europe and is the fifth Bucket List Hike that Brian and Sylvia have completed together. It is also our first hike together of any kind in Europe.* I am sure how when exactly when I became seriously interested in the idea …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: We Done It!!!

Brian and Sylvia have successfully completed the Tour du Mont Blanc, Alpine Europe's most famed long distance walking route! We completed the entire circular route on foot, without the aid of cable cars, chair lifts, buses trains or other mechanical contrivances. No cheating! It was every bit as spectacular as advertised! It was also VERY …

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Salkantay to Machu Picchu: Where the Pavement Ends

Part IV…Where the Pavement Ends *This post originally appeared on the blog in early 2018...We have re-posted for the enjoyment of all during our 'Summer re-runs" while Brian and Sylvia are in search of new adventures. At about 3 am we found ourselves in the hotel lobby, waiting to catch a bus in the predawn …

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Salkantay to Machu Picchu…The Sacred Valley.

Part III…The Sacred Valley *This post originally appeared on the blog in early 2018...We have re-posted for the enjoyment of all during our 'Summer re-runs" while Brian and Sylvia are in search of new adventures. The Sacred Valley is loosely defined as the 60 miles or so of the Urubamba River between the Incan ruins …

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