|Tour to Rajasthan with Taj Mahal and Delhi: info and photos
The Rajasthan can be easily defined as one of the most interesting location in India and is particularly suited for tourists visiting the country for the first time. Conveniently located in northern India, it offers the possibility to visit Taj Mahal and Delhi as practical tour extensions, an option chosen by many visitors.
|Trip to Kyrgyzstan: what to see, travel tips & photos
Kyrgyzstan is located in Central Asia and is the ideal destination for those seeking a trip in the nature among beautiful landscapes, and for those wishing to know more about traditions and culture of nomads in Central Asia, in a place not yet targeted by mass tourism.
|The Baikal Lake: a true wonder of our planet
Lake Baikal is one of the Seven Wonders of Russia and is the lake of extremes under many points of view. Let's go together to discover this beautiful place in winter, to discover a crystal world dominated by many different types of ice, among surreal landscapes that cannot be found elsewhere on the planet.
|Iran: what to see, info & photos
Iran is a country with a very old history that will fascinate visitors with its traditions, with Islamic and Persian art and architecture, with the ruins left by ancient civilizations and with remote villages where the time seems to stand still. Come with us along a classic route from Tehran to Shiraz, to discover stunning mosques, magnificent traditional houses, rich museums and teeming bazaars.
|Cook Islands: Rarotonga, Atiu and Aitutaki
The Cook Islands are located in southern Pacific ocean and are the ideal destination for who is looking for postcard-like tropical paradises, with beautiful landscapes, crystalline-clear lagoons and huge white-sand beaches. In this travelogue we will illustrate what should not be missed in Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Atiu, the major tourist destinations among Cook Islands.
|Expedition to Sahara Desert in Chad
If you want to take a trip to the Sahara Desert to appreciate its landscapes, history, wilderness and life of local people, the Ennedi region in north-eastern Chad offers an extraordinary mix to immerse yourself in a little known and unique corner of the world, among oddly shaped sandstone rocks, sand dunes, canyons, oases surrounded by palm trees, cave paintings and nomadic shepherds with their farm animals.
|Trip to Ghana, Togo and Benin among festivals and ethnic minorities
If you are looking for an ethnic-cultural trip to West Africa, then Ghana, Togo and Benin, offer excellent opportunities to immerse yourself in the daily life of local people and ethnic minorities, among unique traditions, festivals and amazing rituals that seem to belong to distant times. All this, in regions still not exploited by mass tourism, where it is still possible to live authentic experiences.
|New Caledonia from Grande Terre to Loyalty Islands
New Caledonia is a French overseas territory that is located in the Southern Pacific, east of Australia, which offers a multitude of environments and where visitors will be fascinated by an unspoilt nature still not affected by mass tourism. Landscapes dominated by miles of fine white sand beaches, crystal clear lagoons with endless shades of blue, forests of Araucaria and mangroves home to an incredible biodiversity, are just a few example of what travelers will find in these beautiful islands.
|Overland trip in Western Australia from Perth to the Kimberly
Western Australia is a huge territory showing geological features, wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, that make it one of the most fascinating area of the entire continent. An overland journey from the capital Perth to the infinite expanses of savannah in the Kimberly region, among immense beaches with fantastic coral reefs, mini canyons where the rocks have up to 2.5 billion years, bizarre rock formations and caves inhabited by crocodiles, frogs and bats.
|The Araucaria forests and the Pacific islands of Chile
Trip discovering Araucaria and Fitzroya forests in the national parks of Conguillio, Alerce Costero and Nahuelbuta, in the temperate regions of Central Chile. Tour to Robinson Crusoe Island in search of rare endemic plants not existing in other parts of the world, before going to Easter Island with its famous Moai, the huge and mysterious lava stone sculptures, in a perfect mix of nature and archeology.
|Discovering Portugal from old villages to sea and beaches
A trip to Portugal offers the opportunity to visit extraordinary old villages in the inland regions, among imposing castles, ancient cathedrals and interesting museums, as well as to relax on gold sand beaches immersed in one of the most beautiful seascapes in Europe. The more active travelers will be surprised by the endless and pleasant walks that visitors can do among picturesque historical centers, while those who love a more relaxing holiday will find spectacular beaches south of the country, in the Algarve region.
|Northern Argentina and Puna: high altitude deserts on the Andes
The Puna de Atacama in northwestern Argentina will leave visitors totally amazed for the extreme, sometimes bizarre, landscapes forged by a violent nature, where unimaginable forces have brought to the surface, from the heart of the earth, minerals with psychedelic colors. Salt flats, volcanic cones, high mountain lagoons with flamingos, million years old lava flows and ghost mining towns, are just few of the things that tourists can enjoy in this incredible high mountain desert nested among the Andes
|British Overseas Territories: Ascension Island
Ascension Island is a tiny spot in the middle of South Atlantic ocean and is part of British Overseas Territories. Opened to tourism only recently, the island hosts a British and US military base, and has an intriguing history because, due to its position half way between Africa and America, it was a convenient spot to install relay systems related to telecommunications. Ascension has a huge network of trails among spectacular scenery, lot of beaches (some of them safe to swim) and is an important breeding territory for green turtles.
|Travel to Kiribati among beautiful sea, nature, traditions
Kiribati is a remote country totally unknown to many and although its surface is extended as much as Australia, more than 99% of such territory is just water. How is the life on these distant small islands? How is the economy and how the problems posed by isolation are solved day by day? A three weeks itinerary from Line Islands (Kiritimati) to Gilbert Islands (Tarawa, Abemama, Abaiang) will answer the questions and will reveal an authentic paradise among fantastic beaches, far away from the crowded luxury resorts of other Pacific islands.
|Expedition in Russia with Nenets people during the transhumance
In the world there are remote corners still very little known, where ancient traditions are yet very strong even in young generations. During this expedition to Yamal, a peninsula in northern Siberia (western Russia) we will follow the Nenets people and their herds of reindeer moving to the north in search of new pastures, before the arrival of summer. This region of Russia is closed to foreigners and before getting here, a complex procedure is required in order to get the permits from the local authorities.
|Trip to Japan in winter among snow festivals, nature and traditions
Travel to Japan in winter, among the world's snowiest places on the island of Hokkaido, hosting interesting festivals with record-size snow and ice sculptures. Excursions to Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima, discovering more respectively about modern life, traditions and history, before visiting the western Alps where snow monkeys (Japanese Macacus) have bath in the hot springs to escape from cold and snow.
|Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates
Trip to the United Arab Emirates from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, cities often featured in the Guinness Book of Records for their buildings and malls respectively among the highest and the largest in the world. This country sees an increasing influx of tourists, not only for the architecture or shopping, but also for some fine beach and for the chance to visit one of the driest and hottest desert in the world.
Tour to Myanmar among thousands of temples
Travel to Myanmar (Burma) discovering ancient temples, pagodas and monasteries housing thousands of Buddha statues laminated with real gold, where pilgrims gather together to pray. Excursion to Inle lake to learn more about the simple life of local people and to attend the exciting Phaung Daw Oo festival. Tours in Yangoon, Bago, Mandalay, Bagan and Golden Rock to learn more about this beautiful country.
|Travel to Vietnam among rice fields and ethnic groups
Tour in northern Vietnam exploring the terraced rice fields on the mountains not far from border with China, among beautiful landscapes and traditional villages populated by ethnic minorities. Cruise to Halong bay visiting this famous place hosting thousands of limestone islands, before sightseeing in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.
|Malta trip review and Malta travel guide
Although Malta is the smallest country of the European Union, the place in an impressive concentrate of history and culture, represented by former towns, countless churches and excellent museums covering various themes. But Malta, especially with Gozo and Comino islands, is also an excellent destination for tourists looking for some beautiful beach and picturesque seascapes.
|Arctic expedition to the ice floe edge in Nunavut (Canada)
The ice floe edge area, the place where the sea ice actually becomes the sea, is called also the "line of life", since most Arctic wildlife, such as narwhals, seals, walruses, polar bears and flocks of birds concentrate here, creating a unique opportunity for a real safari in the Arctic, among spectacular scenery and midnight sun. There is a strict "time window" for such expeditions and in this trip review you will find all the details.
|Travelogue from Socotra and Sana'a in Yemen - info & photos
Tour to Socotra, a small island between Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea, featuring endemic plants not found elsewhere in the world, like the Dracena cinnabari (dragon blood tree). Socotra is spectacular also for the landscape, often dominated by deserted beaches still not affected by mass tourism, or by emerald-green natural water pools on the bottom of several canyons. The itinerary includes a brief tour of Sana'a into Yemen's mainland.
| Las Vegas tour with day trips to Death Valley and Grand Canyon
Tour to Las Vegas taking pictures of the themed hotels and casinos along the Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard). Excursion to the Hoover Dam and day trip to Death Valley in California by rented car. Full day trip to Grand Canyon by small aircraft and information about Grand Canyon flights.
|Safari to Tanzania exploring Serengeti, Ngorongoro and more
Safari in Tanzania to the national parks and the protected areas of the northern parts of the country, up to the border line with Kenya, where the Serengeti becomes the Masai Mara. During the trip we were lucky enough to enjoy the spectacle of the wildebeests migration that included a river-crossing.
|Overland 4x4 trip to Madagascar into world's richest biodiversity
Three weeks tour in Madagascar from Morondava to Fort Dauphin through the central plateau and the dusty tracks of the "deep south". An incredible journey into a unique nature and charming people showing with enthusiasm their way of life. Photos taken with my newest Nikon D7100 camera.
|Trip to Cambodia from Angkor temples to Phnom Penh
Journey to some of the world's most famous archaeological sites belonging to the ancient Khmer empire, culminating in the old city and temples of Angkor where I've taken lot of pictures. Overland trip from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh exploring the interior parts of Cambodia.
|Tour to southern Vietnam along the delta of Mekong river
Photos and travelogue from a trip in southern Vietnam from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to the countryside between the delta of Mekong river, exploring rural villages, floating markets and visiting small family run business living only on what the nature offers.
|Live-aboard snorkeling cruise to Raja Ampat in Indonesia
Included in the "Coral Triangle", Raja Ampat islands show one of the world's greatest biodiversity with different marine ecosystem, depending on currents and exposure. Spectacular underwater photos from Raja Ampat and fantastic landscapes that can be really appreciated only through a live-aboard cruise.
|Flower tour to Namaqualand and botanical trip to Richtersveld
Flower tour to Namaqualand in late winter to admire millions of daisies and other flowers changing the landscape completely. Botanical expedition to the Richtersveld desert, searching for endemic succulent plants and odd geology. Excursion to Cape Town and to Cape Peninsula. Trip review and lot of photos.
|Swim with whales in Tonga: a snorkeling trip to South Pacific
The Kingdom of Tonga is one of the few places in the world where you can swim with humpback whales, observing these massive cetacean directly from inside the water. Lot of regular lagoon snorkeling and wonderful beaches complete this fantastic trip to the heart of the South Pacific ocean.
|Tour to Jordan from Amman to Dead Sea, Petra and Wadi Rum
Trip to Jordan exploring the archaeological sites throughout the country, as the famous Nabataean city of Petra and the ancient ruins of Jerash. Hiking through the beautiful landscape of Jordan, like the Dead Sea and the Wadi Rum desert. Pictures and travelogue.
|Trip to Niue, an amazing little big island in the South Pacific
Travelogue about my trip to Niue, the world's largest raised coralline atoll, offering so much to discover and great fun while hiking the many trails, passing through tropical forest, caves and reef flats. Snorkeling is also fantastic and it can be done in the open ocean too, where tourist can swim with humpback whales and dolphins.
|Tour to New Zealand among pristine nature and nice landscapes
Trip review illustrating a tour to New Zealand, including north and south islands. Traveling to New Zealand is interesting for the beautiful landscapes and for the dramatic geothermal activity in several parts of the country. Auckland is the ideal base to explore the north island, even if you have only limited time, as short day tours can be easily taken to most of the attractions. For the south island, the ideal base may be Christchurch, from where you may explore mount Cook area or get to the western fjords.
|Iceberg cruise under the midnight sun to Ilulissat in Greenland
Travel photography in Greenland during summer solstice in Ilulissat (northern Greenland) to take pictures of the midnight sun and icebergs. Excursion to Eqi Sermia glacier showing the effects of the glacier retreat due to the global warming. Full trip travelogue and travel review.
|Short excursions in Kangerlussuaq before a connecting flight
Short trip review about 4x4 excursions in Kangerlussuaq, while waiting for our connecting flight from Copenhagen to Ilulissat. Kangerlussuaq is surrounded by unspoilt nature, where you can meet muskoxen and hike over the arctic tundra. Tours to Greenland are really exciting, in any place and any season.
|Trip to Denmark: tour of Copenhagen and day trip to Legoland
Excursions in Copenhagen to visit the various attractions like Tivoli Gardens and the Little Mermaid Statue. Day tour to Legoland in Billund, documenting with lot of photos the famous theme park built entirely by Lego bricks.
|Trip to Ethiopia: the Danakil desert and the rock churches
Long journey through Ethiopia, beginning with an expedition to the Danakil depression and Erta Ale volcano, ending with a tour to the rock carved churches of Tigray region and Lalibela, during the Coptic Christmas. Further stops in Ethiopia most important markets and historic places, complete this unusual holiday.
|Safari to Uganda searching for the rare mountain gorilla
Safari tour to Uganda with game drives to Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks, before a trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, searching for the almost extinct mountain gorilla. More game drives to lake Mburo, searching for typical African wildlife, completes this trip to Uganda.
|Kamchatka tour: trekking on the volcanoes
Travel to Kamchatka peninsula in Russia Far East to trek over volcanoes, in a landscape made of solidified lava fields, geysers, fumaroles and volcanic crates, but also dominated by pristine lush forests where wildlife abounds. The travelogue and the pictures show an unusual landscape unique in the world.
|Tour to Mali: trip from Niger river to Dogon country
Tour to Mali in western Africa, discovering the cities along the Niger river and its confluent, like Segou, Djenne and Mopti, before visiting the Dogon country on the Bandiagara cliff. Here people still live on unique traditional culture and build beautiful oddly shaped buildings, almost entirely made of dried mud.
|Egypt travel photography: Lake Nasser and Nile river cruise
Travel photography in Egypt. After a tour of Cairo and the pyramids of Giza, a cruise on lake Nasser follows, from Abu Simbel to Aswan, before a further cruise on Nile river, from Aswan to Luxor. Daily excursions to temples, necropolis and other archaeological ruins throughout Egypt.
|Travel to Ammassalik in East Greenland - photos and trip review
Tour to Ammassalik region in East Greenland by a small chartered boat, navigating into fjords full of icebergs, where majestic glaciers ends into. Trek over East Greenland mountains and onto Greenland inland ice (icecap). Lot of pictures taken into the wild and full travelogue about this remote destination.
|Trip review of a relaxing vacation to Rhodes island, Greece
Rhodes island is the biggest of Dodecanese archipelago in Greece and is a popular vacation destination for families and singles. We have chosen Rhodes island for this summer trip, because of varying landscape and attractions, from beautiful sandy beaches, to mountains and ancient towns rich of culture.
|Island hopping in North Atlantic: tour to the Faroe islands
Trip to the Faer Oer islands, visiting Mykines, Skuvoy, Suduroy, Sandoy, Nolsoy, Stremoy and Eysturoy, traveling by helicopter, ferry and buses, in search of extreme landscapes and birds. Travel photography in the Faroe Islands and full trip review.
|Malaysia Borneo tour and snorkeling to Lankayan island
Journey through the Borneo rainforest in Malaysia, discovering exciting wildlife like the endemic proboscis monkey, followed by a week of relax and snorkeling to the tiny coralline atoll of Lankayan island in Sulu sea. Lot of pictures, including underwater pictures from Lankayan.
|Sub-antarctic islands of Australia & New Zealand cruise
A short trip in New Zealand is followed by an expedition cruise to the sub-antarctic island of Australia and New Zealand, including Macquarie island, a wildlife paradise populated by millions of penguins and other birds. All is documented with details travelogue and tons of photos.
|Trip review of an expedition into Sahara desert in Libya
Tour in a 4x4 with overnights in tents, in the central Sahara desert in Libya. The itinerary follows the rocky Acacus region and the Ubari oasis with its amazing sand dunes, lakes and palm trees. Short trip to ancient Leptis Magna to take additional pictures of the country.
|Tour to Norway, from Sognefjord to Lofoten islands
Voyage to Norway, visiting the most beautiful fjords, the Lofoten islands and the most picturesque cities and towns along the coast. Travel by airplane, train, rented car and cruise ship.
|Dogs-ledge tour in Thule (Qaanaaq) - northern Greenland
Dog sledding in one of the world's northernmost inhabited place known as Thule region, over frozen fjords, glaciers, and between majestic icebergs with professional Inuit hunters. Tour of Qaanaaq in northern Greenland, with full travelogue and lot of photos.
|Winter trip to Ilulissat by dog sled in Greenland
Trip review from a tour in Greenland to Ilulissat and beyond by a team of greenlandic dogs and an experienced Inuit hunter. Dog sled excursions over glaciers, frozen fjords and virgin arctic snow.
|Travel to Siberia, to the Pole of Cold: living at -50°C
Photos from an expedition in Yakutia (Siberia) to the Pole of Cold, following a route from Yakutsk to Oymyakon, via Tyoply Klyuch, Tomtor, Ust-Nera and other villages. The itinerary includes a stop in St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Moscow.
|Trip to Falkland Islands and Patagonia (penguins, glaciers)
Two weeks in the wildlife's paradise of the Falkland Islands, between colonies of penguins, albatrosses, cormorants and many other birds, as well as elephant seals. Trips extension in Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia. These very special and unknown places are documented with hundreds of photos.
|Botswana safari : from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
Safari trip from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, through Botswana, visiting the most beautiful spots for best wildlife viewing, as Magkadigkadi Pans, Okavango delta, Chobe National Park, Moremi reserve and Savute.
|Tour to China and Tibet from Beijing to Lhasa and Shanghai
From the Great Wall, to the Tibetan Monasteries; from the rice fields of the southeast, to the vibrant city of Shanghai. Trip review focusing on a three weeks tour across China and Tibet, discovering the many aspects of this immense Country. All is documented with lot of pictures and details that include Tibet photography information.
|Photography in Nepal: trekking to Everest base camp & Gokyo
A three weeks, lodge-based trekking to Everest and Gokyo, during the cold, but crisper and less crowded Himalayan winter. Tour of Kathmandu and the monasteries along the route. Hundreds of photos and full travelogue to describe this fantastic trip, easily one of the best I have ever had.
|Ecuador: travel to amazon rainforest and volcanoes
Travel review from a week at Sacha Lodge, in the heart of Amazon rainforest, will let to fully enjoy and appreciate the incredible biodiversity of this sensitive area of the planet. Tour of the mountains and villages around the UNESCO city of Quito is included.
|Cruise to Antarctica, on the Shackleton's
A cruise on the Russian ship Professor Molchanov, from Ushuaia via Drake Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and Falkland islands: a wildlife's paradise on the footsteps of the famous explorer. South Georgia is probably the world's most beautiful place and you will find here lot of pictures and travelogue.
|Tour to Canada: Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Edmonton
Most of my trips to Canada are focused to remote Arctic regions, however, in order to get up there it is usually necessary to transit via Ottawa or Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. So, I got each time an opportunity to visit these beautiful cities in Canada, hiking among modern cityscapes and visiting interesting museums.
|Northwest Passage, Canada : kayak trip to Nunavut
After a short visit of the Canada's southernmost cities, a 14 days kayak and hiking trip in the high arctic, on Ellesmere island, follows. This is my most adventurous trip than ever, for its length and remoteness, in an almost completely unknown place of the world.
|Vacation to Maldives : Thudufushi island review on Ari atoll
One week in the Ari atoll (Maldives), snorkeling and scuba-diving in the paradise of Thudufushi and on the nearby deserted islands. Underwater pictures taken around the beautiful reef rich of life. A Maldives travel guide is included in the review.
|Travel review to the Andes of Chile, Bolivia
An intense 3 weeks itinerary documented with lot of photos, crossing the Andes from northern Chile, to Bolivia and Perù, between deserts, salt flats, beautiful colonial cities, Inca ruins and peeks often exceeding 5000 meters above sea level. Photography in South America.
|Vacation to Seychelles in Alphonse, Bird, Praslin, La Digue
Excursions and snorkeling on the islands of Alphonse, La Digue, Praslin and Bird, searching for secluded beaches, natural lagoons, exotic plants, birds, turtles and other wildlife. Day trips to the smaller islands by boat.
|Tour to Granada, Spain, Andalucia region
Sightseeing in Granada and the countryside, one of the most interesting destination in Europe, declared by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site. Day tour to Alhambra, documented with pictures and information about the site.
|Fall foliage in Vermont, why is so beautiful and when to go
Travelogue from a fall foliage trip in Vermont, among the fantastic colors of the trees at the beginning of the autumn. Trip extension to Chicago and Boston, gateway cities for most travelers to Vermont or New England region, in the northeast of the States. The trip review is complete of extensive travel information and lot of pictures taken during the peak of the foliage.
|Polar bear safari tour in Churchill (Manitoba)
Polar bear safari tour along the shores of the Hudson Bay, not far from Churchill (Manitoba, Canada) aboard the Tundra Buggy, an all-terrain and bear-proof vehicle. At the beginning of the winter, lot of polar bears gather near Churchill waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze, before leaving on the ice, an excellent opportunity to observe polar bears in the wild, in perfect safety and from very close.
|Travel review of Iceland, from volcanoes to glaciers
Day trips by airplane, bus, super jeep, snow coach and on foot over the land of Fire and Ice, staying in Reykjavik as "base" for daily excursions throughout this beautiful country.
|Summer trekking to Ilulissat in Greenland - trip review
Photos from Greenland taken during an extensive trekking on the tundra and on the ice cap near the town of Ilulissat, on the west coast of Greenland, two hundreds miles north of the Arctic Circle. Wonderful nature and immense spaces.
|Svalbard islands tour at the end of the polar night
Waiting for the returning sun after the long polar night, a beautiful event documented with lot of pictures. One vacation to Svalbard is never enough, so, after the first trip in 1999, I've decided to return two years later to experience different light conditions.
|Svalbard islands trip by snow scooter (snowmobile)
A long excursion on the ice by snowmobile, driving over the natural highways made of immense glaciers, frozen fjords and pack ice. The snowmobile is ideal to explore Svalbard and take pictures of the frozen landscape just before the spring arrives.
|Alaska tour at summer solstice from Juneau to Barrow
From the forests of the southeast to the arctic tundra. Bears, Whales, glaciers, rain forests, Eskimo dances, and remote towns. This is Alaska, an immense country having so much to offer. All the destinations are documented with lot of old pictures and general info.
|Vacation to Hawaii - beaches and volcanoes
Various day trips by air and car on the islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Lanai, Hawaii (The Big Island), discovering volcanoes and dense vegetation. All the photos were taken with a basic film camera in 1997.
|Vacation to New York and Las Vegas
New York City, Niagara Falls, Las Vegas, Lake Mead and Hoover Dam, day trip by scenic airline to Grand Canyon. Pictures taken with just a disposable camera and by capturing frames from VHS movies. These were really my first trips taken with old and basic equipment.
|USA Southwest trip : California - Arizona - Utah - Nevada
A long trip from Los Angeles to Los Angeles by car, crossing deserts and mountains of California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. All the pictures are captured from a Kodak Photo CD, scanning the original slides.
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