Under the Vulcano

Position: 38°25’11″N 14°57’15″E The grand entrance of a 35-foot red-hulled German sailboat into Porto di Ponente’s snug harbour immediately made Carol reach for her iPhone. Manned by three strapping young men, two on the foredeck and one at the helm, …

Amalfi

Position: 40°37’54″N 14°35’51″E I’ve never been certain if Amalfi means just one Malfi, one of many Malfis, or indeed an absence of Malfis. The Jacobean play, The Duchess of Malfi, indicates that the original name has since morphed into a …

La Dolce Vita

Position: 41°12’57″N 13°34’23″E After spending the summer reconnecting with our friends and families on America’s west coast, we had exhausted both our 90-day ban from Schengen countries and our hosts, Lauren and Wade (thanks guys!). It is time to return …

Roswell, NM

Position: 33°24’35″N 104°31’27″W “Roswell? Why do you want to see Roswell?” Carol asked, giving me the side eye. “Because,” I replied, “I want to see where you went to high school.” Key to our southwestern road trip was the opportunity …

Frenchglen and Home

Position: 42°49’36″N 118°54’51″W Thirty-five years ago, Nevada’s section of US Route 50 was deemed by Life Magazine as the “loneliest road in America”. Life’s editors clearly never travelled route 140/205, from Winnemucca, NV, to Frenchglen, OR. Woodsmoke from the raging …

The Empty Quarter

Position: 39°52’59″N 115°18’42″W The corner of Nevada where it meets Utah and Idaho is mostly unpopulated. Here, the ruggedly beautiful mountains lie north to south and stretch along a half dozen wide, empty valleys, all arid high desert with sagebrush …