When I was a kid, my family lived in Belgium. My father was stationed at SHAPE in the ’80s, and when I wasn’t having nightmares about the Fulda Gap or “The Day After,” we traveled all over Europe.
Some would say hiking any summit that towers above the boundless blue of the Mediterranean Sea is a spiritual experience. But many make the trek to the Santuario dell’Avvocata in Maiori, Italy, as a religious pilgrimage.
The summer in Europe sizzles with events. Here's a sampling of what's on the docket for July 2017.
We’d entered this untamed forest by a path created not by the park service but worn into the ground by the footsteps of those who went in before us — some of whom never came out.
A trip to Lido by boat from Venice's train station routinely takes almost an hour. But for those who love the sun, sand and gently splashing waves, it’s probably worth it.
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