Tom is an award winning producer/director. He is a long distance cyclist and avid basketball and volleyball player. He blames his love of traveling on his parents.


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The Path Less Chosen

Travel that's just a bit off the beaten trail.

 "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- St. Augustine

Getting from point A to point B by foot, bicycle, kayak, or some other non-motorized means.

Interesting destinations that make you want to linger, overnight or for several days.

Things that make the journey worthwhile, whether it's a brew pub or the perfect spot to watch the sunset.

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February 24, 2018

Located in the heart of the Tuscany region, Siena has been called Italy's loveliest medieval city. It is wonderful place to spend a couple days enjoying the area's "la dolce vita".

The center of the city is Piazza Il Campo, a large plaza surrounded by buildings built in...

July 7, 2017

It’s been a great hike but now our journey is drawing to a close. This series has taken the reader on a hiking tour of some of the most beautiful landscapes in the northern Mediterranean. The area is often referred to as the Italian Rivera. The last stop on the hike is...

June 26, 2017

Descending to Manarola is a bit easier than some of the other downhill hikes on the trail. A series of switchback stairs brings the hiker from near the top of the cliffs back down to sea level. The trail here is a walkway that has been hammered into the rock face. The...

June 16, 2017

Corniglia is unique among the villages of the Cinque Terre as it is the only one that is not at the base of the cliffs. Corniglia sits high on an outcropping of rock, its sides flanked with terraced vineyards, its base lapped by the waves of the Mediterranean Sea....

June 8, 2017

From the hiking trail high above the Mediterranean Sea you look down into the fishing community of Vernazza. The hiker immediately notices the well protected harbor and the ancient castle ruins protecting that harbor. The town itself seems cling to a large rock jutting...

June 1, 2017

The Cinque Terre (Italian for Five Lands) is a beautiful spot along Italy’s northern Mediterranean coast. Situated between Genoa and Pisa this area is home to what makes northern Italy such a charming destination. These five fishing villages are linked by hiking trails...

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