Tour Map

In the course of time I have accumulated a number of places visited around the world. This website is primarily there to document these places for myself and to help a little with the memory. Mainly photos will be found here, but since 2018 also videos. In addition there are some travelogues, which were unfortunately never really finished, but will be completed in the future. The website starts with a tour to Florida in 2009. Through official visits I visited far more places than are shown on the map and were marked. However, I at least marked the most important places. For some there are no travel reports, photos or videos because the length of stay was simply too short or I had no desire to document something. The following places or regions were visited by me and have some content on this site:

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How does a 60€ per day rental house look like in Toscany region in Italy?

We went to Italy for a week to relax a bit and see the unknown area of Tuscany. The two of us rented a whole house for 60€ a day. This is much cheaper than a hotel and at the same time has much more comfort. The house was about 15 minutes by car from the Tuscan beach in Viareggio, a well-known tourist area. We rented the house in September 2021, when the season was already over. But we were still lucky because the temperature was still almost 30 degrees and the water was still very warm.

The Carrara Marble Mines in Italy

Cararra was not far from our house by the sea. A visit to the mines was therefore naturally on the agenda. The famous white marble has been mined in Cararra for over 2500 years. Everything in the area is about marble. Here we were in a stalactite cave in the mountains and in the mines of Cararra.

Driving around Viareggio in Italy

After the strenuous hikes and the crisis, we had earned a short holiday at the Italian sea. We chose the town of Viareggio in Tuscany. While my Companion lay around by the sea, I used the time for a few drives through the surrounding area. I visited Pisa, Florence, Siena, Luca and a few other smaller towns.

The Grande Traversata delle Alpi (GTA) in Italy from Forno to Alagna Valsesia

For the third time, I went to the Alps in Italy for the Grande Traversata delle Alpi in 2021. This time, The Great Destroyer was present and walked the route for the first time. This meant that we started the whole route all over again together. That’s not bad, it gave me a chance to see it again a little later in the year. And it was indeed completely different. On my first tour, it was still partly over snow on the high passes and in fog. Here, the weather was perfect, sunny and warm. The vegetation was also much wider than just two months before. In parts, I could no longer recognise the route. Anyway, it was clear that summer at 2500 m is very very short. Now as I write these lines it is mid-October and winter has been back there for a few weeks. When we were there it was August. In any case, a very worthwhile second tour for me, this time all together in just one video.

Pont Saint Martin in the Italian Aosta Valley

Pont Saint Martin in the Aosta Valley was the end of my second trip on the GTA. Here, on the same day, I made a forced march from Refugio Coda early in the morning with a 2000m altitude loss descent into the Aosta Valley. After still being in the cold at the top, it was almost 30 degrees summery warm in the Italian town. I had to get myself two ice creams straight away and was able to take a brief look at the thousand-year-old city in the evening. There was already a settlement there in Roman times and the bridge was 2000 years old!