The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

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Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

Madonna di Campiglio

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

 

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda is a great part of the world, obviously it is a skiers paradise, however I was there in summer in July 2010, it was great being able to move around without the crowds and the snow. I also used it as a base to visit St Moritz & Salzburg.

Crazy Germans cyclists

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

I met two crazy Germans who were  riding bikes at 8,500 ft on top of the mountains.

Madonna di Campiglio

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda
Totally spectacular.

David Herd 8,500 ft high at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

 

 Madonna di Campiglio is a  ski resort in the alps in northeast Italy. It is 1,500 m above sea level and about 1000 people live there.

North Italy wonderful mountains

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

 

Rugged mountains and blue sky.

A beautiful view of the mountains

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

 

Captivated by the wonderful view.

 The village of Peio in the Italian Alps.

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

 

Peio is a hamlet in the Italian Alps, which has focused on agriculture and cattle raising. Since 1970 it has become a popular ski resort.  Peio  is rich in mineral water which they bottle and export.Lake

Peio

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

 

I was staying in the village below.

Beautiful valley near Peio

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

 

It looks just like a picture postcard.

 Peio Italian Alps

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

 

I was so lucky the weather was beautiful.

Nice restaurant & hotel in Peio

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

 

Good food and a great atmosphere.

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

 

The photo above is on the road from Lake Garda to Peio.


Here I am in my ski lodge in the Italian Alps.

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

 

Home sweet home, now time to hit the road. Thanks for visiting my Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda photo blog.

My road trip from Peio to Salzburg via St Moritz.

Northern Italian ski resort Lake Garda

 

Thanks for dropping by folks, here is a little video capturing the essence of Italy.

Here is a great site for tourism in Italy, click here.

 


Click here to see an interesting part of France.

 

 

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Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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