Hi from Rick: High-Altitude Bliss
We travelers have spent the pandemic dreaming of the places we'd go when we finally could. And this fall, a few hardy, independent, and vaccinated Americans are finally making their way back to Europe…including me.
In my case, I've been fantasizing about hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc — a multi-day mountain trek around Europe's tallest peak, traversing dreamy and rugged trails through the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps. (A few years ago, I "faked" it for an episode of my TV show…but I wanted to do it for real.) I brought along my girlfriend, Shelley, and some friends. For six straight days, we rose early and hiked 10 or 12 miles, munching lunches at a series of unforgettable mountain passes. It was high-altitude bliss… Read more