Off the Grid-Throwback

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After reading Norma Toering's Blog Line Dried-Throwback Thursday  I was inspired to take a blast to the past of my time spent in Europe. One of the best things that I learned was that even the greatest cities; whether Rome, Paris, Barcelona, etc. the best adventures are what lays on the outskirts. I studied abroad in the town of Lugano, Switzerland. It's not Zurich or Geneva but Lugano is stunningly beautiful and like no other place. That also stands for other countries though. Traveling to the unknown or off the grid can bring you to the greatest adventures.

Lugano, Switzerland

Italy was just across the lake from Lugano. Traveling in Europe is like traveling from state to state in America, it's nice to be able to have the luxury of visiting all these countries by just hopping on a train.


A closed down insanisylum overlooking Lugano. Unlike in the states there's limited no trespassing signs and warnings. You do things at your own risk and take responsibility for it if you get hurt or screw up. They run on the law of common sense, which again is very unique and interesting when you compare Europe and the United States.


Where I'm going with this is that don't just travel to the well known areas, travel to the unknown or places never heard of. You can visit all the main attractions but every city and town has those underground and local places that really showcase the beauty of the country!

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Kim And Kristine Halverson


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Comments (6)

Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

What a wonderful experience you had while studying abroad!  Loved the photos!

Sep 25, 2014 08:14 AM
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

Kim and Kristine, Those are two really neat photos and I especially love the perspective of the 2nd photo.

Sep 25, 2014 02:09 PM
Kim & Kristine Halverson
Compass - Santa Monica, CA
Sisters, Realtors

Hi Laura, thanks for reading.  Sam, good eye for nice photos.  Kristine

Sep 26, 2014 06:52 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

When in Lake Tahoe I would be asked what I would recommend off the traveled path.  I would surprise everyone by telling them that there were probably a dozen lakes nearbye that would be virtually void of people.  Everyone just came  to Lake Tahoe for Lake Tahoe.  Sounds you discovered the same.  Mark

Nov 06, 2014 07:21 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Kim and Kristine,  I also enjoy out of the way places when I travel.  it's the best best way to get to know the culture of a country. I feel the same way in my own city.  I love out of the way family owned restaurants and the beauty of roads seldom traveled.

Nov 06, 2014 01:49 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
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