A fellow traveler stated, "You haven’t lived your life until you’ve been here." She was speaking of the Cinque Terre or the "Five Lands" that lie along the northern Mediterranean coast of Italy. I couldn’t agree with her more. Made famous, most likely, as one of travel guide Rick Steve’s "back doors", Cinque Terre, today, has the reputation of being overcrowded with tourists.
However, we traveled in the spring (April) and still found all the beauty that is to be absorbed from this gorgeous area. While tourists did speckle each town and along the paths, we found many of them to be Germans. Furthermore, there was never a point in our stay that we were annoyed so much that we wished we wouldn’...Read More