Day 19-5 - October 8, 2015 - Thursday - Explore Monte Pollino; Hike in San Lorenzo Bellizzi; Stop at Santa Maria delle Armi

Marianna prepared an incredible breakfast for us; we could have fed the whole town of Civita! There were fresh croissants, sweet rolls, little tarts, cakes, bread, cheese, jellies, and fresh nectarine juice.

We walked to the piazza to meet our group. There were only eight of us today. We met our two...

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World Map

Explore every country that the Garcias have been to-- visually! Watch as countries are marked blue (visited) and those that are still unvisited (gray).

Even though the Garcias take multiple trips per year, they still have a long way to go for complete world exploration!

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Top Ten Lists

In answer to the many questions the Garcias have received about "what country do you like best?" here are our Top Ten Lists!

Follow their travels to see their best tour directors, most memorable places, favorite cities, and most beautiful places.

These lists will be updated as the Garcias continue to explore the world.

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Uyuni Salt Flats







Hilltop City of Gordes is an online journal with photographs of our trips to the four corners of the earth!

Vic and Gennie Garcia are retired school teachers who are now traveling the globe. They have been all over the world including Africa, Europe, Asia, and The Americas. They keep a daily journal for each trip they go on, and this site is where you can read each journal and view the pictures of the day!

Both Vic and Gennie use their digital cameras to capture the experiences, sights, and people they encounter on their journeys. Sometimes taking upwards of 200 photos a day, they capture every detail of the adventure, leaving nothing unnoticed. Whether it be a monkey on the top of a forest canopy, the intricate details of a flower, or the bright colors of a poison-dart frog, the Garcias will be sure to notice and photograph it! is your reservoir for their journeys and adventures, their photographs and journals. Browse around, look at the pictures, read a journal or two: soon you too will be engulfed in their adventures!