I don't think that I fully understood Vincent van Gogh's paintings until I stood in an olive grove in St-Rémy de Provence, France. This particular olive grove sits outside the walls of St. Paul de Mausole, a 12th-century Augustine monastery that became a psychiatric hospital in the 1800s...Read more
About: Kelly Perce
Leading Backroads trips is a hard job to beat, so after 10 years of staying put in Berkeley, Kelly got out her suitcase and returned to the leader lifestyle she once loved. In both rounds of trip leading, Kelly has spent her summer months in France, Switzerland and Italy, with appearances in the Netherlands, Vermont and even her home state of California. In the winter she returns home to Berkeley and spends her time in an office secretly longing for spring and the chance to wear hiking boots, fleece and a backpack to work again.
Recent Posts by Kelly Perce
There's nothing quite like hiking in the Swiss Alps. Over the years, I've thought about what makes hiking in Switzerland unique and I've come to the conclusion that it's not merely the perfect signage. Here are a few of the elements that make the land of cheese and chocolate an exceptional place to hike.Read more
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- July 7, 2015 on The Makings of a Great Swiss Hike