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Hiking the Dolomites - Alta Via 1

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Our family hiking trip this year was to the Dolomites, more specifically Alta Via 1. John and I have done several hut to hut hiking trips in the Alps and planned them all ourselves, we never had any problems. As I started to plan our trip to the Dolomites, it became clear to me that it might be easier if we used a local company to help us book our accommodations and transportation. That way when questions came up from family members there was someone we could ask. Also letting the ultrarunner of the group plan the daily hiking itinerary probably isn't the best idea. 



I ended up contacting Dolomite Mountains, I sent them my itinerary, the places I had already booked and a few other specifications and Monica created an agenda pretty similar to the one I already had in mind. As much as I like to plan things myself, it was nice to have someone local and not feel responsible for 5 other people's vacation. Plus if they thought the hike was too hard they couldn't blame me. 





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Running in Prague

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Our family hiking trip this year was in the Italian Dolomites, but before we met up with the rest of the family Gretchen and I spent 5 days exploring Prague. Why Prague? My husband was there for work, so I didn't have to pay for a hotel, plus I had never been there before and had heard nothing but wonderful things about it. 

Gretchen started training for her first Ultra and Tri this summer, so she was all about making sure she was able to run while we were in Prague, which sounded perfect to me. We have found that Tripadvisor is a very valuable resource for recommendation on things to do, especially when traveling internationally. Gretchen started research things to do in Prague when she came across running tours in Prague. I had no idea that running tours were a thing! 




There were 2 different running tours that we debated doing, one was a tour of the city, the other was a trail running tour. As much as I wanted to do the trail running one, I figured if we were only going to do one,…