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Prague – Eternally Beautiful

By On November 1, 2014

They say that Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but we arrived at night so had to wait until morning for proof. Our train from Budapest to… Read More


Budapest – Where Everyone is a Local

By On October 29, 2014

Hungary has been free from the Soviet puppet show for 25 years, but my formative years were in the midst of the Cold War. It was the Eighties with Reagan in office… Read More


Vienna – We See the Fall

By On October 25, 2014

It was late October and we hadn’t yet experienced cool autumn weather. Other than our time in Iceland, most of the weather had been warm or hot. We really wanted sweater weather,… Read More


Croatia – A Leap of Faith

By On October 22, 2014

Leaving the town of Split in broad daylight was a lot easier then entering it in the dark. We decided to skip seeing Diocletian’s Palace as most of the reviews compared its… Read More


France – Normandy & Brittany

By On September 28, 2014

ESCAPE FROM PARIS After picking up our rental car at Gare du Nord and navigating a mid-size station wagon out of a compact size parking spot and up an economy size ramp,… Read More


France – Life in Paris

By On September 23, 2014

It’s only two hours and 16 minutes on the high-speed Eurostar train from London’s St. Pancras International to Paris’ Gare du Nord. Although both cities are among the top travel destinations in… Read More


England – London Eye & Mad Eye

By On September 12, 2014

The high-speed train from Edinburgh to London’s Kings Cross station was uneventful and put us at our hotel by late afternoon, which meant we’d begin our city exploration the following day. In the… Read More


Scotland – Nessie, Whisky & Naughty Zoot

By On September 9, 2014

Our journey was from Portree to Inverness, which has about 60,000 residents and is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. The route was only about 160 miles but would take… Read More


Interior to Hill City

By On July 14, 2014

The trade-off of a short travel day is that loading up the truck and driving that first mile isn’t nearly as attractive as languishing in bed. Inertia is a warm, confortable bed… Read More


Mosquito Park

By On July 5, 2014

Today was a big driving day for us with more than 400 miles covered across northern Montana. Pretty much a straight shot – flat, with small towns every 30 miles where we… Read More


West Glacier to St. Mary

By On July 1, 2014

Today was moving day – from Fish Creek on the west side of Glacier NP to St. Mary – Glacier Park KOA on the east side. Easy drive. Ninety nine point six… Read More


Night Falls in Glacier NP

By On June 30, 2014

Honestly, this should have been a day unworthy of a picture or a post. At least that’s true for the first 95 percent of it. We slept in … again, and stayed… Read More


The Drive to Kintla Lake

By On June 29, 2014

The rain continued through the night and kept the coach downright cold. After our experience in Collier – where the heat pump auto-switched over to the not-yet-broken-in furnace and filled our trailer with smoke, setting off… Read More


Journey into the Wild

By On June 28, 2014

It was a short drive from Alberton to the Fish Creek Campground near West Glacier Village where we were scheduled to dry camp over the next three days. So we slept in… Read More


Bend – Oasis in Central Oregon

By On June 26, 2014

Bend was an oasis (high speed wifi, hot showers, laundry rooms, AC power, large and well-stocked grocery stores…), and the last such place for the next several weeks. From here, we aimed… Read More


Rare Pizza Shark Sighting in Bend

By On June 21, 2014

Among the many benefits of camping is the food. Despite the limited food options (try finding a well-stocked grocery store in any popular camping area) and the lack of proper tools, there’s… Read More


From Lassen to Central Oregon

By On June 17, 2014

It wasn’t easy to leave the Lassen area, but we headed north toward Crater Lake National Park. The drive along CA-44/89 North took us past MacArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, where we… Read More


Real Diner Eatin’ and Lava Tubes

By On June 13, 2014

We slept in. A non-negotiable after spending the past few weeks selling and/or storing everything we own, and saying farewell (even if temporarily) to everybody and everything you’ve known for the past… Read More