Mike and I will be returning to our RV, currently stored near Koper in Slovenia, on April 11. Our return has been quite delayed this year due to two reasons. First, we are renovating our apartment. We intended to make many of these changes when we first purchased the apartment …

Austria: Bits and Pieces

Mike and I left Vienna fairly quickly as we are coming home earlier than originally planned this year.  We travelled very quickly …

Vienna – Just Gorgeous

Mike and I are really hoping/planning/expecting to be back in Vienna next year. We only made a couple of short trips into …

Around Linz

Mike and I are camping near Linz on our way to Vienna where we hope to pick up our new e-bikes.  We …

City of Mozart

Mozart is everywhere.  There are Mozart bridges, Mozart cycle routes, Mozart roads, Mozart buildings and much more.  If it isn’t Mozart, it’s …

Salzburg Area

We are back near a good-sized city for a change.  When we first got to this campground we biked into Salzburg and …

Most Spectacular Bike Path Ever

“Unexpected” best describes our first week in the northeast corner of Triglav National Park.  We came here to do quite a bit …

Ljubljana cont’d

We have just spent a couple of weeks exploring the area around two capital cities that we visited last year; Zagreb, Croatia …

Ljubljana

Mike and I love Ljubljana and the surrounding area. Ljubljana is a very attractive city.  The buildings and architecture, the pedestrian areas, …

Zagreb: Much better this year

Although we visited Zagreb on three different days last year, I really didn’t appreciate it as Zagreb was in the middle of …

Last Stop in Bosnia

Like much of the rest of Europe gasoline boat motors are not allowed in much of Bosnia.  Europeans are much more careful …

Sarajevo

Mike and I have just spent 10 hot days in Sarajevo.  Sarajevo has a strong Muslim culture.  It is interesting that in …

Hello Bosnia and Herzegovina

We are now visiting the country with the most unusual, strange and confusing political system in the world.  I wanted to discuss …

As We Leave Montenegro

As you know by now Mike and I did get our camper out of the tiny village of Virpazar at 8 PM …

The Durmitor Ring

The panoramic Durmitor Ring, what a spectacular route.   Montenegro’s Tourist Department has identified five “panoramic” routes throughout the country.  They are slowly …

Tivat & the Bay of Kotor

Montenegro has its own alternative version of the Creation myth. Apparently, when God was busy creating the world, he carried a large …

Beautiful Montenegro

Let me start by saying that Montenegro is mountains, sea, stunning fjords, medieval towns and walled cities and is just gorgeous.  While …

Dubrovnik, Pearl of the Adriatic

George Bernard Shaw, visiting Dubrovnik in 1929 said: “If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik.”   Lord Byron coined …

Close to the Edge

This short note was basically written by Mike.  I stole an e-mail that he wrote and have reproduced it almost verbatim.  Our …

Around Split Croatia

As always, Mike and I think that we can do more in a day than we actually can.  We recently visited the …

Krka National Park area

Croatia has quite a few national parks that Mike and I are enjoying visiting.  We have just spent five nights in the …

Island of Pag

Mike and I are staying next to the Island of Pag.  It is the 5th largest island in Croatia and it has …

Plitvice Lakes and Surrounding Area

Plitvice Lakes National Park The two most visited places in Croatia are the city of Dubrovnik and Plitvice Lakes National Park.  Mike …

Rijeka’s Carnival finale

Mike and I have just left Rijeka and Opatija a couple of days earlier than we wanted.  We lasted 9 days wild …

2019 Begins

I am afraid that there are no interesting historical facts or information about interesting towns in this entry.  This is just an …

2018 Final Route

Above is our final map of our 2018 journey.  The blue blocks are the number of nights we stayed in each location. …

Our Time is Running Out

Yesterday Mike and I headed to Pula, a town about one hour south of us. I had bought another app for my …

Istria region, Croatia

It is really hard to know what to say about this part of the world. It is lovely. It is historic. Towns …

Slovenia: Istra region

Mike and I have just left Slovenia after a 51-day visit.  Just as a reminder, Slovenia is less than ½ the size …

Aquileia, Grad, Gorizia Italy

The picture above is quite appropriate.  Mike and I have been in and out of Italy and Slovenia for the last couple …

Trieste, Italy

Mike and I are now visiting the Istrian Peninsula which is split between three countries Italy, Slovenia and with the majority of …

Slovenia Continues

Mike and I left Lake Bled and Triglav National Park heading for three well known tourist sites, Predjama Castle, Postojna Cave and …

WOW!

For those that enjoy nature I can’t think of a better place to spend some time.  Triglav National Park and the surrounding …

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sorry but this is a very long article.  A lot has happened since I last wrote.  Mike and I have just spent …

Maribor, Slovenia

Mike and I have just spent the last 10 days in a National Park on the Drava River, 5 km from Slovenia’s …

Introduction to Slovenia

We have just spent our first week in Slovenia.  Before I introduce you to Slovenia I want to finish off some of …

Back to Budapest

Mike and I are back in a hotel in Budapest for two nights, but one of our suitcases isn’t.  It is our …

Lake Balaton: NO POWER BOATS!!

Mike and I left Samobor, Croatia heading north.  We would have have stayed longer if the Sava river had been deeper in …

Northern Croatia

Mike and I left Zaton Holiday Resort around lunch time on Monday, drove 70 km (almost 3 hours) to the campground we …

Entering Croatia

It is a good job that Mike and I aren’t married to our schedule. We had expected to spend March and April …

Geocaching

I am sure how many of you know about geocaching, Mike and I didn’t.  I had heard the term on TV a …

Maramureș and West

It is June 21 and Mike and I are still in Romania.  And on June 21, Happy Birthday Mum.  Mike and I …

Good-bye Transylvania

Although Mike and I have just left Transylvania, we have not left Romania. We are now in the northern region of Romania …

The Paprika Night

Our lovely hosts at our current campground, Nico and Lucia, had offered to cook up a large batch of Romanian Goulash for …

Sighișoara

Sighișoara, more than any other town we have visited, gives one the feeling of being in a real medieval city.  It was …

Transylvania: So glad we came

40+ years of working long hours was worth every second given that it led to this phenomenal retirement experience for both Mike …

WOW What a day!

We had a busier day than normal planned, with a lot of driving around in the car to different sites and villages.  …

Rural Romania, Love It!

This is our first day in Transylvania and we are staying in a fairly rural, but not remote, area.  It isn’t uncommon …

Entering Romania

As I write this, Mike and I are once again driving in our RV. We have just left our first campground in …

Pécs and Harkány, Hungary

After seven days we are leaving the campground in Harkány which is half an hour south of Pécs, one of the larger …

Electric Bicycles

For those that aren’t interested in electric bikes you can skip this long article.  I plan on covering the two main variations …

Lake Balaton, Hungary

Lake Balaton, also known as the “Hungarian Sea”, is a huge tourist resort area. It is a couple of hours drive from …

Leaving Budapest

It is Friday afternoon and Mike and I are driving away from Budapest and I feel awful. Our very generous hosts where …

2018: Next Leg Starts

We leave in 1 ½ days and we are not ready.  How did the time disappear in the last few weeks.  Apologies …

Racing Home

Mike and I have spent the past 10 days racing to Budapest while also doing some running around before leaving our RV …

Krakow, Poland

Our first full day in Krakow started with a city tour bus.  It might be the worse city tour that we have …

Warsaw, Poland

Mike and I are currently in Warsaw, Poland.  We had a few problems finding somewhere to stay as we arrived on October …

Lithuania into Poland

I am afraid that Mike and I travelled through Lithuania faster than we wanted to but the weather really wasn’t conducive to …

Riga, Latvia

After Moscow and St. Petersburg Riga was said to be the third most important city in the Russian Empire.  It was also …

Tallinn, Estonia

Well here are Mike and I in Estonia.  Not what we expected when I last wrote an entry but luckily, we aren’t …

St. Petersburg, Russia WOW!

St. Petersburg WOW!!!  The buildings, the churches, the architecture and the art WOW!   Mike and I would have really liked three weeks …

Helsinki, Finland

Rain, rain and more rain!!!  For many hours every day and all night the rain pours down.  This has been Helsinki.  Until …

Mid Sweden and Stockholm

From rural Sweden to Stockholm and I haven’t written a word.  All together Mike and I have now spent one month in …

Good-bye Norway

  Mike and I have left Norway and are now in Sweden. I thought this would be a good time to just …

Moving North in Norway

We have been told that Norwegians are really serious about their rules with hefty punishments for things like drinking and driving, speeding, …

Norway’s West Coast Fjords

Mike and I are now travelling around the area we most wanted to see this summer – the western coast of Norway …

Bergen

Bergen is Norway’s 2nd largest city and its wettest city and this year has been their rainiest year in a very long …

Norway after Oslo

We had been told to visit the small picturesque town of Risor on our drive through the south. It was quite a …