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 …

Leaving Budapest

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

Entering Romania

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

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 …

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.  …

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 …

Sighișoara

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

Geocaching

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

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 …

Northern Croatia

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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

WOW!

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

Slovenia Continues

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

Trieste, Italy

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …