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 …

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 …

Entering Sweden

I am writing this in the pouring rain and severe winds in a marina near the small town of Ängelholm.  Thanks to …

Leaving Denmark

Mike and I are currently driving from Denmark into Sweden.  We will soon be on a large bridge that connects the two …

The Centre of Denmark

Mike and I have seen many very different sites over the last few days.  We spent a great day at the Egeskov …

Danes in Denmark

Instead of talking about what we have seen and what we have been doing I thought that I would dedicate this blog …

Northern Denmark

Northern Denmark – Mike and I are currently in Skagen which is the northernmost town in Denmark.  Skagen is the most “touristy” …

Legoland and More

We have visited various Danish attractions in the last few days.  We spent some time in Ribe which is Denmark’s oldest town.  It …