Trieste and Venice

Trieste: One day Mike and I took our bicycles into Trieste. We had two aims. The first was to do one of …

Ljubljana and Koper

It has been a little while since I posted my last article. Things have been a little hectic both on the home …

Poland

Mike and I spent 12 lovely days in western Poland. We could easily have slowed down and spent more time in the …

Great first day in Poland

After just a few hours in Poland I wanted to let you know about our great first day here. Yes, we have …

Cycling to the Baltic

We did it! We just completed a cycle route from the Adriatic near Trieste in Italy all the way to the Baltic …

Potsdam

Mike and I visited the city of Potsdam before returning to Canada in August. Our plan, after arriving back in Germany, was …

Berlin and more

I am a somewhat hesitant starting to write this post. For one reason, it is a little late, but Mike and I …

Eastern Germany

After enduring a few weeks of chilly temperatures and threatening rain, today’s weather is lovely. So why am I sitting here writing …

Munich

Mike and I really like both Munich and Bavaria. We have been here before, on vacation, and I have been here on …

Mountains of Austria

Mike and I have spent quite a bit of time in Austria over the last few years but we haven’t been in …

Switzerland (1 of 2)

As I write this Mike and I are just leaving Switzerland. We have spent about three weeks touring this country. I can’t …

Summary of our year in France

I am having an unusually difficult time writing this summary of our time in France. Unbelievably, we have spent almost a full …

Lake Geneva

Leaving Grenoble we wanted to visit the Swiss cities of Geneva and Lausanne both on Lake Geneva.  As I mentioned in an …

A little nerve-racking

I am trying to write this article as we are driving north through the French Alps. We will eventually head north-east towards …

Southern France

My cousin Jane just spent the last four days with us in southern France which was really nice. As you can see …

FRENCH DRIVERS!

Everything they say about French drivers is true. This is our seventh year in Europe (our original plan was for three years) …

Aix-en-Provence

Mike and I are currently exploring the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region better known as Provence which includes the French Riviera. Here are cities and …

Marseille and Montpellier

My apologies for the delay in writing.  Our lives seem to be somewhat consumed with my broken leg.  Mike says that it …

Back in France

It’s March and Mike and I are back at our campground near Marseille France. We are back but not exactly in one piece. I …

2022 Summary

Well our time in France for this year is over but we will be back.  I was going to recap our year …

The Romans were here

The Romans are one of just many different reasons that we have spent a lot of time near Avignon in Provence. This …

Avignon and Aramon

Three weeks of staying near Avignon and we haven’t left yet.  In all honesty, we didn’t get to properly visit Avignon for …

Dijon

Mike and I spent a few very enjoyable days visiting Dijon, the capital of Burgundy.  No we didn’t buy any of the …

Luxembourg

This is NOT our photo.  It is one we found on the internet.  None of the pictures in this article were taken …

Brussels

Brussels is a great city.  I can see why it is the main tourist location in Belgium.  Our trip was rather damp, …

Ghent

WOW, what a picturesque city.  I am so sorry that much of our time in Ghent was spent in damp weather and …

Brugge or Bruges??

So where are we, Brugge or Bruges?  The locals all use Brugge although I believe that English speaking countries have standardized more …

Arras, Dieppe and more

Canada could learn a lot about camping from Europe.  We just stayed in a campsite that was 1 km from the main …

Rouen and the Seine River

Two weeks camping in a marina on the Seine River, lovely.  I actually ran outside in the rain to get the picture …

June 6, 1944  D-Day

In 10 days camping near the D-Day Invasion Beaches of Normandy, you can’t help but learn something about the invasion.  The invasion …

Emerald Coast

No we aren’t in Ireland, we have been visiting the Emerald Coast of France.  Mont Saint-Michel is France’s most popular tourist attraction …

Heading to Brittany

Mike and I camped in Nantes for two weeks.  We might have stayed longer if the campground hadn’t been fully booked.  Nantes …

Apocalyptic Heat Wave

It was interesting listening to the Canadian CBC news broadcast talk about the apocalyptic heat wave covering France.  They were right.  This …

102 km!!

102 km (63 miles), that is what Mike cycled the other day without me!  When I write I need absolute quiet so …

Blois and the Loire Valley

It has been exactly 30 years since Mike and I toured the Loire valley on vacation in a rented camper. Having our …

Leaving the Mediterranean

Mike and I have now spent six weeks along the Mediterranean with the last two at a campground in Agde.  During this …

An Awful Day

What an absolutely awful day.  Mike and I have continued our long distance bike riding this week and, yesterday the plan was …

Barcelona Area week 2

Mike and I are just getting ready to leave Barcelona and return to France.  We visited with friends we made when we …

North Catalonia

Mike and I have spent the last week in North Catalonia but we are not in Spain, we are in France.  Apparently …

La Cité de Carcassonne

30 years ago Mike and I accidentally stumbled on the phenomenal walled city of Carcassonne.  I believe that it was the first …

Toulouse

When I hear the term “pink city” I think of Jaipur in India. That is a city well deserving of the name. …

Around Lourdes

I chose the camping spot at Tournay as it was within an hour or so of various areas I wanted us to …

San Sebastián, Spain

Mike and I visited San Sebastián, a major town in Spanish Basque country, by car and liked it so much we made …

French Basque Country

We are currently staying in Basque country (Pays Basque).  Most people think of Spain when they hear Basque but the bordering area …

Spring has Sprung

Magnolia trees, green grass, trees turning green, a few flowers and people mowing their lawns all says that spring has arrived.  My …

Medieval Villages Galore

I think what intrigues Mike and I the most about the various medieval villages we have been touring is that you will …

We’re Back!

Mike and I are now back in Europe starting Year Six of our three year plan.  I guess that means that we …

2021 Summary

For the second year in a row, the coronavirus has determined both our route and our time allotment in Europe.  This year …

Bordeaux

Wine! It is really too bad that Mike and I aren’t more into wine.  Why aren’t we wine connoisseurs or even wine …

Périgord: Come Visit

1,000 castles and châteaux are in Périgord, the area where we are camping.  The Périgord region is also known by the name …

Heading to Western Europe

Big news first.  After almost 5 years we have finally got to France which is where we were heading a very long …

Good-bye lovely Czechia

20 years ago Mike and I visited Prague and thought the city was just great.  Other than Prague, we knew very little …

Southern Bohemia

Next to Prague, Southern Bohemia is the major tourist area in Czechia.  We will have spent three weeks camping near the capital …

Fairy-tale Prague

Magical, fairy-tale, lovely Prague.  In 2003 Mike and I rented a camper and toured Central Europe.  At that time, Mike decided that …

Kutná Hora and More

Mike and I have been camping in the superb city of Prague for almost two weeks and I won’t be talking about …

Lovely Olomouc, Czechia

Maybe we weren’t just “lucky” with the first few towns we camped in, here in Czechia, because this one is great also.  …

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th lived up to its name and was probably our worst cycling day in all of Europe.  Before I leave …

Lucky Twice in a Row

Again, Mike and I picked a campground based on its proximity to a train station for our long bike rides.  We selected …

A Bicycle Ride to Remember

Instead of bringing you up-to-date on Czechia and our time here, this entry is about one day only.  It was a day …

Lucky Choice

Sometimes you just get lucky.  We looked for a town just inside the Czech border with a train station.  This was all …

Four Countries

Four countries in two weeks.  Many campers do this in Europe but normally Mike and I would only see one or two …

We are Back

This is a quick update to let everyone know that Mike and I are back in Croatia in our RV.  Mike and …

Solitary Splendour

It has been one month since Mike and I left our winter camping spot in Funtana, Istria. We are now a couple …

Cycling in the Clouds

When I left off the last time, Mike and I were about three days into a Jugo weather pattern.  Jugo can last …

Still in Istria

Well this is an overdue post but who wants to write and say that they won’t be home for Christmas.  With Toronto …

Istria is Great

Thanks to Covid Mike and I are back on the Istrian Peninsula for the remainder of this year.  Luckily, we both love …

Slovenia during Coronavirus

As many of you know the coronavirus has been constantly changing our route and countries visited this year. In the first week …

Leaving Slovakia

After 42 days we are now leaving Slovakia.  Slovakia is a fairly small country, even smaller than Nova Scotia, with a total …

Lovely Košice

As you probably know, Mike and I had anticipated being in Czechia (Czech Republic) now and not still in Slovakia.  It turns …

High Tatras

The one area of Slovakia that we were told over and over to go and see, was the High Tatras.  The High …

A Taste of Rural Slovakia

Wow, what a great start to our time in rural Slovakia.  As we drove into the campground, the campers were all out …

Bratislava

Mike and I have now been in Slovakia for over a week.  We had been in Bratislava previously but only for a …

Sunday Brunch in Vienna

We LOVE Vienna.  We have spent 17 days at the campground near Vienna, touring both the city and the surrounding area.  This …

Long Distance Cycling

Jackie riding on the Danube As many of you know, last year Mike and I started what we call “long distance cycling”, …

Graz and Surroundings

Mike and I are definitely getting back into long distance cycling.  Of course, our idea of long distance, is a little bit …

Southern Austria

The good news is that Mike and I are now in Austria.  We didn’t have to choose between quarantining or returning to …

Leaving Slovenia

Mike and I are hoping to leave Slovenia later today and head into Austria.  It is really hard to know if this …

Good-bye to Mirna

After one week here, Mike and I are leaving the village of Mirna, that welcomed us so nicely.  The last few days …

Welcome to Mirna!

What a phenomenal welcome to the village of Mirna, Slovenia.  30 minutes after we arrive Petra, assistant to the mayor, visits us …

Ljubljana and Vicinity

We have now been out of quarantine for one week and what a week it has been.  Near the end of quarantine, …

Two days to go!

Two more days to go!  On Friday morning our quarantine in Slovenia comes to an end.  Trying to find out who to …

Quarantine!

Mike and I are no longer in Canada. We have made it to Slovenia. I posted my first article about the last …

Leaving Canada

The Day(s) of Hell! Let’s start with the good news first.  It is Thursday night and I am writing this while sitting …

Europe here we come!

Mike and I have booked our plane tickets to join our camper in Slovenia. We should be leaving Canada on June 25. …

2020 Road and Cycling Maps

Click here to see all our 2020 posts. Click here to see our 2020 photo gallery. Above is our final map of …