A brief visit to Italy and the Swiss Alps

A brief visit to Italy and the Swiss Alps

What’s the first thing you do when you get to Italy? Have a pizza, of course. Quinn has been looking forward to Italy for a while for that reason alone. After driving through an 8-mile long tunnel crossing the French Alps we stopped at the first Italian town we...
French Wines and Cheeses

French Wines and Cheeses

The lyrics to Jimmy Buffett’s “He Went to Paris” kept running through my head as we left Toulouse and headed east back toward the Mediterranean sea. After a very rainy and not-so-memorable night on the beach, we headed inland in search of wine. On...
The Schengen Games

The Schengen Games

Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Maybe it will stick! By entering a long route into Google Maps, Jen calculated that we have 31 hours of driving time left to visit the places and people on our list and end out in Northern Europe so that we can cross into the...
Southern Portugal

Southern Portugal

After we left the kitesurfing beach, we headed back to Lisbon. We hopped aboard an ancient tram that rattled and wheezed its way through the narrow and steep streets of the old town. Next, we headed for Belém, a waterfront suburb south of town. There we got a glimpse...
RV travel in Europe

RV travel in Europe

A few people have asked me what it’s like to travel in Europe by camper van, so I thought I’d put together a post detailing our experiences so far. The Van Our rented camper would be known in the USA as a “class B” – it’s a camper...