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...
Portugal!

Portugal!

Portugal was one of the places that we all said we really wanted to visit when we started this trip. There are a lot of American expatriates who call Portugal home, and even Jen’s grandmother once said that Portugal was one of her favorite places. With a...
Following the Camino de Santiago

Following the Camino de Santiago

As soon as we left Bayonne, the flat plains of Western France gave way to the hilly terrain of the Pyrenees as we entered Spain to follow the northern coast across to the city of Santiago de Compostela. Quinn is doing a great job of keeping our route updated every...