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...
Hashtag Vanlife!!!

Hashtag Vanlife!!!

We finally did it! After six months of delays, we ditched our plan to purchase a camper van and opted to rent one instead. It does shorten our trip, be we decided that it was time to get on with it. After our week of skiing in Montenegro was over, we headed back to...
Changes are afoot!

Changes are afoot!

Bet you didn’t expect to see skiing pictures on this blog! More on that below… We have a lot to report this month! After looking across the water at the Greek island of Corfu every day for the past month we thought it would be a shame to not visit. Not...
Sunny Albania

Sunny Albania

Another month and another Airbnb is almost behind us! We’re very much enjoying the sun and warm-ish temperatures here on the coast of southern Albania. The Riva near our apartment Quinn hangs on A hike along the coast Here are some highlights from the past few...
Following the Sun

Following the Sun

While stuck in the rain in November and desperate for sunshine, we booked a place in Southern Albania for January-February. Being further south, it’s warmer and gets 14 minutes more daylight each day. Yes, we look at these things. We arrived in Albania a few...
Old Rocks in Montenegro

Old Rocks in Montenegro

After an overcast and rainy month in Kotor, we made a short but welcome move to the town of Budva, about 30 minutes away. It’s located on the coast, rather than on the bay, and is supposed to be sunnier. We spent a little more on our Airbnb this time and got a...