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Photos: Wales -- Kayaking the River Wye

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 21 Dec 2016 | Photo Gallery

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Europe -- Deciding Where to Stay

FRANCE | Friday, 2 Dec 2016 | Views [478]

One of the things that was a constant source of stress during my adventure was finding places to stay where I wouldn't get mugged, attacked by killer cochroaches or kidnapped by aliens.  Turns out that for the most part, I really didn't need to ... Read more >

Adventures in Dining: British Isles

FRANCE | Friday, 2 Dec 2016 | Views [407]

Food in the British Isles has a reputation of being quite bland and uninspiring -- not at all what I experienced!  I had some of my best meals in the Isles. Dining in the British Isles is different from dining in France and quite similar to dining ... Read more >

Adventures in Dining: France

FRANCE | Thursday, 24 Nov 2016 | Views [401]

European dining practices and cuisine vary significantly by country from that in the USA -- you may find it charming, or not -- but you will find it different. Meal times: In France, most people start the day with a quick bite to eat, then eat ... Read more >

Adventures Driving in Europe

FRANCE | Wednesday, 23 Nov 2016 | Views [392]

Driving in Europe is a truely "unique" experience -- only topped by driving in the Far East, Middle East and Africa.  Anyone planning on taking a trip to Europe and "cruising down the highway" needs to seriously rethink that idea a bit. If you ... Read more >

Peugeot AutoEurope -- Solution or DIsaster? UPDATE

FRANCE | Wednesday, 23 Nov 2016 | Views [473]

A number of people have asked about the company I used for a vehicle and how that worked.  The company is Peugeot AutoEurope and they offer a somewhat unique solution for people needing a car for long periods of time -- you buy the car from them ... Read more >

My Ten Most Memorable Cities

FRANCE | Monday, 14 Nov 2016 | Views [405]

This was difficult for me to do — narrowing it down to just ten — seems like every place I went had something special about it — like the French village with live chickens and ducks for sale in the square — or the brasserie in ... Read more >

Impressions: Countries

FRANCE | Saturday, 12 Nov 2016 | Views [481]

Some people have been asking me where my favorites places to visit were, which is a really difficult question because I loved almost everywhere I went.  I spent time in eight countries (some for only a very short time, others for much more), ... Read more >

The "Adventure" Continues -- Re-entry to the USA

FRANCE | Thursday, 10 Nov 2016 | Views [668] | Comments [1]

Well, I made it back to the US, but not without some last minute “twists” to my ”adventure”.   Getting up at 4:30am yesterday turned out to be a “piece of cake” — after that it got interesting.  ... Read more >

Photos: Wales -- Winster -- Cottage photos

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 8 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

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Hanging-out with "Charlie"

FRANCE | Tuesday, 8 Nov 2016 | Views [398] | Comments [1]

It's a grey, cold, rainy day in Paris -- the kind of weather that makes curling-up in front of a roaring fireplace seems real appealing.  Yesterday I did a "dry-run" for my trip to catch a plane tomorrow -- glad I did.  On paper, it sounded ... Read more >

Photos: England -- Lincoln Cathedral

FRANCE | Monday, 7 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: England -- Lincoln Castle

FRANCE | Monday, 7 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: England -- Nottingham Castle

FRANCE | Monday, 7 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: England -- Kenilworth Castle & Abbey

FRANCE | Monday, 7 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: England -- Warwick Castle

FRANCE | Monday, 7 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: England -- Cottage Bridge -- John Constable

FRANCE | Monday, 7 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

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Chartres Cathedral & My Journey Back to the Beginning

FRANCE | Monday, 7 Nov 2016 | Views [403]

Made the drive from Troyes to Paris yesterday -- had originally planned on stopping by a garage sale in a nearby village to browse, then reread the posting and realized it was referencing mainly baby clothes/items so decided to pass.   Many of ... Read more >

An Upbeat Ending & Troyes' "Cat Alley"

FRANCE | Saturday, 5 Nov 2016 | Views [429]

Left Valence yesterday and headed north towards Troyes -- pretty uneventful until the GPS started malfunctioning again -- got as far north as Beaune, then the GPS decided it wanted to go south.  Couldn't get it to correct so picked a road and randomly ... Read more >

Hiking the Ocher Mines of Colorado-Provence

FRANCE | Thursday, 3 Nov 2016 | Views [373]

Left the south of France behind -- I'm glad I saw it but it wasn't what I had hoped it would be.  Almost didn't make it out of Nice -- spent half an hour going around in circles, ovals, out and backs, etc... as my GPS decided to sleep in -- unbelievable, ... Read more >

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