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Europe -- Deciding Where to Stay

Friday, 2 Dec 2016 | Views [455]

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

Friday, 2 Dec 2016 | Views [384]

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

Thursday, 24 Nov 2016 | Views [381]

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

Wednesday, 23 Nov 2016 | Views [371]

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

Wednesday, 23 Nov 2016 | Views [454]

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

Monday, 14 Nov 2016 | Views [384]

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

Saturday, 12 Nov 2016 | Views [457]

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

Thursday, 10 Nov 2016 | Views [646] | 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 >

Hanging-out with "Charlie"

Tuesday, 8 Nov 2016 | Views [375] | 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

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Photos: England -- Lincoln Castle

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Photos: England -- Nottingham Castle

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Photos: England -- Kenilworth Castle & Abbey

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Photos: England -- Warwick Castle

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Photos: England -- Cottage Bridge -- John Constable

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Chartres Cathedral & My Journey Back to the Beginning

Monday, 7 Nov 2016 | Views [383]

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"

Saturday, 5 Nov 2016 | Views [409]

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

Thursday, 3 Nov 2016 | Views [356]

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 >

Les Plages de St Tropez

Wednesday, 2 Nov 2016 | Views [374]

Headed out mid-morning towards St Tropez -- it's about an hour plus west of Nice on the Mediterranean Coast.   The GPS claimed not to have ever heard of St Tropez and it took about twenty minutes to finally convinnce it that St Tropez really existed ... Read more >

Cannes -- Ile Ste. Marguerite -- Man in the Iron Mask

Tuesday, 1 Nov 2016 | Views [442] | Comments [1]

Today my big destination was Cannes.  Not much different to do there from the other places in this area -- you can walk around, go shopping, people watch and they apparently offer a couple of tours a day of the site where they do the film festival ... Read more >

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