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The traveler: An expected journey This time it's the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden & Norway before England again for several weeks and on to Croatia.

Photos: Hallstatt

AUSTRIA | Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 | Photo Gallery

Austria in October
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Return to Austria (October)

AUSTRIA | Sunday, 24 Apr 2016 | Views [269]

In the Austrian Alps lies a small village on the edge of a lake. This place called Hallstatt was one of the few spots I'd wanted to visit in Europe before I left. With a plane leaving from Munich in just a few days, inconvenient train schedules, and ... Read more >


Photos: North-eastern Italy

ITALY | Tuesday, 16 Feb 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Last Stop in Italy

ITALY | Tuesday, 16 Feb 2016 | Views [300]

So long ago, back in early October my time in Continental Europe was coming to an end. From Tuscany I’d started to make my way north again, back towards the Alps and the day my plane departed for London. Yet there were still a few days remaining.... Read more >


Photos: Venice

ITALY | Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | Photo Gallery


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City of Water

ITALY | Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | Views [371]

Apparently Venice is one of the most visited destinations in the world. Even during the last few days of September the city was bustling with people. However it was remarkably easy to find places most tourists weren’t, such as the long, narrow ... Read more >


Cycling in Tuscany

ITALY | Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | Views [351]

It would be impossible to describe each bicycle ride, meal and day in Tuscany, but a few moments I think will suffice for you to be envious of my week here with Women’s Quest. Still it is a whole week condensed into words, so beware it’s ... Read more >


Photos: Tuscany

ITALY | Saturday, 7 Nov 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Florence

ITALY | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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A night in Florence

ITALY | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | Views [318]

Italy: the country I didn't think I'd be visiting when I left on my trip. I ended up spending 2 weeks there. The first week in Tuscany with my 2 more of my neighbors on a bicycling retreat was the holiday I'd needed from my vacation. In order to arrive ... Read more >


Photos: France

FRANCE | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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France: the second language and second pair of neighbors

FRANCE | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | Views [158]

I have indeed fallen behind in sharing my travels with you! However the last month of my trip will not go amiss. Now I am home again and no longer planning my next stay I hope to finish with my trip postings in the next couple weeks. My last night ... Read more >


Photos: Switzerland

SWITZERLAND | Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Stunning Switzerland

SWITZERLAND | Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | Views [309] | Comments [1]

Switzerland is renowned for its natural beauty and I was fortunate to stay with a family in a particularly gorgeous place. I arrived in the evening just in time for dinner on the deck. We ate with a 180 degree view over the still waters of Lake Thunasse ... Read more >


Photos: Innsbruck

AUSTRIA | Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Brief visit to Innsbruck

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | Views [291] | Comments [3]

Vienna marked the most eastern point of my trip. From there I headed west. Our neighborhood really does get around. In Innsbruck I stopped for one night to meet up with 2 of our neighbors off on another cycling trip from Innsbruck to Italy. The timing ... Read more >


Vienna

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 2 Oct 2015 | Views [176]

My 8 day bicycle trip through Austria ended in Vienna. Rather than pay for 2 extra nights in a hotel I looked for a local to stay with. Everyone seemed to be on vacation, but in the end I found a single woman to stay with. She'd just returned from a ... Read more >


The Danube

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | Views [181]

My second day (in Austria) was beginning of a 7 day tradition of waking up around 7 am, having breakfast around 8 am, and making sure my bag was packed and left in the lobby for transport to my next hotel before 9 am. For several mornings I had to keep ... Read more >


Arrival and Day 1 in Germany

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | Views [190]

Arriving in another country always makes for a day of information overload, but even more so when you barely speak a word in the new language. If you have never felt like a lone minority it is an experience you ought to have. Then the challenge is to ... Read more >


Bath

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | Views [156]

My last stop in England before departing for the rest of Europe was Bath, the town famous as a Roman spa, and as the place where Jane Austen spent many years of her life. Once again my hosts here were different, and as usual never exactly what I expected.... Read more >


Photos: Vienna

AUSTRIA | Sunday, 13 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: The Danube: Day 4

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 13 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: The Danube: Day 3

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 13 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: The Danube: Day 2

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 13 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: The Danube: Day 1

GERMANY | Sunday, 13 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Bath

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 13 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Near Blenheim Palace

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 5 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Bradford-On-Avon

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 5 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Near Blenheim Palace

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 5 Sep 2015 | Views [147] | Comments [1]

Back on the train again I traveled north for only the second time in almost 2 months to see someone I'd met before. Not far from Blenheim Palace I spent another 2 wonderful days with my previous hostess from Pembrokeshire. That evening we went for a ... Read more >


Bradford-On-Avon

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 5 Sep 2015 | Views [128] | Comments [1]

After the last evening of extreme walking I was very glad to simply settle down on the buses and trains for several hours. For many weeks the trains running east from Bath have been replaced by buses while the train lines are being converted from diesel ... Read more >


Photos: Southwest Coast Path

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Avebury

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Walkin' in the rain

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | Views [179]

I spent a warm, sunny day traveling from Avebury to the coast of north Devonshire over the course of about 5 hours. So far I had had decent weather almost everyday, except for my travel days. For some reason I think the weather gods got a bit mixed up ... Read more >


Stone and wheat: Avebury

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | Views [167]

I'm afraid if I do not learn to summarize better you will be forever a week behind me! Yesterday I bid farewell to Great Britain as I headed to Germany, so I hope I can fill you in before I begin much of my journey here. It was still raining steadily ... Read more >


Photos: The Cotswolds

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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With a friend in the Cotswolds

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | Views [192]

With the calm light of evening I pulled into the Stroud station in the Cotswolds where I'd arranged to meet my Italian friend from Arisaig. After we'd been pointed to the right road through the roundabouts, and collected a few things from the store for ... Read more >


Pembrokeshire

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | Views [162]

Time to celebrate; I'm almost done figuring out where I'm staying for the next month and it's only 7:30 instead of midnight! So now I have a chance to bring you up to date with my travels. From my WWOOFing in north Wales I traveled a little less than ... Read more >


Where is she?

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | Views [210] | Comments [1]

No, I haven't fallen off one of the cliffs in England. It's been all I can do though to keep up with what I'm doing the next day in between pouring through pages of information on how to reserve European train tickets (oh so complicated!), reading through ... Read more >


North Wales

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | Views [260] | Comments [1]

North Wales near the English boarder is not known for its tourist attractions, especially without a car to drive farther afield. My second week of WWOOFing with an English couple in Wales was filled instead with the simple pleasures of the country, and ... Read more >


Peak Districct of hills

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | Views [201] | Comments [1]

I need a vacation from my holiday! I've spent every night of the last week looking at areas to visit, and places to stay. The first planned 6 weeks of my travels have been a real blessing; only the buses and trains to figure out in between. I gave myself ... Read more >


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