Europe Road Trip Day 5: Marseille, St. Tropez, Cannes & Nice

Day 5 of my road trip through Europe was one of those dream days. We started in Marseille and drove east through the French Riviera. It is some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere on the Mediterranean and possibly on Earth. Marseille, France Marseille in my mind was one of the most exotic places I […]

Europe Road Trip Day 4: Lyon, Avignon & Aix-En-Provence

Day 4 of my road trip through Europe was full of surprises. I was really surprised about how much I liked each place we visited and especially loved Avignon. The day also cemented my belief that there is more to see and do in France than any other country in Europe. Here are some highlights […]

Europe Road Trip Day 3: Chamonix, Albertville & Grenoble

Day 3 was my favorite day of the road trip around Europe thus far. We stopped at 3 different awesome French Alp towns. All 3 of which hosted a Winter Olympics. Chamonix in 1924; Albertville in 1992; and Grenoble in 1968. I love going to skiing towns in the summer. Here are some highlights and […]

Europe Road Trip Day 2: Basel, Bern and Lausanne

Day 2 of my 9 day European road trip started out in Strasbourg, France and went south into Switzerland for three stops along the way. Here are the highlights from my time in Basel, Bern and Lausanne, Switzerland. Basel, Switzerland Best known for pharmaceuticals and my favorite tennis player, Roger Federer, Basel is a nice […]

Europe Road Trip Day 1: Heidelberg, Stuttgart & Strasbourg

If you follow my site, Facebook or Twitter regularly then you know how much I love road trips. I am now on an epic 9-day road trip of Europe where I will be visiting a ton of different places in several different countries. I don’t know the exact route as it will be determined on […]

Wedding Weekend in Eisenach, Germany

Germany is such a great place to visit and has so much to offer that sometimes you forget how cool it actually is. Germany has all the big cities and festivals that everyone knows about but then it has secondary type towns that are even better than cities like Munich or Berlin. They are smaller, […]

Bonjour Paris!

Alas, I start blogging my trips again after a nearly 2 month homestay if you will and I come to you currently from Corsica having just left Paris yesterday morning. I will have more from Corsica, hopefully tomorrow, when I get to Sardinia as the connection here isn’t very good surprisingly but it is gorgeous. […]

Bull Run

I think that every traveler has a little bit of Hemingway in them. His writings are equally inspiring and interesting. My favorite Hemingway book is The Sun Also Rises. Of course, this brings our hero to Pamplona, Spain for the Fiesta de San Fermin, which is more commonly recognized as the running of the bulls. […]

From the Azores to India

It was a long and tumultuous journey from the Azores to Kochi, India but I have finally made it and spent the day relaxing in Kochi or Cochin at the Le Meridien hotel which is very nice and very cheap. My crazy journey started in the Azores by my first flight to Lisbon being delayed, […]

Ehh on the Azores

Visiting another island right after Madeira would be tough for any island to live up to, especially when it is another autonomous island of Portugal and has similar roots, origins and location. I have been comparing this to visiting Guadeloupe after visiting fabulous Martinique as it just can’t compare where on its own it would […]