First day on California Highway 1

On September 1st William and I flew into Fresno California, rented a car, and drove out to Morro Rock Beach just north of LA to start our drive along the Pacific Coast Highway.  We had several appointments along the way that we had to meet so although a bit rushed this drive would still prove…

Driving through Europe

What’s it like driving about 8,000 KM (or 5,000 miles) through 12 countries across Europe during a six weeks period?  Typically I write all the posts about our adventures but William has decided to pen this post since he was the one who drove all those miles. Three years ago when we traveled Europe we…

Schloss Hagenwil

Believe it or not, these posts are as much for me and William as they are for those that follow our travels, especially on this 6 weeks trip across Europe.  The posts make it possible for us to look back and remember everything. One day while in Switzerland we drove about 5 minutes away from…

Slowing Down in Switzerland

We have less than a week left on your European Adventure and William and I have decided to slow the pace a bit and just relax.  Lake Constance is only a couple of hours south of Stuttgart so we are spending 3 days there to relax.  Lake Constance is a very big lake on the…

Ebenalp – Appenzell, Switzerland

Only 45 minutes from our Airbnb near Lake Constance we found perhaps the most beautiful place in the world. A Cable Car would take us up to the top of the Alpine Mountain. From there we hiked a trail that took us through the Wildkirchli Caves to the hermitage and the Chapel.  Then we continued…

Day Trip to Liechtenstein

While staying in Switzerland we decided to take a day trip to the very small country of Liechtenstein.  This landlocked country between Switzerland and Austria is a little over 15 miles long by less than 4 miles wide.  Our hosts in Switzerland said that Liechtenstein looks a lot like Switzerland but we had to go…

Porsche Museum – Stuttgart

For the last couple of days we have been staying in the coolest little Airbnb outside of Stuttgart, Germany.  We have the whole ground floor of this Timber House in Renninger. The hosts, Brandie and Dan are absolutely awesome. We came back to Stuttgart to return our Rental Car so we decided to tour a…

Heidelberg

Today we strolled the streets of Old Town Heidelberg.  It seems every European city has a Castle and a Cathedral and Heidelberg was no different. And of course there are picturesque alley ways and gingerbread houses. And there are always monuments and sculptures too. Today was so relaxing.  We simply strolled the streets and found…

Rhine River Cruise

We’ve always dreamed of doing a Viking Rhine River Cruise so we stopped in the town of Bacharach where we could hop aboard a river cruise down the UNESCO World Heritage part of the river.  It was such a quaint little town and in my opinion the most beautiful town on this section of the…

The Ardennes and Meuse River

At our Airbnb apartment in Belgium this evening William says, “hey, we are right in the middle of the Ardenne Forest.  You should look it up and see what we can do around here.”    He continued to tell me about how in WWII the allied forces did not think that Germany could invade through…