My European Travel Adventures

Visiting London England

A Week Visiting London, England London with Day -Trips to Dover, Windsor & Brighton

Posted October 24th, 2019 by Diane

London – A Quick Dash of English Culture Contrary to almost all guidelines that I normally use for selecting an adventure destination, London was chosen for its expediency. Diane and I normally travel as an empty-nester couple, free to spend two weeks to explore a new location. I plan for culture, entertainment and relaxation all […]


A First Trip to Scotland Edinburgh, Stirling, Glenfinnan, Skye, Portree, Inverness, Pitlochry

Posted October 13th, 2019 by Tom

I dabble in genealogy.   Diane and I have both had the Ancestry DNA tests, and those reflected our reasonably fleshed-out family trees to be of a standard European-American mix that includes quite a bit of Scottish heritage.   Although going back to Italy is on the bucket list, we decided that Scotland needed to be discovered […]

A first trip to Austria

A First Trip to Austria Vienna, Melk, Salzburg, Hallstatt

Posted October 2nd, 2017 by Tom

Austria – delving deeper into Europe After samples of Italy and France, what should be the next adventure? I had been stationed in West Germany back in the late 1970’s, courtesy of the US military. During those two years I managed to get around, though my financial resources were a lot less than they are […]


A First Trip to France Paris, Amboise & Colmar

Posted October 30th, 2016 by Tom

France – and How to Use Public Transportation After Italy, my expenses of having a college-age child were still problematic, so the next European trip was delayed until 2016. Europe offers so many choices, so Diane and I had several discussions on where to go next. Diane and I were both prior military and had […]


A First Trip to Italy (and Europe) Florence, Cinque Terre & Montepulciano

Posted July 19th, 2014 by Tom

The year was 2014, and this was going to be our first big trip to Europe. Originally, the plan was to go to Greece. Athens and the Greek islands sounded very appealing. The idea of warm temperatures and Mediterranean breezes fit nicely with the thought of a relaxing vacation. However, 2014 was a tumultuous time […]