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Hello Morocco – 9/9/2014

I did comment on the tough driving in Spain, but oh how I jumped the gun. In retrospect it was a probably a good idea because it helped me prepare for what is the unabashed chaos of Moroccan motoring. Signage Read more…


Another travel day “ruined.”

Laurel has a fondness for ruins of the Roman variety. We’ve hit many of the biggies; Rome, Pompeii, Arles, but also several smaller, less-known empirical remnants. Leaving Zagreb a couple of years ago, we zigzagged over a series of two-lane Read more…


Can’t we all just get along?

It’s hard to believe we’ve been on the road for over a week. We’re on our second day in Sevilla in the Andalucía region of Spain. Sevilla is filled with reminders of how, at some points in the past, people Read more…


365 Ways

Of the thirty or so diners in our restaurant of choice Sunday evening, I think there were only two not speaking Portuguese. This was definitely a local ‘family’ spot and most certainly our kind of travel eatery. Ordering was accomplished Read more…


Hello Porto

I’ll admit it. We’re (at least I’m) getting old and concerns re my ability to handle the rigors of long distance travel do arise. On Wednesday, we were on deck at 6:45 AM local time, arriving at our hotel in Porto, Read more…


It’s getting serious…

The clock is ticking and I think we’re in pretty good shape. We’ll see come crack of dawn tomorrow.


Lots of docs

Laurel builds wonderful travel books that really help to make our trekking smooth and easy. In what may be a bit of hyper-preparation, I hit the local Triple-A yesterday and acquired an International Driving Permit. Many travel books tell you these are Read more…


Poster’s pau. Must be time to go.

And the checklist’s not looking too bad. I’m excited.  


T-10 days to Euro 2014!

With Morocco in the mix, maybe we should call it “Euro+2014.” Anyway, we made one little plan update this past week (staying in Sintra for a night, one less night in Faro). In a nutshell, Euro 2014 is: The Iberian Read more…


Transportation plan is pau!

At 56 days to departure, Euro 2014 is starting to take shape. With the exception of the train between Lisbon and Porto and the bus from Faro in Portugal to Seville, ES, all the transport reservations are done. There’s lots Read more…