Tag: Europe

Malta

Malta Photo Essay

Malta was an unexpected bonus on our 4-year-long family trip around the world. Aside from the beauty and history of Malta, it was the people we met there that made it so memorable. We stayed on the Island of Gozo with an incredibly interesting hospitality club host (at […]

Luxemburg

Luxemburg Photo Essay

Luxembourg has been one of the more underrated European countries I’ve visited. The first time I went was on a day trip turned 4-day road trip with the parents where we ended up going through not just Luxembourg as initially planned but France, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein as […]

Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuania Photo Essay

Mom and I visited Lithuania for the first time last summer on our 10 country 10 capital city road trip through Scandinavia and the Baltic States. We drove south into Lithuania from Latvia and exited into Belarus. The highlights were the quaint, old capital city of Vilnius and […]

Lichtenstein Photo Essay

My visit to Lichtenstein was very unplanned. A last-minute, one-day road trip from The Netherlands to Luxembourg turned into a “oh if we go JUST a little further….” and we said that until we’d driven three days, all the way through France, across Switzerland, into Lichtenstein and finally […]

Latvia

Latvia Photo Essay

In 2016 mom and I departed on a fantastic last minute road trip through Scandinavia and The Baltic States. Latvia was a first for both of us and one of the stops of our 10-Country 10-Capital City road trip. We stayed in a very great location in the […]

8-Country, 8-Day Birthday Road Trip

For the past 13 years I have spent my birthday (June 14th) in a different country (except once) and it has become a birthday tradition. I have celebrated in China, Turkmenistan, Egypt, Canada, Holland, Namibia, Mauritius, Cape Verde, France, Peru and last year I did a “Birthday Blitz Road Trip” driving […]

Ireland

Ireland Photo Essay

Ireland was a breath of fresh air when we took a 3 week side trip there after 5 months in Egypt! Ireland’s glimmering green fields spotted with wooly sheep and deep blue skies with fluffy white clouds was a more than refreshing break from the hot, sandy bustle […]

Hungary Photo Essay

Hungary is one of the European countries that doesn’t often pop up in the travel chats or in conversations. It is one of the road less travelled countries in Europe but it certainly deserves a visit. I regret only staying few night there, but we so much enjoyed […]

France Photo Essay

What a special country!!!! Although I’ve been to Paris several times, including a trip for my 21st birthday, and have loved it each time. The countryside and small villages is where I get the most pleasure when travelling through France. We’ve driven through and stayed more times than […]

Minsk Belarus

Belarus Photo Essay

Belarus has been on my radar ever since 2016 when we travelled from Ukraine into Poland. At the time we had hoped to visit Belarus but the visa etc was too difficult for us to incorporate into our travels. Ten years later, Mom and I finally were able […]

PENTAHOTELS and an Announcement

I have an exciting new announcement to make at the end of this article but before I do, I want to give a special shout out thank you to Pentahotels for making my birthday extra special two weeks ago. As you all know, The Road Less Travelled (#TRLT) Twitter […]

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Photo Essay

Standing on the historic Ottoman bridge which crosses over the River Miljacka united me with a historic event I would never forget. Now, for some this may ring no bells at all, but “Latin Bridge” is an extremely historic site. It was here that the assassination of Austria’s […]

Andorra

ANDORRA Photo Essay

My sister Bree and her boyfriend, Donavin were in town visiting us from Vancouver when we decided to go on a ten-day Holland to Portugal road trip. On our way to Barcelona, Spain, we certainly were not going to miss making a short visit in Andorra. This small country […]

ALBANIA Photo Essay

Welcome to Albania! A small, less common travel destination in Europe. The country has beautiful coastlines on the Adriatic sea, and borders Greece, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia. We visited Albania for a week in the fall of 2006 during our four year backpacking adventure around the world. We […]