Tag Archives: roadtrip

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The rugged Dingle Peninsula, a photo essay

Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 by .

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Roadtripping in Ireland was a life-long dream. For some reason (perhaps because half my family has bright ginger hair, perhaps because we are quite the elbow-benders), I was always drawn to the Emerald Island, and what better way to discover it than with a car, I thought. Well there happens to be a better way. [...]

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Scenes From a French Train

Posted on 25. Apr, 2012 by .

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When I was invited to visit Catalonia with Charming Villas in February, I had two choices - pay the hefty Air France fee to fly me to Barcelona, or suck it up, keep my money and hop on a 13 hour train journey. After all, isn’t the journey half the trip? Well. I guess it [...]

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Wintry Cotswolds, a Photo Essay

Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by .

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The Cotswolds are probably what represents the English countryside at its best. Green rolling hills. Stone-built houses. Historical villages. Warm, welcoming people. Stately homes. Luxuriant gardens. Got the picture alright? Yes, the Cotswolds are a little English paradise and I absolutely loved my visit there. The Royalist Hotel, in Stow-on-the-Wold, is apparently the oldest inn [...]

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Driving Through Parc des Cévennes

Posted on 23. Nov, 2011 by .

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When it comes to outstanding natural sights (among other things), France is pretty high on the list of amazing places. Whether you opt for the dramatic Mediteranean coast or the volcanoes of Auvergne, there’s something for everyone, including Parc des Cévennes. It only became popular a few years ago after the construction of the A75 highway, [...]

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Planning an Epic European Road Trip?

Posted on 28. Oct, 2011 by .

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Whether you are looking into French castle valleys, Italian wineries or a full-on eastern adventure, planning a European road trip requires a lot of preparation. While for some a car is simply a liability, I like to think of it as the key to discovery and freedom. Thus, I’ve been on a few road trips myself [...]

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Autumn In and Around the Alps, a Photo Essay

Posted on 19. Oct, 2011 by .

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Ahhh, autumn. It’s always been my favorite season of the year, way above spring flowers, summer drinks and in my case, snow shovel in winter. I don’t know if it’s the taste of apple crumble, the sounds of the leaves under my feet, the romantic afternoon light, the cozy scarves…  but mixed with the dramatic [...]

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Alsace Roadtrip: an Itinerary

Posted on 15. Sep, 2011 by .

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Plannning an Alsace roadtrip was always a dream of mine (and I was glad to cross it off my my bucket list). I am a big fan of dry white wine and 15th century architecture and trust me, it doesn’t get any better than this for both of these things. Culturally sandwiched between France and Germany, [...]

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The Worst and Best of my Backpacking Trip

Posted on 30. May, 2011 by .

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Today, I realized it has been two years since my backpacking trip through Europe is over - I came home on May 30th of 2009. Hard to believe it’s so far behind me! But now that I am on a new journey, I decided to celebrate this sort-of anniversary by sharing a few facts about [...]

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Spanish Roadtrip Chapter 3: Consuegra, El Toboso and Cuenca

Posted on 20. Aug, 2010 by .

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This article is part three of a so far three part series on my 2009 Spanish roadtrip. You  might want to check these out: chapter 1 and chapter 2. *** The fourth day was the real thing: no more sleeping in our friends apartment in Granada, no more getting back home after a daytrip. It [...]

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Spanish Roadtrip Chapter 2: Granada, Cordoba and Malaga

Posted on 17. Jun, 2010 by .

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This article is part three of a so far three part series on my 2009 Spanish roadtrip. You might want to check these out: chapter 1 and chapter 3. *** As the first day of our roadtrip was quite eventful, we decided to stay in Granada for the second day and enjoy the sights a second time [...]

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Spanish Roadtrip Chapter 1: Ronda and Gibraltar

Posted on 16. Apr, 2010 by .

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This article is part three of a so far three part series on my 2009 Spanish roadtrip. You might want to check these out: chapter 2 and chapter 3. *** About one year ago, I officially declared that a Spanish road trip was THE perfect way to end a European one-year adventure. Take in as [...]

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