May 3 to 15, 2013
This trip started with visiting Lucia's family in Chisinau. Wanting to take advantage of already having a ticket to Europe, I then tacked on visits to Helsinki and Tallinn, which I've always wanted to visit. A couple of transit days in...
January 10 to 30, 2013
20 days, 2 countries, 7 destinations, 3 beaches, many ancient ruins
July 28 to August 11, 2012
We had a wonderful two-week vacation to Provence. The first week we biked through the countryside between Avignon, Uzes, Arles, and Saint Remy with many stops in between. The second week, we made our way via train to the seaside at Cassis, stopping...
June 30 to July 15, 2012
I'm going to Portugal with my family. We'll see where my grandfather's ancestors came from in the Azores and take some time to explore Lisbon and Evora.
December 30, 2011 to January 8, 2012
Lucia and I had a short vacation to Switzerland to meet her brother and do some skiing. We had some time to explore Zurich, where we rand in the New Year, then went to the expansive resort of Laax where we hit the slopes and lived a cozy village...
November 2 to 21, 2011
I took some time on my severance for a quick trip to explore Andalusia, a region of Spain steeped in history. It was a major Roman province, then was conquered by Muslims in the 8th century, then re-conquered by Spanish in the 15th. You can see the...
July 30 to August 14, 2011
I was lucky to be able to take a two-week vacation to Croatia and Montenegro. I started in Split and made my way down the coast to Budva. The first half I was alone, then met Lucia in Dubrovnik for part two.
October 19 to November 1, 2008
We went to Romania to get the K-1 visa then took a little time to explore beautiful old towns in Transylvania.
July 6 to 15, 2007
A short time to enjoy beautiful scenery and a romantic atmosphere with Lucia.
June 30 to July 11, 2006
I lost my two week vacation this summer, but although I started a new job with tight deadlines, thanks to a nice boss, was happily able to spend a few precious days enjoying the sun, sea, and countryside in Tuscany and Umbria with Lucia.