Dresden Christmas Market

Founded in 1434, the main Dresden Christmas Market (Striezelmarkt) is the oldest in Germany. With around 250 stands, it is much larger than the Christmas markets I have visited in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. So large that I didn’t get a chance to see all of it in the hours I was there. We … Read more

Snapshot of Otres Beach in the Past

We had passed through Sihanoukville twice before, once in 2012 and again in 2014, but the dirty beaches left us unimpressed. Locals and expats had told us that Otres Beach was cleaner and less crowded than the beaches in town and we finally made our way there in October 2016. Low Season in Sihanoukville Low … Read more

15 Things We Have Learned About Camping in Europe

Camping in Europe is very different from the camping trips I remember from childhood in the States. We had only camped a couple of times in Croatia and Slovenia before this trip but liked it enough to plan a bigger road trip during 2016. Since May 12, we have spent 40 nights camping in a … Read more

Cave Houses of the Loire Valley

Although many people know the Loire Valley for its wine and wine cave tours, fewer know just how vast and varied the underground world is here. The local tuffeau stone (a type of limestone) has been mined for centuries as a construction material. This created artificial caves underground or along the hillside, many of which … Read more

The Magic of Broceliande Forest, France

Carnac already had me convinced that Brittany was one of the most beautiful and interesting areas of France so we decided to explore a little more. Broc√©liande Forest, also known as Paimpont Forest, is an area of exceptional beauty about 18 miles west of the city of Rennes. The forest covers 25 square miles and … Read more