We have just started traveling the countries in the European region. We move slowly but enjoy getting to know each country. Below we share more about the places we love along the way.

Trin standing at a viewpoint over the town of Montejaque, Spain. Limestone mountains point to the sky around it.

Andalusia Splendor

Walking an old Roman road and standing among the pillars in Cordoba bring the long history of Andalusia to life

Stores in a cave and a street under a rock

Exploring White Towns of Andalusia

The jagged limestone mountains of Andalucia hold a number of surprises for those new to the area. Narrow winding roads snake through the valleys and squeeze through villages on the steep hillsides. Towns and villages painted white appear sometimes perched on the peak of a mountain, other times they are nestled in a valley. Some …

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Trin on a rock gazing at the blue waters of a bay in Mallorca

Shades of Mallorca

Mallorca, Spain is an island in the Mediterranean Sea known for its pristine beaches, limestone cliffs, mountain villages, and stunning caves. It was the colors of the secluded coves that first drew me in, but there is much more to see. Shades of Blue The most striking views in Mallorca (also spelled Majorca in Anglicized …

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Trin taking pictures of the jagged mountain tops at the Old Man of Storr

Spectacular Scotland

Fault lines, volcanoes, and glaciers all had a part in forming the stunning and varied landscape of Scotland. From moorlands and bogs to rolling hills and mountain peaks, it could take months to explore all that Scotland has to offer. History Written on the Mountains Solidified lava spewed from a massive, earth-changing volcanic explosion created …

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Kas the owner of Oxford Fish and Chips with two meals he just prepared for us

The People of Oxford

It’s the people we meet along the way that endears a place for us. The most stunning artwork of nature can bring us to tears with its overwhelming beauty, but joy-filled, kind individuals go with us when we leave. In Oxford, this is what we will remember most. The cover image above is of Kaz, …

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Moss covered forest floor under pine trees in Sweden. Sunlight filters through from the west

Sweden, Land of Lagom

Sweden is quiet. The first thing I notice as we walk around the city of Stockholm is the calm streets, and in its suburbs, an occasional utter silence. When we moved on to the small town of Almhult, peaceful quiet seeped into the moments whispering about a life of calm, a lagom life. That is, …

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Sculpture on a bench with dog outside a basilica in Kaunas Lithuania

What and Where are The Baltics?

Where are the Baltics and what is so cool about them? Could it be the “healing waters” or Baltic Amber? Maybe it is the Medieval towns and architecture.

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