Bride of the Sea – Venice

Venice, Italy “La Serenissima, Bride of the Sea” My first time visiting Venice is a vague memory from my childhood. It was the late 80’s. We lived in Germany and road tripped around Europe over the summers. My family would usually camp; mixed with grilling, hiking, swimming and playing. In Italy one summer the local boys taught my…

Plitvice & Split, Croatia

Part 3 of our road trip. The rough road trip outline would allow us to Explore the Dolomites, swing by Slovenia to visit Predjama Castle, make our way down to Plitvice National Park Croatia, then travel the coast to Split and all the way down to Ploce; hop on the ferry to Trpanj and drive the island all the…

10 things to do in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik aka the Pearl of the Adriatic, is among the top 10 most well preserved medieval walled cities in the world. Historically a meriting trade city; today a UNESCO World Heritage site, Dubrovnik is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. We accessed Croatia from Slovenia and then drove the coast all the way to…

Predjama Castle, Slovenia

While on our trip around Italy and Croatia we took a quick detour over to Slovenia to check out Predjama Castle. Predjama Castle – Postojnska Castle – Slovenia Jumping on the autostrada we made our way across the Italian Dolomites over to beautiful Slovenia. So…when entering countries of the EU be aware of the auto…

Italian Adventures

The desire to visit Italy again was driven by our love for the mountains. Glorious towering mountains, isolated and serene; a place to go and escape reality, disconnect from the modern world and feel the earth and stars move around us. I had dreamed going back on and off over the years ever since spending summers…