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…

Westcave Preserve & Winery – TX

Westcave Preserve The Westcave Preserve and Outdoor Discovery Center is a quick 43 miles from Austin, TX and somehow in our many many years of living here I had never even heard of it! Located just past Hamilton Pool in the Texas Hill Country, the preserve is a beautiful and lush fern covered grotto and cave with highland…

Southwest Roadtrip 2016

Once a year for the past decade my husband’s side of the family takes a trip to go skiing. We usually drive to wherever we decide to go mostly because of our love for road tripping.  This year we split up and the hubby went on a solo trip, taking his time driving up to Colorado…

Iceland Itinerary

I love reading about Iceland and seeing everyone’s photos of this magical place. Our trip was over two weeks and the path outlined in the map below is a sample of the stops we made and what we did, where we stayed, ate, etc. Next time were getting the camper van for sure. At the end…

Iceland – Tips for Travelers

Iceland is an amazing and gorgeous country. We stayed for 2 weeks in early October and only touched the surface of this gorgeous place; exploring Reykjavik, Southern Iceland including Grindavik, Vik and Glacier Lagoon, Thingvellir and Gysir area, and West including the Snaefellsnesvegur peninsula. See below for a full itinerary. The country is only 103,000 sq…