Europe

Our travels have taken us through most of Western and Central Europe, and a recently increasing amount of Eastern Europe. Since our trips have turned into family trips, we particularly find European road trips a great option, with superb facilities and family-friendly attitudes almost everywhere we go.


Countries We've Seen

Andorra

We spent a weekend in Andorra, just a short drive away from southern France.  The mountain scenery was stunning, and the hiking we did was beautiful.  The capital was not our thing, with high end shopping being the main focus.…
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Austria

We had a great time in Austria.  It was the perfect mix of cultural sights, amazing natural wonders, and very inexpensive.…
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Belgium

Belgium was one of the first countries we ever visited.  Brussels didn’t do much for us, but we really enjoyed Bruges.…
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Czech Republic

The Czech Republic was full of surprises for us.  From amazing old towns like Český Krumlov and Trebic to the amazing geological formations of Cesky Raj, we had a great time.  …
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Denmark

We visited Denmark after taking a night train from Oslo to Copenhagen. It was a very peaceful visit, bicycling on Funen (Fyn), Legoland, and checking out Tivoli Gardens – we had a great time.…
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Estonia

We spent most of our time in Estonia around Tallinn, where most of the attractions are. It still felt pretty undiscovered – even in peak tourist season we often found ourselves walking alone down pretty old cobbled streets.…
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France

We’ve been to France many times throughout the years, and Paris is still the most beautiful city we’ve ever seen. Photo Galleries of France Brittany (7 albums, 79 pictures)Dinan Fougeres Rennes, Morlaix Monts Darree, Perros Guirec, Presquile De Crozon Locronan Quimper Poin
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Germany

We’ve been to Germany many times, as there are great connections to our gateway city of San Francisco.  Munich stands out as our favourite big city, but we’ve had a great time exploring some of the smaller towns as well.…
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Greece

Photo Galleries of Greece Athens and Ancient Athens, Greece (24 pictures)Arriving from the airport, we were dropped off beside the Parliament building. Crete, Greece (6 pictures)We flew from Athens to Crete and visited Knossos.…
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Hungary

We spent most of our time in Budapest, but we really enjoyed the day trips we took.  In addition, the 2 days we spent in Lake Balaton were truly special.  Although crowded, the lake was beautiful, great food and drink and lots of things for the kids to do.…
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Iceland

We spent 3 days and 2 nights in Reykjavik, Iceland on the way to London, from San Francisco. We were there in July. It was a worthwhile stopover to get a small “taste” of Iceland.……
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Italy

In May, 1995, we set out on our first big adventure together.  We had a month to explore Europe and planned to visit 5 countries.  First up – our Italy tour.  …
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Latvia

We only sampled Latvia – our visit was limited to the capital, Riga, and Rundale Palace, close to Rundale.  We really enjoyed our short time, however. Photo Galleries of Latvia Riga, Latvia (57 pictures)We enjoyed walking around Riga for the day.…
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Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein was surprisingly lovely.  We stayed in Malbun, on top of a mountain overlooking the capital of Vaduz.  We enjoyed a tourist train ride around the town, a trip to the winery, and a nice stroll around downtown.  …
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Luxembourg

Luxembourg was an interesting diversion, but not worth more then a couple of hours.  There aren’t many sights to speak of.  We enjoyed driving around the country though, and checking out the fabulous Chateau Vianden  …
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Norway

We started a trip through Norway in Tromso, north of the Arctic circle.  We took the Hurtigruten cruise boat down through the fjords all the way to Bergen, from where we made our way by train to Oslo via the spectacular Sognefjord.  …
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Portugal

Our time in Portugal was marred by bad weather, and a couple of shady hotels that were suddenly full despite having reserved a room with a credit card.  We made the best of it, and particularly enjoyed our time visiting Sintra.…
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Slovenia

Slovenia really surprised us.  From the breathtaking caves of Postojna and Skocjan to the lovely capital of Ljubljana, it quickly became one of our favourite central European countries.…
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Spain

We really enjoyed touring Barcelona, Seville and Greanada, but we only visited Madrid at the end of our vacation, after a  fabulous couple of weeks in Morocco – and Madrid couldn’t possibly compete to the wonders of Morocco!…
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Switzerland

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