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  1. Pauline

    Grand Est A Week in Vittel

    June 2024 - A Week in Vittel My husband Steve and I spent a night in Vittel last year when driving from the UK to Switzerland and decided to have a week here in June on our drive to Switzerland. Vittel is a small spa town in the Vosges department east of the mountains that run parallel to the...
  2. B

    Family of Nine - Tales of a European Adventure (Paris, Florence, Venice and Rome)

    Family of Nine - Tales of a European Adventure (from 2005) By b&j and the gang from Massachusetts, USA, Summer 2005 Three weeks in August: Paris, Florence, Venice and Rome with family of nine. This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav.com. Prelude to a Trip..... We are a family with...
  3. Pauline

    Berner Oberland A Month in Switzerland, 2023

    Saturday September 2 Sunny and hot, 73F We are here! The three day drive felt longer than usual but we did it. First night in Arras, second in Vittel where the spring water comes from (owned by Nestle). I loved Vittel! Usually we spend the second night in Colmar or Basel, but I wanted to make...
  4. J

    Zurers in Italy 2023

    Tuesday June 13: Day 1 - Vercelli We arrive in Milan in the late morning...our plane is 2.5 hours late and the travel day has been a bit difficult. There was heavy rain on the road to Newark, our plane was delayed, the United Club was mobbed, and there was a lot of chaos at the gate. Once the...
  5. M

    Campania & Amalfi Coast Two wonderful weeks in Massa Lubrense

    What Do You Do There? Two wonderful weeks in Massa Lubrense By caplanco from colorado, Spring 2003 We try to spend five to seven weeks in Italy every two years. Several of our friends, while somewhat envious, are also curious. “What do you do there for all that time,” they ask? “We just live,”...
  6. M

    The "i'"s Have It

    By caplanco from Colorado, Fall 2007 September 21 - October 28, 2006 Opening "i"s along the way from the Dolomites to Rome. Caplanco and her husband travel from the North of Italy down to Rome over the course of five weeks, visiting as many "i"s (aka tourist information offices) as they can...
  7. M

    Spain Five Wonderful Weeks in Northern Spain

    By caplanco from Colorado, Fall 2011 August 30 - October 4 Caplanco and "M" traveled the northern route through Spain from Galicia to Barcelona, ending with two nights in Madrid, enjoying some great food, art, sites and beaches along the way. This trip report was originally published on...
  8. RomeFromHome

    Rome Return to Rome

    By Liveforhols from UK, Summer 2013 June 20th - July 4th, our 7th trip to the Eternal City and still we sight see, enjoy delicious meals, and have a day trip to Florence. This trip report was originally published on SlowTrav.com. Arrived at lunchtime to find our Rome Cabs driver waiting. He...
  9. RomeFromHome

    Rome Home in Rome

    By Liveforhols from UK, Summer 2014 Our eighth visit to Rome armed with a list of things we still haven't seen! This trip report was originally posted on SlowTrav.com. Gnocchi Thursday Here we are in our 'home in Rome' and, for a fortnight at least, we can pretend that this tiny apartment in...
  10. Alpinista

    Hiking the Hadrians' Wall Trail

    By alpinista from Virginia, Summer 2010 Alpinista spends a week hiking the Hadrian's Wall trail in July 2010. This trip report was originally published on SlowTrav.com. Background When my legs were much younger (and my wife more tolerant of my adventures), I climbed mountains in Europe, Asia...
  11. B

    Turkey God Would Send His Beloved Servants To Datca To Live Longer

    By Banu from Turkey, Summer 2007 27th July - 5th August 2007 My husband and I decided to have a relaxing week. We would take a week off at the end of July, so we didn’t want to go to a noisy, humid and crowded place. It would be nice if neither of us had been there before. He suggested that we...
  12. Pauline

    Provence A Week in Sablet

    Friday September 23, 2022 Overcast and warm. After 3 weeks in the Swiss alps, we drove 6 hours south to Sablet, a village near Vaison la Romaine. The drive went well and it got warmer as we drove. We arrived at 5:30pm, couldn’t find the house, then found the house but no one was there, then...
  13. M

    Rome Two Sisters on an Un-Slowtravel Trip to Rome & Florence

    By margaretlb from New York, Fall 2006 Two sisters on a jammed-packed itinerary in Rome and Florence during October 2006. The Day Has Finally Arrived! Buongiorno Roma! In April, my sister and I decided to take a trip to Rome and Florence to celebrate Sis’ 50th birthday. She had never visited...
  14. Pauline

    Berner Oberland A Few Weeks in Switzerland, September 2022

    We leave for Switzerland tomorrow, driving from the UK. We’ve been doing this trip every September for several years now. We will be doing the same driving plan - drive to the Chunnel and into France, first night in Arras, second night in Colmar, arrive Friday after in Lenk (in the Berner...
  15. Pauline

    Centre-Val de Loire A Short Trip to the Loire Valley, 2010

    This trip report was original posted on my blog. In July 2010 we did a short trip to France – five nights in the Loire Valley followed by four nights in Normandy. We are currently living in England, so flew from Bristol Airport to Paris, picked up a rental car and drove four hours to the Loire...
  16. The Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley

    Bagneux Dolmen, this dolmen is in the back yard of a building with a cafe.
  17. The Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley

    Dolman de la Madeleine, Neolithic dolman near Gennes. It is as big as a building. There are the remains of a bakery inside.
  18. The Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley

    Villandry, beautiful gardens.
  19. The Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley

    Villandry, this Chateau is famous for its gardens.
  20. The Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley

    Bourgueil, stopped on a rainy morning for coffee and cake - a specialty cake for this area (can't remember the name).