26 April 2023 I am sitting on the edge of Lake Como, a vision of sparkling blue, nestled in the Cyprussy hills of northern Italy. Yesterday we arrived here in the train after eight hours of travel, much of which was through the alpine valleys of Switzerland. Tomorrow we’ll train into Rome. Everything is so … More Travel Log: Rome & Florence
Marten (with an “e”) gives you his best travel tips for avoiding the boring and irrelevant attractions in Europe’s most visited cities, and some great spots in some of the continent’s up-and-coming travel hotspots that might be off your radar. Let Marten (with an “e”) help you navigate past the tourist traps and find the “best” food that Europe has to offer to discerning globetrotters.
In 1901 my great-grandparents immigrated to the United States from Denmark. One hundred years later I immigrated from the USA to Europe and found again what they left behind. … More Finding Myself Again in Denmark
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but are they right words? … More Finding the Right Words
Caution! This collection of hilarious and heart-warming travel stories is proven to cause restlessness, perspective-shift, and travel itch in usually very reasonable people. … More Tales of a Fly by Night: A book filled with vivid five minute vacations.
Caution! This collection of hilarious and heart-warming travel stories is proven to cause restlessness, perspective-shift, and travel itch in usually very reasonable people. … More Get Lost! in a new book
Caution! This collection of short stories about vagabonding around Europe is known to cause restlessness, perspective-shift, and travel itch in reasonable people. Pre-order is now open for delivery on 7 March. Read how. … More Get Carried Away!
Matthew’s third birthday was to be spent at Disneyland, frolicking with Mickey and Pinocchio. We didn’t have a big budget available, so we traveled on a small one. We rode in the second class train to Paris and stayed in a youth hostel. We ate picnics under the Eiffel Tower and walked between the museums to … More Disneyland On Strike?