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Italy National Parks, Pompei, and south to Sicily

Italy National Parks, Pompei, and south to Sicily

The forecast was for sun in the middle of Italy, but it rained in the night and continued on and off all day. It was a chilly 12.5 as well. The goal is to get to Norchia area where the national parks area starts. We rode thru several small towns and into the old...
Italy

Italy

3/1999 & 12/2009 & 11/2010 Italy has been a getaway for me for almost all of my trips to Europe or West Africa. So I have visited this beautiful country more than four times. However I have managed to cover a different part every time. In 1999 I covered North...
Belgium

Belgium

08/1991 This was one of my first trips to Europe back in 1991, during my summer vacation. I was still in high school and I was traveling with my family. I remember Belgium as a small, very clean country, something that impressed my still inexperienced eyes. Except for...
Austria

Austria

08-1990 Located in Central Europe, Austria is a landlocked country bordered by the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland. The country was a centre of power in Europe when it was ruled by the mighty Habsburgs. Although today it’s...
Lake Como & Milano

Lake Como & Milano

We woke to overcast and some drizzle, but it soon dried up.   There is a massive fort on the hill above Briancon. We had decided after yesterdays issues with the closed passes we would head over the alps to Italy on the toll road to prevent issues. We really...
Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

Home. After a mad dash across Italy and France, I can finally stop and draw breath. The problem was that, as ever, there was not enough time. There never is. Every place we travelled through, we went slower, stayed longer than we had time for. And it still wasn’t slow...
Onward We Go!

Onward We Go!

Keeping posts coming with the regularity that you, our valued readers, deserve can be quite difficult at times. In my defense (Rebecca), we’ve been on the road consistently for the last few weeks and have been drinking and relaxing on the Med with friends, which is...

Camping, Parking, Pamping

Some time ago I created a word: pamping. It’s because as Overlanders we usually don’t camp places. Instead we park and stay inside the vehicle. I call it pamping. We pamp.  But, really, what’s the difference between camping and parking? Is there...