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Europe Spring 2024: Driving to Plitvice, Istria, and Zagreb

Europe Spring 2024: Driving to Plitvice, Istria, and Zagreb

On this trip we focused on northern Croatia, spending the majority of our time near Plitvice and in Istria. That necessitated a car, and all together, we drove about 800km across small country roads and modern toll roads. Zagreb > Plitvice We couldn't arrive to...

Europe Spring 2024: 18 hours in Zagreb

Europe Spring 2024: 18 hours in Zagreb

We had less than a day in Zagreb, but we tried to get a feel for the city nonetheless. Our drive from the airport to a downtown parking garage was relatively straightforward, followed by dropping off our bags at the hotel. With some time before our dinner reservation,...

Europe Spring 2024: Croatia intro & where we stayed

Europe Spring 2024: Croatia intro & where we stayed

Following our time in Valencia, we wanted to take the opportunity to check out a new part of Europe. After making a list of direct flight options from Madrid, then cross-referencing which ones were a good option via points, we decided to fly in and out of Zagreb,...

European Spring 2024: Madrid Open tennis

European Spring 2024: Madrid Open tennis

Our one full day in Madrid was all about tennis! The morning security line was long, but moved relatively quickly. Staff was very strict on no water bottles and we saw a growing pile of fancy containers near the gate entrance. Two security guards had a conversation...

European Spring 2024: Madrid, pt 2

European Spring 2024: Madrid, pt 2

Our train ride back to Madrid from Valencia was uneventful, but the Chamartin station was quite busy on Sunday, so topping up our Madrid metro card with a 10-ride pass took longer than expected given the queue for the machines. Once our tickets were sorted out the...

Europe Spring 2024: Palma sights

Europe Spring 2024: Palma sights

We spent all three days of our trip to Mallorca in Palma, and with the exception of the airport bus, we explored on foot. Right across the street from our hotel was a lovely view of the the Torrent de Sa Riera. Each time we went through the nearby Parc de Sa Feixina...

Europe Spring 2024: Palma food and drink

Europe Spring 2024: Palma food and drink

Some of the more popular places in town are difficult to visit on the weekend without reservations, so Leandra booked us both lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday ahead of our trip. El Camino for lunch - we sat at a long counter that spans the depth of the...

Europe Spring 2024: Catedral de Mallorca

Europe Spring 2024: Catedral de Mallorca

The Catedral de Mallorca is an imposing Gothic structure on the outside, and inside is even more impressive. Said to have 61 stained glass windows, the central rose window is a highlight and stunning in the morning light, painting the columns and floors with color. We...

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Madrid, Spain (Mar)
Valencia, Spain (Mar+Apr)
Palma, Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)

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Eric and Leandra in Orient Point, NY :)

Hello! This website chronicles the travel adventures of a computational biologist and a WordPress website developer (with past entries of our 😇 rescued mini schnauzers, Riesling and Pasha).

We’ve steadily increased our travel over the last several years and that is the focus of our blog currently, but you can read older ‘daily life‘ and ‘canine‘ posts by clicking on those links.

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Eric and Leandra in Orient Point, NY :)