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Summer 2017: By the Numbers

Here’s the 2017 Summer trip by the numbers: 54 days, thirteen cities, thirteen airports, two ferries, three islands, one new mountain range, five new countries, two train rides, and two times across the Atlantic. 16,765 miles (26,980 km) flown. 791 … Continue reading

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Rail Travel in Europe

I get a kick out of train rides. We’re really missing out in the U.S., I can tell you. Some of us have ridden the Amtrak trains – I have on four occasions for somewhat lengthy trips and once more … Continue reading

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Ferry Travel in the Aegean (and some tips / advice)

Travel by ferry, as I’ve done the past week or so in the Aegean, is more convenient and comfortable than traveling by airplane but less convenient and comfortable than traveling by train. If you have the opportunity to do it … Continue reading

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Norway: En Route to Bergen from Oslo

The red tail of the train is visible from my window in the third car, snaking behind as we leave tunnels and round the sharper of valley curves. They aren’t all proper tunnels, actually, in the sense of holes cut … Continue reading

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8 Questions to Help You Plan Your European Trip

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, and I seem to have timed myself out of skiing today with an extended writing session, so here we are. I’ve been planning the big summer tour. I want to … Continue reading

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