Europe

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Our adventures around Europe, including skiing in Switzerland, hiking around Europe, French Language Immersion School and of course the Tour de France.

“Stranded” in Zermatt, Switzerland

“Stranded” in Zermatt, Switzerland

“13,000 Tourists Stranded in a Swiss Ski Resort for 2 Days” “Tourists airlifted out of Swiss ski resort of Zermatt” These are the headlines we woke up to in Zermatt, ...
We Love Barcelona

We Love Barcelona

And the hits just keep coming. Our last stop of this one-month, 50th Anniversary Extravaganza with Mom and Dad was Barcelona, Spain. It has been, and remains, one of our favorite cities. ...
Malta

Malta

This was our first visit to Malta, a country we knew little about, especially given how much there is to know! This post contains much more text that normal, as we found the rich history of Malta so ...
The Italian and French Rivieras

The Italian and French Rivieras

We were actually supposed to stop at Palamos, Spain rather than Sète, France prior to our last stop in Barcelona. But unrest and strikes due to the Catalonian Independence movement meant we diverted ...
Italy – Rome, Florence & Venice

Italy – Rome, Florence & Venice

Are you ready for the longest post in the history of blogposts?! Many of you know that we are on a month-long trip to celebrate Mom and Dad’s 50th wedding anniversary. (They are actually ...
Sailing the Leeward Islands

Sailing the Leeward Islands

Well… mostly the Leeward Islands. In April, we sailed for 3 weeks from St. Martin to St. Lucia. As you can see on the map below, St. Martin south to Dominica lies in the Leeward Islands, while ...
Zermatt, one of our all-time favorites

Zermatt, one of our all-time favorites

The last stop on our Ski Europe adventure was Zermatt, Switzerland. Zermatt has been one of our all-time favorite places in both summer and fall; our first winter visit only deepened our love of this ...
Verbier and Engelberg in the Swiss Alps

Verbier and Engelberg in the Swiss Alps

Next up on our Ski Europe adventure…Verbier and Engelberg in the Swiss Alps. First, we drove from Les Trois Vallées to Verbier, Switzerland. We chose Verbier for a couple of reasons. 1) Like ...
Méribel – Heart of Les 3 Vallées

Méribel – Heart of Les 3 Vallées

Our second week in the French Alps was spent in Méribel in the heart of Les 3 Vallées. Our hotel, Alpen Ruitor, was situated in the small village of Méribel Mottaret, just up the valley from ...