Europe

I love Europe. There are so much history and culture! Driving from country to country is like driving from state to state in the US. Can you image having lunch in Germany and dinner in Amsterdam, Netherlands, I have. So countries_europe_mapmany languages, cultures, and personalities all in one semi-small area. I lived in Germany for five years and traveled every month and still never managed to scratch the surface.

I have been to a lot of places in Europe, I will update what I have seen, what I want to see, and those places worth going back to.

Please share your must see and dos with me; cities, favorite spots, best RV Park or boondocking location, great restaurants or those unique places that I would be heartbroken if I missed.

Throw me a comment at the bottom of the page and help me plan my next great adventures. I’m counting on you!

Austria

  • Salzburg
  • Innsbruck
  • Vienna
  • Oberndorf (Where Silent Night was first performed and one of my best Christmas Eves)
  • Hallstatt
  • Kitzbuhel
  • Werfen Castle
  • Igls, Alpes, Austria
  • Schlegeisspeicher

Belgium

  • Brugge

Croatia

  • Pucisca
  • Rovinj

Czech Republic (Remind me to share with you how I ended up where I wasn’t supposed to be with US plates during the Cold War. Heck I managed to stop a whole military convoy)

  • Telc

Denmark

England (Basically plan on spending a lot of time exploring England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland) (I just wish the English could speak English – kidding, kidding)

  • London (Oops, have a great little story on how our cheap hotel turned out to be an old Brothel)
  • Cambridge
  • Brighton
  • Great Yarmouth (there was such a cool boardwalk there)
  • Liverpool
  • Edinburgh
  • Cotswolds
  • Guildford (Old Saxton town 40 miles outside London – look nice to me)
  • Bibury
  • Heligan (Sleeping Goddess at the Lost Gardens)
  • Stonehenge

Finland

  • Villa Kiui, Helsinki

France (I plan on just wandering the French countryside, it is beautiful)

  • Normandy
  • Omaha Beach
  • Utah Beach
  • Valle del Loira (Castle)
  • Foureres
  • Paris (4th trip there, love it once you get away from the tourist spots the people are great)
  • Colmar
  • Lorient (Old WWII German submarine bases)
  • Nice
  • Rochefort
  • Bordeaux
  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • St. Tropez
  • Lourdes

Germany (My home away from home – so many places I want to go back to and so many places I missed)

  • Lichtenstein Castle
  • Schwerin Castle
  • Hohenschwangau Castle
  • Burg Frankenstein Castle
  • Lake Schwansee, Scwangau
  • Burg-Hohenzollern Castle
  • Bacharach
  • Munich (One of my favorite cities)
  • Heidenfeld (my second home)
  • Heidelberg
  • Cologne
  • Nuremberg
  • Wurzburg
  • Berchtesgaden
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Burg Eltz Castle, Rheinland

Greece (Too many places to list right now)

  • Melissani Caves, Kefalonia
  • Assos on Kefalonia Island
  • Kastelorizo

Hungary

  • Budapest

Ireland

  • Dublin
  • Cong

Italy (Oh, I love Italy and Italian women so there are too many places to list right now) I’ll be back to all the cities and more in Italy, probably several times.

  • Rome (My other favorite city in Europe)
  • Venice (amazing)
  • Grand Hotel Misuriana
  • Loreto Castle
  • Scilla, Reggio Cababria
  • Burano – The island of color
  • The Tibetan Bridge in Claviere, Piedmont Italy
  • Amalfi Coast – Florence
  • Lake Migurina
  • Rio Maggiore
  • Furore
  • Sicily
  • Tuscany
  • Turin
  • Florence
  • Lake Como
  • The Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige
  • Tellaro
  • Terme di Saturnia, Tuscany
  • Lago Maggiore
  • Pisa Leaning Tower

Luxembourg

Monaco

  • Monte Carlo

Morocco (Well technically Africa, but since I can catch a ferry across I am counting it an extension of my European adventures)

Netherlands/Holland (Beautiful country)

  • Amsterdam (3rd trip)
  • Castle Sandenburg
  • Kasteel de Haar – Utrecht

Norway

  • Roros – Lofoten Islands
  • Gerangerfjord
  • Gunvangen
  • Zacharrasbryggen – Bergen
  • Prerkestolen
  • Reine

Poland

  • Krakow
  • Auschwitz

Portugal

Romania

  • Brasov

Russia

  • Moscow
  • St. Petersburg

Scotland

  • Sterling Castle
  • Fingal’s Cave
  • Tobermory – Isle of Mull

Slovenia

  • Lake Bled
  • Lake Bohinj
  • Piran
  • Ljubljana
  • Koper
  • Trenta Valley
  • Rafting on the Soša River
  • Izola:  a small fishing town which is getting more popular for its great atmosphere.
  • Karst Caves
  • Panonian Plain

Spain

  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Toledo
  • San Bernabé Sanctuary, Ojo Guareña near Burgos

Sweden

Switzerland

  • Lake Lucerne
  • Gimmelwald (Need to take cable car from Stechberg)
  • Lake Thun in Spiez
  • Gruyeres

 

 

5 Responses to Europe

  1. Elvira April 7, 2014 at 11:37 am #

    Hi Tom, you definitely have to add theTrenta Valley and rafting on the Soša river to your Slovenia wishlist.
    The Slovene coast is very short, but if you visit Koper and Piran you definitely have to stop by in Izola, a small fishing town which is getting more popular for its great atmosphere.
    And yes, Slovenia is so small that you can easily savour a little bit of everything … The mountains, the sea, beautiful Karst caves and Lipizzaner horses, the Panonian plain, hills with vineyards … great food and wine!
    http://www.snpj.org/slovenian-culture/potica-recipe
    http://youtu.be/peLx_xuyuyc

    Here are some links to help you plan your trips in Slovenia:
    http://www.slovenia.info/en/Home.htm?home=0&lng=2
    http://www.slovenia-trips.com/
    http://aplus.com/a/slovenia-beautiful-country

    I would love to read about your “adventures”.

    Greetings from S-LOVE-nia!

    • Tom Robertson April 7, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

      Thanks Elvira……you’re my resource for everything Slovenia. I’ll owe you dinner and a glass of wine as I pass through.

      • Elvira April 7, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

        It’ll be more than one glass of wine! lol

        • Tom Robertson April 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

          🙂

          • Elvira April 7, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

            And don’t forget, Slovenia is the land of spas! 🙂

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