No Meat Please: Random Musings on Vegetarian Travel

No Meat Please: Random Musings on Vegetarian Travel

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in Argentina, France, General Travel, India, Japan, Turkey | 3 Comments

Being a vegetarian is always a challenge, even at home. It can lead to awkward moments when I go to someone’s house for dinner and they’ve whipped up a nice meaty meal, and I do feel a little left out at barbecues when I’m relegated to eating the side dishes. Declining to eat meat while […]

Hobos R Us

Hobos R Us

Posted by on Oct 8, 2011 in France, General Travel | 2 Comments

When it came time to leave Saint-Saturnin, we hoisted our huge packpacks onto our shoulders and headed off to the decrepit Saint-Sat train station. Unlike most other European train stations, this one was unattended, neglected, and utterly desolate. We rarely saw more than 1 or 2 other people taking the train at the same time […]

Nice Is Nice (Monaco, Not So Much)

Nice Is Nice (Monaco, Not So Much)

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in France, General Travel, Monaco, Running | One Comment

I know, I know, my title is super creative. But it’s true — Nice is a beautiful city. Sure, it’s a little grittier than I remembered, but it hasn’t lost the beautiful architecture, the surrounding green hillsides, and the broad Promenade des Anglais, perfect for running and cycling along the ocean. The rocky beach leaves a […]

What Are We Doing in Our Village?

What Are We Doing in Our Village?

You may be wondering what we’re doing in and around our little village of Saint-Saturnin-lès-Avignon, or you may be wondering what (in our right minds) we are doing in such a tiny little town for 1 month. Either question is appropriate. As Robin mentioned in her last post, we wanted to chill for a bit and […]

A Rant

A Rant

Robin: I am so tired of seeing this: Why doesn’t the U.S. have chip cards?! Last time I checked, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express were all American companies. So why don’t they offer chip cards on a regular basis to American customers? Chip cards have been available in Europe for years, yet back home they […]

Our Village

Our Village

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in France, General Travel | One Comment

After five months of nonstop travel, we were ready for a break. When we were originally thinking about this trip, we imagined spending part of the fall in the south of France so Pierre could work another grape harvest at a winery. While the winery job didn’t quite work out, we still thought it would […]

Why We Have to Leave Europe (in a Month)

Why We Have to Leave Europe (in a Month)

We have to leave Europe by October 14, and we can’t come back until November 21. It’s sad. Some folks back home are confused by this, so at their suggestion I thought I would explain what the deal is. Even though I lived in Spain for two years, I never knew about this, so hopefully […]