No Meat Please: Random Musings on Vegetarian Travel

No Meat Please: Random Musings on Vegetarian Travel

Posted by Robin 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 Pierre 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 Robin 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 Robin 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 ...