My Route

Iceland 🇮🇸 Greenland 🇬🇱 Norway 🇳🇴 Sweden 🇸🇪 Latvia 🇱🇻 Lithuania 🇱🇹 Belarus 🇧🇾 Poland 🇵🇱 Luxembourg 🇱🇺 France 🇫🇷 Switzerland 🇨🇭 Liechtenstein 🇱🇮 Czech Republic 🇨🇿 Slovakia 🇸🇰 Hungary 🇭🇺 Ukraine 🇺🇦 Moldova 🇲🇩 Transnistria Romania 🇷🇴 Greece 🇬🇷 Macedonia 🇲🇰 Kosovo 🇽🇰 Bulgaria 🇧🇬 Serbia 🇷🇸 Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇧🇦 Croatia 🇭🇷Slovenia 🇸🇮 San Marino 🇸🇲 Italy 🇮🇹 Montenegro 🇲🇪 United Kingdom 🇬🇧 England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Isle of Man 🇮🇲 Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Transatlantic Crossing ~ Queen Mary 2 USA 🇺🇸 Canada 🇨🇦


The Beautiful Village of Kulusuk

The Beautiful Village of Kulusuk

While researching my stay in Iceland, I stumbled upon a day trip to Greenland offered by Air Iceland Connect.  This was a great way to ...
Diving Silfra

Diving Silfra

Bucket List Alert!  Diving Silfra was one of the most fantastic things I've ever done! Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian ...
Inside The Volcano

Inside The Volcano

What an incredible experience this was!  "Inside The Volcano" is billed as a "Journey Towards The Center of Earth".  The descent is 120 metres into ...
Snaefellsnes Peninsula, My Jules Verne Day!

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, My Jules Verne Day!

I heart Jules Verne!  He wrote Journey to the Center of the Earth in 1864 and it still resonates today.  All of his work is ...
The Republic of Užupis ~ The Most Fascinating Place!

The Republic of Užupis ~ The Most Fascinating Place!

Nestled within Vilnius is the Republic of Užupis which is the most fascinating place I've ever been!  The Constitution is fabulous! Užupis is a neighbourhood that ...
Hiking Kjeragbolten & Preikestolen

Hiking Kjeragbolten & Preikestolen

Kjeragbolten As you can tell from the main picture, I made it, but I couldn't stand up.  I was too scared.  Petrified.  My legs were ...
The Road So Far ~ Chai Tea, Hostels, Lessons & Missing My Boy

The Road So Far ~ Chai Tea, Hostels, Lessons & Missing My Boy

It was 20 days ago that I left home on my amazing adventure with A LOT of mixed feelings.  It's so easy to doubt whether ...
A Mani, A Pedi, A Waxing and Where Next?

A Mani, A Pedi, A Waxing and Where Next?

One of the things I wondered about before leaving on this adventure was how I was going to do the regular maintenance type things that ...
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp

Auschwitz.  There isn't a word that conjures up more horror than this one does.  I will never forget the day I walked here.  There were ...
Traditional Food Specialties

Traditional Food Specialties

I'm just an old-fashioned Newfie girl at heart.  I love wild meat and dumplings!  Seafood too of course.  I could exist on seafood for the ...
Strasbourg Cathedral of Notre-Dame and The Astronomical Clock

Strasbourg Cathedral of Notre-Dame and The Astronomical Clock

The Strasbourg Cathedral was built between 1176–1439.  It is a masterpiece of Gothic Art and is full of stained glass.  The cathedral measures 142 metres ...
50 Days On The Road ... A Few More Lessons, Updated Luggage & Friends

50 Days On The Road … A Few More Lessons, Updated Luggage & Friends

My mind just went to 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover ... You just slip out the back, Jack Make a new plan, Stan You ...
Umm Where Did My Train Go?  With My Shoes?

Umm Where Did My Train Go? With My Shoes?

Being the adventurous gal that I am, I booked the 15 hour long train from Budapest, Hungary to Kiev, Ukraine.  My global train pass covered ...
Vacation From My Travels

Vacation From My Travels

Today marks 70 days on the road for me and I'm enjoying a vacation from my travels.  I know that sounds silly and who could ...
Chernobyl ~ Inside The Exclusion Zone

Chernobyl ~ Inside The Exclusion Zone

Touring the exclusion zone at Chernobyl was a day I won't forget.  It is overgrown, thriving with wildlife and vegetation and has an eerie beauty ...
the first 100 days

the first 100 days

Canada 🇨🇦 Iceland 🇮🇸 Greenland 🇬🇱 Norway 🇳🇴 Sweden 🇸🇪 Latvia 🇱🇻 Lithuania 🇱🇹 Belarus 🇧🇾 Poland 🇵🇱 Luxembourg 🇱🇺 France 🇫🇷 Switzerland 🇨🇭 Liechtenstein 🇱🇮 Czech ...
The Other Side Of The Road

The Other Side Of The Road

Driving on the other side of the road?  Nothing to it!  I've returned the rental in one piece, no scratches, no dents and everything still ...
Dalzie Apartment ~ Peinmore House ~ Isle of Skye

Dalzie Apartment ~ Peinmore House ~ Isle of Skye

During my week long stay on Isle of Skye, I rented a wonderful apartment that is in the wing of the larger "Peinmore House" just ...
2018 ~ A Year of Changes

2018 ~ A Year of Changes

This past year has been a year of many changes, ups and downs, loss, bucket list items and establishing new goals for myself.  It has ...
Culloden House ~ Inverness

Culloden House ~ Inverness

Culloden.  During my road trip to Inverness, I spent the night in Room 11 at Culloden House, an historic house with ties to Bonnie Prince ...
The Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye

I want to live here, in Scotland, in the Highlands, on the Isle of Skye.  I travelled to Glasgow by train and rented a car ...
Where Is MY Highlander?

Where Is MY Highlander?

Soulful bagpipes, soaring mountains, fields of purple heather and songs for every occasion.  Scotland is a magical place. I left the Isle of Skye and ...
Queen Mary 2 ~ Sailing Across The Atlantic Ocean

Queen Mary 2 ~ Sailing Across The Atlantic Ocean

I always, always wanted to sail on Cunard and cross the Atlantic Ocean. A Transatlantic Bucket List Item The RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is ...
Hiking "The Raad ny Foillan"

Hiking “The Raad ny Foillan”

I took a little jaunt around The Raad ny Foillan (Manx Gaelic for “The Way of the Gull”) on The Isle of Man.  This coastal ...
The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight

I had no plans to go to the Isle of Wight and it was something to do between the 100th Anniversary of Armistice / Remembrance ...
The City of Statues ~ Skopje, Macedonia

The City of Statues ~ Skopje, Macedonia

Skopje stands out as one of the coolest places I've visited.  Located in the north of the Republic of North Macedonia, Skopje is known as ...
Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina, Kosovo

The Kosovo War was fought from February 1998 to June 1999 and ended when NATO intervened.  Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 and is now ...
Srebrenica

Srebrenica

Srebrenica genocide:  “A failure of civilization” - Pope St. John Paul II I clearly remember the events in Srebrenica in 1995.  Throughout my travels so ...
Fabulous Herzegovina!

Fabulous Herzegovina!

Herzegovina is the southern and smaller of the two main geographical regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The scenery was beautiful and this was the area ...
Stunning Sarajevo!

Stunning Sarajevo!

Sarajevo is the captial city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and it quickly became a favourite city for me.  I loved every moment in this fascinating ...
Lovely Ljubljana

Lovely Ljubljana

Slovenia and the capital city of Ljubljana.  In my mind I always said L-Jub-L-Jana, but it's pronounced "loo-bee-ana".  Ljubljana is a beautiful city and the ...
Montenegro

Montenegro

Doesn't it just sound exotic and sexy?  Montenegro. I imagine old movies, suave gentlemen and romance.  Located on the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is nestled between Croatia, ...
Zagreb, The Capital of Croatia

Zagreb, The Capital of Croatia

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and it is gorgeous!  There are so many things to see and do in Zagreb.  I believe most people ...
Dalmatian Coast and Peninsula of Istria

Dalmatian Coast and Peninsula of Istria

Croatia truly is one of the most beautiful places ~ the coastline along the Adriatic Sea is stunning.  Croatia consists of 4 regions:  Croatia Proper ...
Belgrade

Belgrade

Dating back to the 4th century, Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and was the capital of Yugoslavia.  Belgrade means the White City because the ...
San Marino and The Three Towers

San Marino and The Three Towers

Nestled within Italy, there is another country!  What?  The Republic of San Marino is only 61 sq kms and has a population just over 30K.  ...
The Incredible Sofia in the Balkans

The Incredible Sofia in the Balkans

Located in Southeastern Europe is a small country called Bulgaria.  Sofia is the capital of this Balkan nation.  It has over 2,000 years of history, ...
The Chisinau Vibe

The Chisinau Vibe

Moldova is a small country in Eastern Europe located between Ukraine and Romania.  I arrived in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, on my birthday after ...
The Country That Doesn't Exist

The Country That Doesn’t Exist

There is a little strip of land between Ukraine and Moldova called Transnistria that is often referred to as "the country that doesn't exist".  Welcome ...
Pretty Vaduz

Pretty Vaduz

Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein and the prettiest place I've been.  Liechtenstein is the world's wealthiest country and is landlocked between Switzerland and Austria.  ...
Ooh La La Luxembourg

Ooh La La Luxembourg

Luxembourg and it's capital, Luxembourg City was fabulous!  Luxembourg is in Western Europe surrounded by Belgium, Germany and France.  Medieval castles, hiking, viewpoints and a ...
Bucharest

Bucharest

Bucharest is the capital city of Romania and is called Little Paris.  Stunning architecture, welcoming people, and an old town centre to wander through made ...
Romanian Doughnuts, Boards & Wine

Romanian Doughnuts, Boards & Wine

I ate extremely well in Bucharest, Romania.  Actually, when don't I eat well? Caru' cu bere Sweet Baby Jesus!  So very bad, yet so very ...
Transylvania & Dracula

Transylvania & Dracula

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word Transylvania?  If it's not Dracula, please let me know what is!  Transylvania ...
Budapest, the Star of the Danube

Budapest, the Star of the Danube

Welcome to Budapest ~ old world charm, stunning archicture, gorgeous views, delicious food, and wonderful people.  Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and is ...
Bocas del Toro ~ Paradise in Panama

Bocas del Toro ~ Paradise in Panama

Bocas del Toro is located at the southern tip of Isla Colón, in the Caribbean Sea consisting of the mainland and 9 main islands.  Christoper ...
Costa Rica's Coco Beach

Costa Rica’s Coco Beach

In the Guanacaste Province at the heart of Costa Rica’s Gulf of Papagayo is Coco Beach.  What a beautiful spot to visit and spend time ...
The Beaches of Puerto Viejo

The Beaches of Puerto Viejo

Wildlife, rain forest and beaches!  Puerto Viejo is located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and a great spot to relax and enjoy everything ...
Panama City ~ Perfection!

Panama City ~ Perfection!

Panama City is the capital of Panama consisting of 3 districts ~ historic, rebuilt, and modern.  The Panama Canal is a man made wonder of ...