Euro Velo 6

When we left Budapest, we spent 5 days biking to Belgrade, Serbia. By chance we stumbled across the Euro Velo 6 bicycle route, which travels from somewhere in France on the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea in Romania. It more or less follows the Danube between the two cities, so we more or less … Continue reading

Lingering in Ljubljana

First of all, if you’re going to read my entire post about Ljubljana, you might want to know how to pronounce it. It’s not as hard as it looks. A “J” has more of a “Y” sound in Slovenian. Basically, the capital of Slovenia sounds like Lube-lee-ah-na. This is where I am currently, where I … Continue reading

Honey Badgers and Hippogriffs

Wow, a lot has happened since I last checked in from Aqualeia. For starters, we spent one more day biking in Italy. We went to a cool little town on the Adriatic called Grado. It had lovely bike paths. After that, we wound our way toward Slovenia, which meant that we were biking from sea … Continue reading

Beyond Treviso

We’ve been on the road for two days now, not counting our initial jaunt from the airport. Our butts are breaking in the saddles (or maybe it’s the other way around) and we’re soaking up the sunshine (seriously — we’ve had to apply sunblock multiple times a day). Aside from being a little windy, the … Continue reading

Firenze — Fast and Furious

How many hours were Mike and Jackie in Italy before being interrogated by the police? Read on to find out! Things haven’t exactly calmed down since we got to Italy, but we’re on vacation now. When we got to Venice on Friday, we got right to work putting our bikes together outside of the airport. … Continue reading

Flying (by the Seat of Our Pants)

After an insanely busy week, we are off on our adventure. Finally. The typical packing fiasco preceded our trip, of course, but there was so much more going on as well. I finished grading my students’ end-of-semester projects in record time while Mike raced against the clock to get his aquaponics system on line. Aquaponics, … Continue reading

Adventure #10: Rolling, Rolling, Rolling . . .

Here’s the first installment of my Top 10 Adventures (of the past year and a half) countdown. I’m going to cheat a little bit on some of these, so consider yourself forewarned. #10 is actually multiple adventures packed into one category: bike ridin’! Those of you who know me know that I ride my bike … Continue reading