Benagil caves

On my ride east along the coast, I was smitten with the beautiful rock cliffs and sandy beaches of the Algarve. So, when I was joined by my fabulous friend/cousin/travel companion, it seemed necessaray that we spend a day savouring these vistas. Not only can you take scenic walks along the cliffs, you can also go … More Benagil caves

Disappearing for a day into a magical city: Lisbon, Portugal

After an intense month, I arrived in Lisbon. I had one night to explore this vibrant city and I fully embraced the chance to disappear into a new city. I settled into this charming hostel (Sunset Destination Hostel) before turning my attention to the narrow cobble stone streets, the colourful ceramic buildings, and the crumbing … More Disappearing for a day into a magical city: Lisbon, Portugal

3 countries in 1 day? Why naaaht!: France, Monaco, Italy

France We woke up to yet another beautiful morning in France (I am pretty sure that they only have beautiful days in the south of France). After a quick swim and a coffee, we wandered through the winding streets of the old city toward the port. We caught the local bus (bus 100) and headed to … More 3 countries in 1 day? Why naaaht!: France, Monaco, Italy

Oh how Nice!

A few years ago, if you had told me that I would be vacationing in the south of France with a crew of Dykxhoorns, I would have been convinced you were slightly delusional.The marvelous thing about Nice is that you are expected, nay REQUIRED, to relax and transition to a slower, sweeter life. The best … More Oh how Nice!

Normandy landings of D-day: Juno beach, Omaha beach, Utah beach

  During our time in Normandy, we stopped by several of the places where D-Day operations had taken place in June 6, 1944. The Normandy landings were the beginning of the operation to liberate Europe from Nazi control. On this day, 24,000 Canadian, American, and British groups landed on the coach of france, spanning 80 … More Normandy landings of D-day: Juno beach, Omaha beach, Utah beach