Upcoming trip to Europe

On Monday, March 18, 2019, we will fly from Los Angeles to Madrid, Spain, to begin a 10 week trip in Europe.  Our last trip to Europe was in early 2015 when we spent 3 months traveling throughout Italy, France, Great Britain and Ireland.  In fact, we returned from that trip exactly four years ago, March 18, 2015, from Dublin after celebrating St. Partick’s Day there.

From LAX we will take a non-stop flight to Madrid on Norwegian Air on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  I’m kind of excited about that since this will be our first experience on that particular aircraft.


For this trip we will spend some time in Spain then move on to Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.  We don’t have the entire itinerary nailed down yet but that’s generally what we have in mind.

We will, of course, be posting updates as we go so watch for our articles.  We welcome your feedback.

Next stop:  Madrid, Spain


Europe 2014/2015

We are beginning our 3 month trip to parts of Western Europe.  On December 9, 2014, we departed the US to begin our trip in Rome, Italy.

Along the Tiber River in Rome; Dome of St. Peter's Basilica in the background

Along the Tiber River in Rome; Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in the background


We are planning to spend about 1 month in each of Italy, France and the United Kingdom.  In Italy, we will be visiting Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice, Milan and Turin.  Beyond that our itinerary is less well defined so we will be filling in the details as we go.  We hope you’ll find it interesting to follow along.