November 2, 2017

Tree-planting was not something I had ever considered doing until the day my boyfriend and I found ourselves unemployed at the same time.  In April of 1986 Dennis** had just graduated from university with a bunch of letters after his name and I just quit a job I hated.  A college friend had told us...

April 13, 2016

The ferry pulled into the docks at Athens. We were finally in Greece and the crew gave us our passports back as promised. We had made a lot of new friends on board and some advised us not to spend a lot of time in Athens.  Sean and I were prepared to hate Athens. But in fact we quite enjoyed the anc...

March 20, 2016

Our trip in 1986 was inspired by one event. That would be Sean and I watching the movie Summer Lovers. After which  I figured we needed to get to Crete and Santorini Greece as soon as possible .

It was now December 1986 and the train had dropped us in Venice so we could catch a ferry to Athens....

March 13, 2016

When getting off the train in Amsterdam Sean and I notice immediately how different it is from London. Amsterdam is sunny, young and bright, the commuters on their clickity bicycles are wearing colours! Turquoise and yellow, with their blonde hair flapping behind them. This place is cheerful and bri...

February 21, 2016

When travelling to some of the spots on your list of must sees, it is not always guaranteed that the timing for your perfect visit is in the cards.

When Sean and I headed off in 1986 to backpack around Europe we didn't really have a clue what was going on in Europe at the time. We wanted to either se...

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