Oktoberfest 2013 in Munich Germany

Oktoberfest 2013 Written by Dave:  After we left Lake Bled in Slovenia, our next stop was Munich, Germany.  We knew Oktoberfest was on, but had heard it was going to finish up just before we arrived.  Once we arrived at our rental, we were informed that it was the last day of Oktoberfest, and we hadn’t missed it. Peter, who … Continue reading

Celebrating 60 years of Bled Cream Cake

Celebrating 60 years of Bled Cream Cake A celebration of cake!  The kids were thrilled.  While we were in Bled, we were lucky enough to be able to participate in the celebration of the 12 millionth original Bled cream cake, kremsnita. During the celebration, they offered the original Bled cream cake, and two new variations.  Summer wanted the original and … Continue reading

Lake Bled Slovenia

Lake Bled Slovenia Beautiful, idyllic, serene, and captivating. Lake Bled Slovenia has a campground on the far side of the lake.   This was where we spent our last two nights in our camper.  And what a beautiful spot to enjoy camping, hiking, photography, and exploring. There is a trail all around the lake for walking or biking.  Part of the … Continue reading

Pressing on Despite Adversity

The adventures of keeping an old camper running Written by Dave:  During our travels, we have run into a few issues ranging from small to large with our camper.  We started out with the camper using a bit more oil than usual.  Easily fixed with the purchase of two five liter containers of oil.  Keep checking the oil and top … Continue reading

Ancient ruins of Salona Croatia

Visiting the ancient ruins of Salona, Croatia Written by Dave:  As we were leaving Split, Croatia we had one more site to visit before leaving town.  We had heard about the ruins of the city, and figured it would be worth a visit.  It wasn’t the easiest place to find, but after a couple wrong turns we eventually found it. … Continue reading

Views from Marjan in Split Croatia

Views from Marjan in Split Croatia Hard to resist a hike that promises wonderful views. From the promenade you can see the hill of Marjan off to the west. Without a map, we just started walking toward the hill and climbing up steps.  As long as we were going up, we figured we would get there eventually.  And we did! … Continue reading

Diocletian Palace Split Croatia

Diocletian Palace Split Croatia One of the highlights of visiting Split is touring the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian. When entering through the gate on the city side of the palace, the narrow streets lead to a center plaza.  Stepping into the plaza, my first thought is “Whoa, this is amazing!” We happily walked through snapping pictures.  Everywhere we turned … Continue reading

Top 5 Tips Plitvice National Park Croatia

Top 5 Tips Plitvice National Park Croatia   1. Plan your trip in the fall.  In the spring, the trees are bare, its cold in the winter, and the crowds in the summer will seriously limit your mobility, causing you to only see a small fraction of the park.  In the fall, the weather is cooler, crowds are decreased, and … Continue reading

Plitvice National Park Croatia

Written by Nancy. Plitvice National Park Croatia Absolutely stunning.  Many years ago I came across a photo of Plitvice and was completely smitten.  Since then it has been on my travel wish list and it was thrilling to visit in person. Plitvice National Park is located in the mountains and so it is pretty crisp in September.  By mid day … Continue reading