Summer Lightning Storm Motovun, Croatia

Lightning Everywhere Written by Dave:  While staying near Motovun, Croatia, we experienced several amazing lightning storms.  Finally I decided I needed to get some pictures and video to remember how beautiful it was.  As the storm approached, I was lucky enough to capture some pictures. Capturing lightning in a picture was much more difficult than I anticipated.  I must have … Continue reading

Tasting Motovun Croatia

Tasting Motovun Croatia Samples.  The whole family loves to try samples.  Luie used to shout “SAMPLES!” whenever we pulled into the Costco parking lot.  So the chance to try local fresh pressed olive oil, olive oil with white truffle, raspberry honey, wine, grappa, etc.  Just too good to pass up.   The kids loved dipping their bread in the olive … Continue reading

Eating out in Istria Croatia

Written by Nancy You don’t need to spend long in Istria Croatia before you see and hear about the famous truffles.  The Motovun forest is one of the top truffle regions in the world. We talked to some locals to get recommendations on a local specialty foods.  We were told to try the homemade pasta with the truffle sauce.  Yup, … Continue reading

Motovun, Croatia

Beautiful Motovun village in the Istrian peninsula of Croatia Written by Dave. When we entered Croatia, we stopped at a campsite in the Istrian peninsula.  It is up a twisty mountain road, and it’s called Motovun.  We had never heard of it before, but as it turns out it is one of the most visited “hilltop villages” on the Istrian … Continue reading

New Children’s Book published!

Woo Hoo!  Book 2 in the European Series is now available on!  ***Click the cover photo below for a direct link to get the book. This book is based on true events that happened while we were in Spain.  It is about a sweet little dog that we provided foster care for.  I really think that you will enjoy … Continue reading

Experiencing Venice Italy

Experiencing Venice Italy The sights, sounds, and smells We have been focusing more and more on sensory experiences in the different places we visit.  When we remember Venice we think of pizza, live music in the square, the cool breeze during our gondola ride, nice cold gelato, reflections in the canals, the smell of great food drifting by, colorful masks, … Continue reading

Views of Venice, Italy

Ahhhh, Venice Once our camper engine was replaced, we were a bit behind schedule to get out of the Schengen Zone.  Many things we planned to see were now off the list.  But we were driving right by Venice, Italy.  We had to stop. In July, the temperatures were really starting to climb.  This was our first real taste of … Continue reading

Good News! The Book is Live!

Wooo Hoooo!  I am so happy to announce the release of my first children’s book!   Many THANKS to all of you who left comments about book cover choices! I made some changes to the cover based on your feedback.  I tried to make it less busy with a larger picture for the adults and still use the bright colors … Continue reading