September 23, 2016
french pesto

The French Connection

When I left off last time, we were being kindly escorted out of the chateau, with no hard feelings. As we later learned from our friendly […]
September 15, 2016
Cantal Chateau

C’est la vie

It was a September 11th that we will never forget. We had just finished a leisurely stroll across some cattle grazing countryside of the Auvergne, just […]
September 9, 2016

All Roads Lead to France

The attached image displays a reasonably accurate map of our route from Styria (Austria’s southeast wine region) to Cantal (France’s south central cattle grazing and cheese […]
August 27, 2016
Styria Vines

Riesling Revealed

After a month of inhabiting the heart of Styrian wine country, I finally let myself succumb to the temptation. I’d hoped to find wine tasting opportunities […]
August 24, 2016

The Road to Freedom

Stephen King once said that the road to hell is paved with adverbs. I have since discovered that the road to freedom is lined with towering […]
August 17, 2016
team austria

The Restorer’s Apprentice

As the Olympic season sprints into action in other parts of the world, our Work-Away marathon continues, cross-country style, among the paradisal rolling hills of lower […]
August 10, 2016
Gmunden camping

Out of the Beer Mug and into the Vineyard

If you’re going camping in lower Bavaria, go where the locals go. The locals go fishing. How we even arrived in this dorf of a burg […]
August 4, 2016
Cheb CZ

Time Out For Tourism

This week we finally had the opportunity to make like tourists, instead of just the ragtag band of hard working gypsies we’ve proven ourselves to be […]
July 29, 2016

Another fond farewell

It’s hard to believe, but next week will make three months since we began this wandering tour of Europe. Supposedly a tourist can’t spend more than […]