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Dave and Bonnie

Beginning in 1982, we worked in recruiting and hiring for some of the premier high tech companies in Silicon Valley, including three years in Europe.  We have had Dan the Van, a 1984 Volkswagen camper, since 1991 and have roamed all over the U.S., Mexico and Central America in it for decades.

While now without a home base, our serious commitment to travel as a way of living began in 1998 when we bought Icarus, a thirty-nine foot catamaran sailboat in France.

We then spent summers for six years sailing the length and breadth of the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Syria, Lebanon and Israel, and winters backpacking across Southeast Asia, India, and Africa.

In October of 2014 we bought Romy, a rather comfortable motorhome in Europe and will travel broadly in it over the next several years, particularly to those countries we have not yet fully explored.  Married over thirty years, some of our best times have been with our four grown children and eight adorable grandchildren spread across the globe.


Recent Posts

  • Oct 10, Slider, Kathmandu, Nepal_2

Color Saturated Nepal

  Nepal has always been primarily a Hindu culture rather than what most Westerners think of as a Buddhist one.  In many ways [...]

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South to Andalucia and Moorish Spain

The most southern part of Spain--Andalucia--is so rich in history that it can be spellbinding, and that was certainly our reaction to much [...]

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A Visit To Spain’s Basque Country

While not exclusively searching for sunshine prior to arriving in Spain, it was certainly something which seemed to make all the difference in [...]

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Bonnie Does Bhutan

  The photo above is of  Paro Dzong in Bhutan, a country I’ve dreamed of going to since it opened to tourism in [...]

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Searching for Sunshine Through Germany and France

We returned to Europe on November 22nd and went directly to Duelmen, Germany to pick up our motorhome Romy after his long sleep [...]

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Moscow: Capital of the Russian Federation

  Above is the famed Novodevichy Convent at night from across the lake that, in the dead of winter, becomes a skating rink [...]