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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

  • Castle Hill Slider

Highlights of Hungary: Budapest, Thermal Baths, and Mummies

  We were almost immediately seduced by Budapest. The last capital we had visited was Belgrade in Serbia over two months before. We [...]

  • Romania 2 Slider

Romania Redux

When we put one of these postings together,  we usually include at least something of the history of the country, but present day [...]

  • Roma Country Slider

Rural Romania: Horse Carts and Haystacks

  We have to begin by admitting that we simply fell in love with Romania and have given a good deal of thought [...]

  • Bulgaria Slideer

Across Bulgaria to the Black Sea

    We spent our last night in Serbia parked about a mile from the Bulgarian border and crossed first thing in the [...]

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Serbia: Bad Boy of the Balkans

  Serbia is a land of tensions, conflicts, contradictions. One commentary characterized it as a place where those factors are centuries old but [...]

  • Bosnia Slider

Bosnia i Hercegovina: The Light and The Dark

  Bosnia i Hercegovina, its official name, is a beautifully mountainous country, full of rivers raging through gorges, and beautiful towns.  Even today, [...]