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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

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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 [...]

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St. Petersburg and the Rivers of Russia

  That sleek white ship sprawled across the photo above is our river cruiser, the MS Mstislav Rostropovich, on which we traveled for [...]

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A Month Crisscrossing Poland

  We recognize that the huge moving sand dune on the Baltic coast of Poland is not what one would expect to find at [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]