Karl and Michon's Recent Videos and Posts

  • The Amsterdam to Paris Express

    The Amsterdam to Paris Express

      I love this shot.  Simply put, it illustrates the reasons I love to travel.  Just read the sign. 8AM, Amsterdam, waiting for the arrival of the TGV to Paris.  Anticipation, excitement, spontaneity; it’s all there in the picture.  If truth be told Michon and I were up late the previous […]

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  • Europe Anyone?

    Europe Anyone?

    Norwegian Airlines is back at it, and that means good news for U.S. travelers eyeing a trip to Europe. The airline was just approved to operate a slew of new flights starting in June between the northeast U.S. and European destinations.  And as travelers from some key west coast cities […]

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  • Lessons from the Patriots

    Lessons from the Patriots

    The world is always abuzz with political news, much of it disturbing and polarizing.  Now, with the new administration in the United States contributing to a climate of uncertainty, it may surprise you to know that there is a new place to reflect and take stock of where we’ve come from […]

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  • Your Pocket Concierge

    Your Pocket Concierge

    You’ve been there.  I know we have.  Michon and I arrive in a new city, and set out to see the sights.  That’s great, of course.  But we are also interested in meeting and interacting with the locals.  Where are they?  What are they doing?  Hard to say when you’re new […]

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  • Lovely sunset at Lakeside Beach.

    Lake Tahoe’s Secret Gem

    California’s spectacular Lake Tahoe is certainly most famous as a winter wonderland, the home of ski resorts like Squaw Valley, Heavenly Valley, Northstar and Kirkwood (nearby).  But surprisingly, summer is actually the more popular season at Tahoe, in terms of visitor numbers.  Michon and I like to bask in the clean mountain air, often 30 […]

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  • Surprises Await on the Tiburon Ferry

    Surprises Await on the Tiburon Ferry

    Most people jump on the Ferry to Alcatraz Island when they visit San Francisco, or head to the City from the Larkspur Ferry to enjoy a San Francisco Giants game. But a hidden gem of the ferry system, is the Blue and Gold Fleet ferry from Tiburon to San Francisco […]

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  • 4 Things Travel Shoes Must Be

    4 Things Travel Shoes Must Be

    When you talk about shoes for travel, you’ve hit a hot spot for most of us.  We have our favorites, and we’re sticking with them.  Or we have our list of the worst shoes we’ve ever owned that we will never travel with again.  But what constitutes a great travel […]

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  • What we Love About Travel

    What we Love About Travel

    When you travel, sometimes the most magical things happen unexpectedly.  And these things often remind you that wherever you travel, people are people.  For instance, Michon and I were returning to the Star Ferry terminal in Kowloon, across from Victoria Island in Hong Kong, when we ran into this fun […]

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  • Scandinavia Anyone?

    Scandinavia Anyone?

    Here at Road Expats we’re always on the lookout for great fares to Europe.  Now, Norweigian Air is breaking from the low cost pack with an unusual strategy that’s already delivering amazing roundtrip airfares to Northern Europe. The airline is offering the low airfares by focusing on smaller cities instead of major […]

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  • The Brighty cocktail

    Brighty the Mule and the Cocktail

    Years ago Karl surprised me with one of our first trips together. He didn’t tell me where we were going, just that I would love it. At the time we lived in Costa Mesa, California, and started driving on Highway 15. Instead of heading off toward Las Vegas, which is […]

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