Tag Archives: Europe

Of French Vipers & The Disappearing Path [European Delights]

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Reaching the top of Sanetsch Pass, long used for trade and warfare, it became impossible to find the Via Alpina until we dropped into a dairy farm for directions and found a sympathetic ear. The farmer, dressed in her white … Continue reading

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Next Stop For Charlie [Tuning In]

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From the makers of Last Stop for Paul comes a new tale—actually, a whole series of made-up tales on Showtime—about what it’s like to go off the rails completely in search of something important while traveling. In the case of … Continue reading

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Beetle Bedlam [Road Warriors]

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Here’s a yarn about the joy of driving in a foreign country from a first-time contributor, Rachel Roberts. Enjoy! — Ed. Croatia was never on my list of places to go. I simply knew nothing about it, so I did … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Booze [Logical Excuses for Missing Work]

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In early May 2009 TheAccidentalExtremist.com traveled to the Scottish Highlands to follow the Drambuie Pursuit, a one-of-a-kind, two-day, nine-stage adventure race open to teams of amateur athletes from around the world. Hundreds of weekend warriors applied, but only 13 four-person teams made … Continue reading

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Driving Miss Crazy [Close Calls]

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A few years ago I was on a bus from Madrid, Spain, to the Southern port city of Cadiz.  There had been a series of small romantic misunderstandings in Madrid, and I felt like I needed to get the hell … Continue reading

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Beware the Mud Falcon [When Animals Attack]

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Now, technically speaking, a Mud Falcon is a beast known to climbers who scale “big walls”, the sheer granite slabs like El Capitán. See, up there, there’s nowhere to, you know, go, and in order to spare the pristine rock … Continue reading

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You Will Like! Is Famous Waterslide! [Wardrobe Malfunctions]

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To explain why the lifeguard at the Aquapark Tatralandia in Liptovský Mikulas—a small town near Slovakia’s High Tatra mountains—was screaming at me to get out of the pool, I have to explain why I was wearing Pete’s long underwear. And … Continue reading

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Love on the Road, Love on the Rocks [War of the Roses]

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re gathering stories about romantic debacles while traveling. Who could possibly not have one to share? A good friend once prefaced a shocker of his own with the sage advice, ‘Never go to Europe … Continue reading

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