WHERE ARE WE NOW?! After 6 Months of #VanlifeEurope…

mr and mrs adventure, mr and mrs adventures, vanlife couple, vanlife europe, americans living in europe, travel europe in a campervan, honeymoon in a campervan, superhero couple, amazing travel blog couple, adventure travel blog coupleTHERE WE ARE, with the #HowlinYoweller, feeling the superhuman-like gratitude we have for being able to live our Vanlife dreams, but living our dreams isn’t necessarily easy, it’s amazing, but easy very well may be the last thing it is. Everyday seems like we have some new mountain to climb before we can sit back and enjoy the view, sigh.

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Given the fact that our wifi access will never be the same as long as we are living the #VanlifeEurope, we want you all to know that come November we have some BIG CHANGES in store! While we don’t want to reveal too much, what we can say is that we will finally have the time (and wifi) we need to share all the stories and upload all the videos that have been on our hearts (and to-do lists) all this time, so GET EXCITED!!

mr and mrs adventure, mr and mrs adventures, vanlife couple, vanlife europe, americans living in europe, travel europe in a campervan, honeymoon in a campervan, superhero couple, amazing travel blog couple, adventure travel blog coupleWith all that put aside, let’s get to the good/even better stuff shall we! Like this, our first gelato of the trip, now that’s GOOD STUFF:

mr and mrs adventure, mr and mrs adventures, vanlife couple, vanlife europe, americans living in europe, travel europe in a campervan, honeymoon in a campervan, superhero couple, amazing travel blog couple, adventure travel blog couple, italian gelatoAs of today, we have been traveling across Europe for exactly six months… WOAH. The last time we were able to write a post was (sadly) over a month ago, and since then we’ve spent a total of 37 days in France, 8 days in Italy and 4.5 days in Switzerland, making too many memories to count, ensuring the fact that our chance of having smile wrinkles when we’re old is HIGH – just how we like it.

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mr and mrs adventure, mr and mrs adventures, vanlife couple, vanlife europe, americans living in europe, travel europe in a campervan, honeymoon in a campervan, superhero couple, amazing travel blog couple, adventure travel blog couple1.First up we have Lake Annecy: We headed here without any prior research or knowledge on what to expect, just a strong recommendation from my grandpa, and from the moment we arrived we were like kids in a candy shop. We biked 40km around the entire lake from sun up until sundown:

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And literally everyday we swam/bathed in the cleanest and (in our opinion) the most beautiful lake in Europe.

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2.Once we finally managed to peel ourselves away from Annecy’s sparkling shores, we headed straight for Chamonix, home of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe, which also has the highest fatality rate of any mountain in Europe!:

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After 2 days of rest, we literally parked our van down by a peaceful little lake and DID NOT MOVE. We read, journaled, called our families, listened to the rain and rested. With our Schengen days numbered, the pressure was on to make the most of our time, so we decided to make some moves and head to the next country on our list…

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lago di garda adventures, biking lago di garda, best bike trail lago di garda, old ponale road biking, riva sur garda biking, old ponale road trailheadAnd Drew finally satiated his hunger for wind in Campione. NOTE: The lake’s best kitesurfing + hammock lounging (in the Olive Trees!) is with Kite Campione (and Giorgio is The Man).

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kitesurf campione, kitesurf in italy, best kitesurfing lake in italy, lago di garda kitesurf, best place to kitesurf on lago di gardaAfter a week we ended up falling in love with the place, but being that we were on our 89th Schengen day, we had to get out of dodge (but not without getting spiffied up a bit first) and onto Croatia we went:

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mr and mrs adventure, beautiful couple with sunset, sunset with silhouettes, croatia sunset, groski kotarSince we prefer not to spend the limited time we have in this beautiful country glued to our screens, to follow along with our adventures be sure to check out our “Where are we now?!” page + follow us on Instagram! Thanks to our  Tep global wifi device we are able to easily and regularly update both of these via our phones:

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Comments

  1. Tegan says

    What a beautiful BEAUTIFUL area. I hope you hit the Soca River, it looks amazing, too, and totally up your guys’ alley.

    • mrandmrsadventure says

      Just looked it up, WOW!!! So beautiful! We have to wait till our Schengen days renew. Thank you for the suggestion 🙂

    • mrandmrsadventure says

      We are so glad to have you along on this crAzy adventure that we call Life😆 ❤️ Stay tuned, we have so much to share and can’t wait to share it! xx

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