Two people heading out. We choose a country, economize in getting there, rent a car, and aim. See what happens when a road trip is not bound by reservations, tours.
See what we find.
between links to the countries and see photos, comments, history, cultures.
Or basic organization is done at home: mark a map with dots - red pencil works fine - for any place that looks of interest from a guidebook.
Then, when we get somewhere, anywhere, we check the map for other dots nearby. Sometimes we go see it all, sometimes we move on to the next cluster of dots. Priority: signs for things we did not dot. Go there.
We may follow a coast, or the overall shape of a country with forays inland, or do figure eights.
Lures. If there is a song about it, go there. Or a character from history or fiction, or an event.
We like legends, following migrations, where was the Plague from time to time, finding a battlefield and learning what went on and why.
If in doubt about a menu, just pick. Fourth one down works well for one of us, the other is equally scientific in the choice.
Why this way?
We learn better when we look it
up later. Take the photo now. Then find what it means. What can we figure out when we are not being told. What can we
see, or hear, when our attention is not directed by an agenda.
Maybe what we are taught, does not relate to what is there.
Why two in the car?
Add more, and you become a group.
With just two, choices and dynamics are simpler, and local contacts probably warmer.
The Car-Dan Tour Company: Not a company at all - just my son and myself. entifying ourselves big. A company in name only: Carol and Dan Widing just keep each other company. We, and Jon, also take off on our own. *
Trips for the Nuts
Established, so to speak, in 1999 - first trip.
* Asterisk shows trips different from usual Car-Dan