I am writing this, literally, in the front seat of a rental car speeding south on Germany’s Autobahn. I just clocked us going 200km/hr, so all you cars out there in front of us, be forewarned: we’re fast, and we’re furious, and we’re on our third cups of coffee.
I’m currently road-tripping with The Sister (pictured below), who is here in Europe from NYC. When she gave me a draft of the itinerary, I noticed that it was basically an attack-style expedition that would lead us through parts of these five countries: Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, Liechtenstein, and France. Um, OK.
While traveling with her, I’ve learned that speed is more important than stopping to use the restroom and that food is a destination. Two years ago, I resisted these concepts on our whirlwind wine tour of northern Italy; I wallowed in misery while she tried a new flavor of gelato. Since then, I’ve learned to embrace her travel ethic and even enjoy it on other adventures such as driving a circuit with her around the entire country of Iceland in less than 48-hours.
Saturday afternoon, we had a coffee stop in Luxembourg. Today it’s lunch in Liechtenstein. In between, we’ve spent two nights in Stuttgart, Germany. Tonight, we’re back in France. Love it: this is life on the road.