Eric Hi, my name is Eric Grivel. Welcome to the website we use when we’re traveling!

To be honest, one of the reasons I created this website is just because I can—I am an Internet programmer by profession and maintaining my personal website is one of my hobbies. But I also created this site because we found during our 2007 two-month trip around the U.S. that it is fun to stay in touch with friends and family during a long trip. And more importantly we found in the years since that the diary of a trip is a wonderful electronic keepsake, one that we keep coming back to years later. So now I’m creating a site like this for every major vacation.

Another of my hobbies is photography which is why this website is also geared towards maintaining a photographic record of the trip. This means that I'm planning to spend an hour or more every evening downloading photos from the camera to the laptop, sorting through, labeling and (if necessary) processing them, and finally posting the best ones on the website.

I sincerely hope that those of you reading this will have as much fun as we intend to have on the trip!

Read all of Eric’s Trip Diary.