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Escape to Porto

Feeling the early chill of winter, and craving some sun, I took off for a few days to Porto, one of my favorite cities in Europe.  From Dole airport, it takes less than 2 [...]

December 3, 2017

Coffee breaks

We’re all creatures of habit, when it comes down to it.  Even when we travel, there are still some comforting daily rituals that we like to indulge in.  For me, [...]

July 28, 2017

Barcelona Balconies

There’s no shortage of architectural beauty in Barcelona.  I especially love the variety and ornateness of the many balconies that adorn the buildings in the city. [...]

June 29, 2017

Consider Tarragona

Do you know about Tarragona?  No, not the herb. (That’s tarragon!)  Tarragona is a city in Catalonia, on the Spanish Mediterranean, about 100 km west of Barcelona. [...]

June 25, 2017

Hot Spanish nights

When I think of Spain, I think: hot sun, gorgeous architecture, and lots of great food and wine.  And when it’s too hot to stay inside everybody heads outdoors, [...]

June 16, 2017

New Street Art

I’m always on the lookout for colorful and interesting street art when I travel.  Sometimes it’s just a fun sign for a local business, other times a [...]

June 9, 2017