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Low-season Spain

A long time ago, a manager of mine gave me a tip.  He said that there’s opportunity in doing things that other people won’t do.  True, he was talking about [...]

December 20, 2018

Weekend in Bavaria

Spring is my favorite time to travel, and Bavaria is especially beautiful this time of year.  The sun is out, the flowers are blooming and biergartens are overflowing.  A [...]

June 2, 2018

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

Nice la Belle

Nice is nice.  Its historic city center surrounds a beautiful bay, and its streets are filled with gorgeous architecture.  City walkers like me love Nice, whether [...]

December 5, 2016

A day in Aveiro

A half hour by train from Porto, Aveiro greets you at the station with colorful azulejo murals depicting the traditional men and women who made their living from the sea [...]

June 9, 2016

My favorite French city

Okay, so I haven’t seen every city in France yet.  Still, I have a feeling I won’t lose my passion for Lyon.  I spent a short weekend in the city, and it was [...]

May 4, 2016

Oh, Porto!

Arriving in Porto for the first of what I’m sure will be many visits, I didn’t know what to expect.  I’d heard more about Lisbon, the cosmopolitan capital [...]

March 20, 2016