Vila Real de Santo António

A gem on the southernmost border of Portugal and Spain Please keep in mind, my travelogues are more about sharing highlights than telling you what not to do. I have happily lived in the Algarve for 3 1/2 years now. I have only visited Vila Real de Santo António once and that was for a… Continue reading Vila Real de Santo António

Being Less Cynical/Shiraz Has Arrived in Faro

This week, I would like to explore the topic of cynicism.  I hear this out of Chris Cuomo’s mouth as I type, “You are so cynical.” He’s talking to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. They’re in the middle of a playful repartee about the impeachment trial. I turned up the volume to hear what… Continue reading Being Less Cynical/Shiraz Has Arrived in Faro

Córdoba, Spain

  Friends were visiting from the States and it was their first trip to Europe. Over the past few months we have spoken about what we might do together during their time in Portugal. It probably would have been enough for them to stay local, however, it wouldn’t have been enough for me. I wanted… Continue reading Córdoba, Spain

Tips From A Seasoned Traveller — Part II

Tip #6 — Traveling solo is a great opportunity to meet people. Strangers seem to be drawn to someone sitting alone; especially if you’re smiling. I was forced to meet people wherever I went because I had forgotten my laptop charger (grabbed the wrong cord actually). I was struck by how friendly people were and… Continue reading Tips From A Seasoned Traveller — Part II

Toulouse and All of Her Charms

Toulouse is all too often overlooked, but it’s one of France’s most historic and fascinating cities. Known to locals as La Ville Rose (The Pink City) after the distinctive pink stone used to construct many of its buildings, Toulouse receives just a fraction of the tourists of Paris or Nice. Lonely Planet text (I have been buying Lonely Planet… Continue reading Toulouse and All of Her Charms

Why Eindhoven, Netherlands?

A trip to Holland Worth Sharing: I am starting my blog with this travel story because it captures the essence of why seeing the world is so important to me. Sharing my experiences with you cements them into my conscious mind forever. A Delicious Restaurant Story It was my last full day in Eindhoven. I… Continue reading Why Eindhoven, Netherlands?