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

Time & Patience Blog Updated

I’m spending this week in Eindhoven and Den Bosch, Holland and next week I’ll be writing a piece on what I experienced. I thought it might be interesting to update a blog I published shortly after arriving in Faro. I’ll note my changes or updates in red.   Whoever said, “Don’t sweat the small stuff,”… Continue reading Time & Patience Blog Updated

Nearly One Year Abroad

I thought I’d share the highs and lows of relocating overseas. I’ll be in the States for my 60th at the one year mark, so I thought I’d blog about it now. A Brief Overview I have pondered living outside of the United States my entire adult life. Until a couple of years ago, the… Continue reading Nearly One Year Abroad

Perspective

I like to think that I’m a big picture kinda guy, except that I’m not. I get pretty bogged down in minutia. Big picture would mean that I’d be considering how I fit into the scheme of things and how small I am compared to the universe. It’s time for me to start thinking differently.… Continue reading Perspective

The Canary Islands

Natural Beauty and Tranquility Looking toward El Teide (the highest peak in Spain) on the island of Tenerife   There are many places all over the world that offer the traveller unparalleled beauty; however, from where I’m sitting, the Canary Islands have many destinations beat for the following reasons: Gorgeous natural beauty off the coast… Continue reading The Canary Islands

Traveling as an American Expat: Morocco & Seville

My New Backyard (Europe and Africa)     Happy New Year! It’s nice to be back after a couple of weeks of celebrating and traveling. If you prefer a travel blogger who provides the easiest way to get there and all the places to go, stay and eat; that’s not me. I’ll give you a… Continue reading Traveling as an American Expat: Morocco & Seville