At some point, we realized that both of us love to travel. Actually we figured that out in the first few minutes since we met. Traveling to other places, other cultures and other countries opens our eyes to so many new experiences and gives us an understanding of just how big the human experience really is.
No, that is not a cliché. It’s really true. Whoever we are, whatever country or city or neighborhood we live in, we are just one part of the human experience. There are few experiences like travel that can show us that experience and make us face our own selves at the same time.
There are few sights more welcome, while jetlagged, than a freshly made café con leche in a tiny bar in Madrid. Sugar is strictly optional.
The streets of Barcelona hold a special place for me. It was there seven years ago that I discovered my love for photography…when a friend lent me his DSLR to shoot with for the first time. I always say it was love at first click! I…read more
David recently shared an article with me and I could not agree more with the 12 Things Spaniards Get Right That Americans Get Wrong. I had to laugh when I read #2 because it is so true and something that struck me since the first time I…read more
Tapas are what makes eating out in Spain pure magic. They are well known in the United States with a growing list of restaurants offering tapas on their menus. But where tapas in the U.S. may be little more than overpriced appetizers on small plates,…read more
Paris’ lovely Eiffel Tower has a rich history well-documented elsewhere – as 21 million Google search results can attest. It has been painted, sketched, chalked, and depicted in so many ways that you forget how it takes your breath away the first time you see…read more
In the same way that people act and look differently between day and night, so too is the Eiffel Tower different in daytime. However, daylight’s Eiffel Tower is not like your workplace on, say, a Tuesday morning: serious, efficient, practical. Rather, the sunlight between springtime…read more
Here’s the funny thing that Americans need to know about Europe: it’s not Disneyland. It’s not some faraway, fantasy place that is just so, well, unrealistic. More than a few Americans I’ve known have seen Europe and then returned to their homes in the U.S….read more
This is the first in a five part series. “Do you realize,” Charla said, “that we are standing on a &@%*! volcano?” We were surrounded by an expanse of pine forests, green meadows and mountains dotted with lakes and rivers, and yet we could not…read more
This is the second installment in our series “Four Days in Yellowstone” Carl and Jane had rented a Ford Expedition, a beast of a vehicle to drive around Yellowstone National Park. By the time our plane landed and we had eaten a dinner of beer…read more