Santiago de Compostela: The Rain In Spain & Getting There By Train

Santiago de Compostela: The Rain In Spain & Getting There By Train

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Spain | 4 Comments

We packed our umbrellas and put on our rain jackets before heading out on our journey to Santiago de Compostela. The early morning skies had been calm and clear when our ship arrived at the port of A Coruña, but stormy weather was in the forecast, and we had been advised that it rains a […]

Lisbon Day 2: Beautiful Belém & The Land of the Explorers

Lisbon Day 2: Beautiful Belém & The Land of the Explorers

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Portugal | 2 Comments

“And the sun poured in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses…” ~Joni Mitchell, Chelsea Morning If Lisbon were a color it would have to be yellow. Yellow painted buildings, yellow tiled facades, yellow trams. And that big ball of a sun that bathes the city’s old architecture in a stunning, hazy light. Add […]

Lisbon Day 1: A Tale of Three Neighborhoods & A Tuk-Tuk Ride

Lisbon Day 1: A Tale of Three Neighborhoods & A Tuk-Tuk Ride

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Portugal | 12 Comments

“The value of things is not the time they last, but the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments and unique people.” ~Fernando Pessoa The line for the Number 28 Tram was already snaking past storefronts and apartment buildings when we arrived at the Praça do Martim Moniz. Our plan […]

Notes from Home: Those Post-Travel Blues

Notes from Home: Those Post-Travel Blues

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Notes from Home | No Comments

“It is a strange thing to come home. While yet on the journey, you cannot at all realize how strange it will be.” ~Selma Lagerlöf I remember the feeling as if it happened yesterday. We were home from vacation – a four-day cruise off the coast of California – and I was standing at the […]