The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

The restored Temple of Concordia heads the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Before the Carthaginians, Romans, Africans, and the Italians got there, Sicily was Greek. And, it was Greek like Pericles, Plato, [...]

By | 2018-02-24T11:47:11+00:00 February 23, 2018|Categories: Europe, Greece, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |0 Comments

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy

Brunelleschi's Dome, the Duomo, of the Cathedral of Florence is literally the crowning achievement of the Italian Renaissance, and makes up part of the UNESCO World Heritage site that is Florence. Italy has [...]

By | 2018-02-24T10:30:04+00:00 February 23, 2018|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|0 Comments

The City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain

A view to the Agora with the Museum of Science on the left, the Umbracle on the right, and the Suspension Bridge in between. Views of the buildings and their surroundings are the real [...]

By | 2018-02-16T19:48:31+00:00 February 16, 2018|Categories: Europe, Spain|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Seven Wonders of Spain

Whenever we're asked what is our favorite place we've visited, the answer is always Spain. There are many reasons, including friendliness of the people, the food, the natural beauty, and the cafe culture of the cities. But when I try to rank Spain's attractions, I always come back to its man-made wonders.

By | 2018-02-16T14:56:03+00:00 February 14, 2018|Categories: Europe, Spain, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , , , , , |22 Comments

Travel Trends: Takeaways from the New York Times Travel Show

We love our train vistas. The annual late January New York Times Travel Show, with its parade of travel trends, comes around at just the right time of year. Like most Americans at [...]

The Camino de Santiago: First Aid and Blisters

The main component of your first aid supplies for the Camino de Santiago is a blister repair kit. And ibuprofen. Lots of ibuprofen.

By | 2018-02-05T16:13:25+00:00 February 5, 2018|Categories: Camino de Santiago, Europe, Packing Tips, Spain|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Camino de Santiago: Walking Sticks

The debate about walking sticks: Do you absolutely need them? Probably not. Will they make the Camino de Santiago easier if you have them? Definitely yes.

By | 2018-02-05T16:22:47+00:00 February 5, 2018|Categories: Camino de Santiago, Europe, Packing Tips, Spain|Tags: , |0 Comments