A Perfect End to Our Holiday

We spent the morning of our last day doing laundry and packing. While not much fun, they are necessary tasks especially when travelling for 16 days with minimum baggage. Also, figuring out how to work washers and dryers in a foreign country is both challenging and rewarding (depending on the results!) Once our chores were complete, …

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Exploring Reykjavik: Cool Art and Good Eats

When people envision Iceland, they picture waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, and vast expanses of open space. Nature has indeed been busy there and the results are some of the most stunning landscapes on our planet. But there's another side to Iceland, a wildly creative side shaped by its residents and prominently featured in its capital, Reykjavik. …

Dining in Paris

You can't go very far in Paris without running across a place to dine and that's a very good thing. But choosing the perfect spot can be a challenge, especially when faced with so many choices. My best advice is to use your ears. If most patrons are speaking French, that's a great sign as …

Portugal Perfect

We spent our last day in Alvor enjoying one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches I have ever seen. Since late May is off-season, we had a large expanse of the beach to ourselves and we relished every moment enjoying the sweeping ocean views, endless blue sky, and soft sand between our toes. Besides the gorgeous …