• Nerja, A Costa Del Sol Beach Town That Hasn’t Lost Its Charm

    When we needed a vacation from our vacation, we followed a friend’s advice and stayed in Nerja, Spain. Nerja has been famous for its unspoiled beauty for a long time.  In 1884 King Alfonso XII of Spain visited Nerja after a devastating earthquake.  He looked around from this same view point in this pictures and …

  • What Do Salivador Dali and Lady Gaga Have In Common?

    “I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.” ~ Salvadore Dali The kids, John and I were discussing Salvador Dali after going to his Museum in Figures, Spain just 2 hours north of Barcelona. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about his life and his artwork.  While we didn’t always like everything he did, the art was always …

  • Art, Architecture and Appreciation of Culture In Barcelona!

    “Like a Grandpa bouncing a baby on his knee, Spain is a mix of old and new, modern and traditional.” ~Rick Steves When we talked about traveling in Spain we wanted it partly to be an education for our children.  Our oldest is majoring in French and Spanish.  Our middle son will study art.  Our …

  • 5 Tips For Planning Your Summer Trip

    “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money.  Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” ~Susan Heller I’m very excited that summer is coming.  For us that usually means a trip!  And this summer it’s Spain. I’ve had many people over the years ask, “How do you plan …