On this 4th of July I have a wide range of thoughts on travel and I promise I'll share them, but first a bit of an apology. I know I've been gone for a while. My wife and I went to Spain for 3 weeks. The day after I returned my employer of 14 years … Continue reading An Ode to the Barcelona Metro
I'm trying to capture some of my impressions of Seville, Spain before we move on in our trip. The Wife and I have wandered around here for almost four days, encountering the people and culture in various settings. If, like us, you prefer to explore a destination by foot... peering into windows and catching glimpses … Continue reading Observations of a City – Seville Spain
Food is an interesting way to explore the culture and people of a particular place. You can learn a great deal about the hospitality ideals of a locale from the way the hotels there serve an international client base. In places where hospitality is a primary consideration, a hotel breakfast bar will convey the welcome … Continue reading The Food of Seville Spain
I'm a big fan of stepping right into the new time zone. Wasting time during a business trip, or worse, a vacation - calculating what time your body "should" think it is, is an utter waste of time. I keep the curtains/blinds raised so the sun can tell my body when to get up, drink … Continue reading Jet Lag in Barcelona
There are plenty of hazards in renting an AirBnB. Here are some things to watch out for, (or if you're a host) not to do.
If you are seriously considering spending your retirement years in a beachy, sunny, festive, low cost location SOMEWHERE outside of the United States, you are in good company. The cost of health care (and insurance) in the US is a significant enough motivation, without adding in perks like travel discounts, exotic locations, and (sometimes) a … Continue reading Expat Destinations – Decisions, Decisions