One Day EXPLORING: CARTAGENA, SPAIN

Cartagena is a beautiful ancient Mediterranean port city on the southeastern coast of Spain.  It is a natural harbor with hills, mountains, and mines of silver, zinc, and lead.  And as I quickly discovered, there is so much more than tapas, paella, and sangria in Cartagena.  Although they do have great sangria, they also have […]

Palma De Mallorca, Spain

The Island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands.  It is beautiful with its limestone mountains overlooking the majestic blue water. And, I got the pleasure of exploring it’s capital Palma de Mallorca with its quaint historical streets, delicious cuisine, and Gothic castles. LOCAL INFORMATION When exploring Palma de Mallorca, […]

Mystical, Medieval Estonia

Estonia is a beautiful country to visit to see medieval heritage, castles, and cities.  And, one of the most charming towns in Estonia is it’s capital Tallinn – with its lively cafes, galleries, and abundance of history.  During my visit to Tallinn, I visited suburban city surrounding areas and the upper City.  We first enjoyed […]

Exploring Gotland and the Island of Faro

I know you’re probably thinking where in the world is Gotland, let alone Faro.  Gotland is a little island in the Baltic sea off Sweden.  It was once a popular trading post in the Viking age which was transformed into a very wealth island later, due to its trading of silver.  Some silver can still […]

Branson – God, Family & Country

If you have ever been to Branson, you can attest that Branson is all about God, Family, and Country.  Myself, I get that feeling of coming home, every time I go. The people are so friendly, polite, and hospitable.  It is a wholesome environment, where parents can feel comfortable in taking their children to any […]

USA Diversity

The United States of America is such a diverse country.  It’s not easy to know where to start. So, I’m going to briefly touch on a few differences and similarities of the North, South, West, East, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest and the Midwest.  Each of these areas are similar, just like the trees in the photo […]

Memorial Day Blessing & the Pope

This exploration is about the Vatican City, seeing the Pope give mass, and a spiritual outlook on Memorial Day.  Lots of people would love to see the Pope giving Mass, but few get to see it.  I have been fortunate enough to experience it.  Rick and I, along with some friends, were coming back to […]

Memorial Day & Civil War Menu

Memorial Day is the celebration commemorated the sacrifices of the Civil War and the proclamation was made by General John A Logan. In years since World War I, the day has become a celebration of honor for those who died in all America’s wars, as well as those who are Veterans and current members of […]

Castles, Royals, & Mothers

Everyone loves Castles.  Whether it’s the structure, the history, or the imagination of what ifs, everyone is intrigued by castles in some way or another.  However, every few get to see and explore real castles. In America, we have the Castles at Disney World and Disney Land, not quite the same as a real Castle.  […]

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