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 […]

Silver Dollar City & Kid Magician

Going to Branson, Missouri is always so much fun.  And, one of my must do stops is Silver Dollar City (“SDC”).  Walking into SDC is like turning back the time to the 1800s.   SDC started way back in the pioneer days when the Hershen family purchased the Marvel Cavern from the Lynch Sisters. The Hershen’s […]

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 […]

Cruising & Exploring

Cruising is by far my favorite mode of transportation.  I love to port hop!  The idea of waking up each morning in a different port, or even country, is amazing to me.  I can explore the world so much faster this way, than going to a certain place for a week or so on a […]

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 […]

Hobbiton & Golden Frogs

Have you ever watched a movie and thought, “Wow, I want to go there!”  Well, if you’ve ever watched The Hobbit, today is your lucky day.  Haven’t see the movie but still want to experience an absolutely surreal place, you’re in luck too.  Come explore Hobbiton with me.  Hobbiton’s location was discover when the producers […]

Beatles’ Hometown – Liverpool, England

Beatles’ Hometown – Liverpool, England Our next exploration destination, Liverpool, UK, is a northwest England port town best known for being the Hometown of the Beatles.  Liverpool’s waterfront is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.  It is home of the Merseyside Maritime Museum (the anchor point of the European Route of […]

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