Category: Africa

Here’s a Way to Celebrate Your New Year’s Eve – take a cruise from Barcelona to Morocco to the Canary Islands

While living in Germany, Amanda & I are taking full advantage of the number of vacation days and holidays we get, as well as how close so many countries are to where we live in southwestern Germany.  To take full advantage of seeing as many places as possible, while at the same time getting some ...

Get to Know Magical Morocco While Traveling from Casablanca to Marrakesh

In preparing for our trip to Morocco, I wanted to learn as much about the country and the two cities we would visit to fully prepare for our journey. My only image of Casablanca was from the 1942 movie, which I quickly learned was filmed entirely on a Hollywood movie set. Even the movie's cafe ...

How to See 6 Countries, 3 Continents, and 1 Boat for 16 Nights in April

For Amanda's birthday this year in April, we chose to do a back-to-back cruise with Holland America.  The first half of the cruise was  through the Greek Islands starting from Rome.  And, then once back to Rome, we started the 2nd half of the cruise through the Italian & French Riviera and to Tunisia and ...

The metric system…it’s not that complicated! Easy Cheats to Convert English Measurements to Metric

For anyone that has ever traveled outside of the United States, you quickly realize that the metric system can be a bit confusing.  It still amazes me that the US is the only country that still uses only the English system of measurements.  Heck, even in England, both units of measure are used. Luckily, as ...

Understanding Where Traveling All Began for Me

I've always loved to travel.  Growing up in Troutman, North Carolina USA, we were lucky.  We had the beach 4 hours to the east and the mountains 2 hours to the west.  The 'big city' for me was Charlotte, NC.  And, for awhile, that was the world in which my travels lived. My first real ...