Back to Beautiful Barcelona – An Easy Tour of the Sagrada Familia & the Sites of the City

In our second time to Barcelona in less than five months, we decided to explore what Barcelona has to offer.  At Christmas, we were in Barcelona but our tour was to nearby Montserrat, with that blog post found here. Barcelona is such a beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea. It is very modern, but also …

Mallorca or Majorca: It’s a Matter of Perspective – How to Easily See the Best of Palma

Okay, it is really do you speak Spanish (Mallorca) or English (Majorca) in the way one spells it.  But, since this island belongs to Spain, we will call it Mallorca (by the way both spellings are  pronounced the same "My-or-ca"). Another port of call during our May Mediterranean cruise was to the island of Mallorca …

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 …

Wow the Views from Montserrat Are Breathtaking

Our cruise ended in the city that we started in beautiful Barcelona.  Our flight back to Germany was not until 4pm, so we took advantage of the time to visit the majestic site at the Montserrat Monastery about 30 miles northwest from Barcelona.  And, we are happy that we did.... 15 second time lapse video …

Explore the Prehistoric Caves in the Seaside Village of Nerja along the Costa del Sol in Andalusia, Spain

After leaving the Canary Islands, our next stop was in the beautiful Costa del Sol (Sunny Coast) city of Malaga in the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. Amanda had a shopping day, while I chose to visit the nearby city of Nerja 30 miles to the west and explore its famous caves.  The views …

The Beauty that Volcanos Can Create in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

Our next stop after the Canary Island of Tenerife was to another Canary Island of Lanzarote. Of all of our cruise ports of call, both Amanda & I had low expectations for Lanzarote. But, after our 10 hour excursion, this island with all its unique volcanic landscapes far exceeded our expectations turning out to be …