Mallorca Road Trip, Day 1

Destination: Cap de Formentor Living on an island in the Mediterranean has its perks: great weather, beautiful scenery, and a laid-back lifestyle. It also has its drawbacks: public transportation outside of the main tourist season isn’t very good, and travel…

Simple Pleasure #6: Cute Kids

This kids at my school are the highlight of my work days. I’m surprised at how much I’m enjoying them! Not having been around kids that much, I was actually pretty nervous about working with them.  These kids are quick…

Playing Travel Roulette

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.  I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”  ~Robert Louis Stevenson “Where should I go next?” is quite a conundrum. In a place as appealing…

A Day in the Life

Since many of you won’t be able to come and visit me here in Spain, I wanted to give you a taste of what a typical day is like for me. Granted, I couldn’t take any videos or pictures in…

Hike to Alcanada

Near Alcúdia, there’s a town a few miles down the beach called Alcanada. One morning I put on my running shoes and decided to head over to this neighboring village. I veered off the main walkway and headed down toward…

Traveling With Good Friends

During most of my recent travel adventures, I’ve been by myself. As I’ve mentioned previously, when I travel solo it gives me time to think, ponder, and wonder. This time around, while in Barcelona, I had a totally different kind…

Parc Güell by Gaudí in Barcelona

Antoni Gaudí was a very influential artist in this part of Spain (Catalonia). Some of his design work can be seen in Palma’s impressive cathedral, although from what I’ve heard and seen, the majority of his work can be found…

When Did Midnight Become Early?

Many of you know that things happen late in Spain. Lunch starts late, dinner starts late, and sleep comes even later. It’s typical for people to enjoy their long lunches starting around 2pm. These lunches are usually a large meal…

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