The Sea in Cyprus

The Sea in Cyprus

I’m really enjoying being near the Mediterranean during our stay in Cyprus. Here’s the beach just south of us in Protaras. A nice, long sandy stretch of beach. When we first arrived in early January it was very cold and stormy. (Note: You can click on any picture to see a larger version.) It took […]

The Three Churches of Paralimni

The Three Churches of Paralimni

While our resort area of Pernera and Protaras are mostly closed for the winter, the town of Paralimni, Cyprus is a thriving year round town. The good grocery store is on the edge of Paralimni, and the local bus takes us there in about 10 – 15 minutes. There are three churches all right next […]

It's a Sign!

It’s a Sign!

In just over nine months of travel, we have seen some interesting things. Sometimes signs or products catch us off guard or tickle our funny bone or completely confuse us. Here are a few things that we’ve found amusing and interesting along the way. (You can click on any picture to see a larger version.) […]

Off Season Travel

Off Season Travel

Traveling off season is a strategy for me. It makes travel more enjoyable, and in the off season the temperatures are usually more comfortable. There are fewer crowds off season, and traveling is easier. Finding accommodations is also easier. In the past, we have enjoyed Disneyland in January, the Oregon coast in late September, and […]

2014 In Review

2014 In Review

It’s that time of year, to look back and reflect on the year gone by. 2014 has been an amazing year, and I’ll give you fair warning that this will be a long post. How can I sum up a great year in just a few words? I can’t! So, here goes, the month by […]

Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

We went to Ronda the other day. Ronda is a town that is about 1-1/2 hours from Torremolinos, headed north up in the mountains. I had seen pictures, and knew about the bridges of Ronda. As we drove, we slowly climbed up into the mountains, and when I realized that Ronda was only a few more […]

The Gatos of Torremolinos

The Gatos of Torremolinos

Our apartment in Torremolinos is on Paseo Maritimo, and is just a short walk away is an area called El Gato Beach. There is also a bar called El Gato Lounge. On the first day we walked along the Paseo around the point (Punta Torremolinos) we saw a lot of cats. There appeared to be a […]

La Alhambra

La Alhambra

La Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Spain. I visited here more than 30 years ago on my first trip to Spain, and was so happy that I was able to go to la Alhambra the other day. There was a fortress built at the site of la Alhambra in 889. […]

My Second Visit to Spain

My Second Visit to Spain

This is not my first trip to Spain. I am indeed a lucky woman to be here in Spain again. My first visit was over 30 years ago, when I was in high school. I was sixteen-going-on-seventeen when I arrived in Spain in mid-June, 1982. It was the summer between my junior and senior year of […]

My Guide to Using Airbnb for Apartment Rentals

My Guide to Using Airbnb for Apartment Rentals

Airbnb is a website for vacation rentals and lodging. It acts as an intermediary between hosts (someone with a place to rent) and guests (people like me looking for a vacation rental or other lodging). I like Airbnb. We’ve rented most of our places with them in the past 8 months of travel in Europe, […]