A Visit to Cartagena, Colombia

Our younger son chose Cartagena, Colombia as the destination for the second week of our Christmas vacation together. The first week was supposed to be in Peru to visit Machu Picchu, among other sights. But when the Peruvian government declared a state of emergency right before we were to fly there, we opted to go … Continue reading A Visit to Cartagena, Colombia


México City is Amazing

First, I must make a profound apology to all Mexicans. Your country is rich in history, culture and art. Somehow I never understood that before. Perhaps it's because I am from the United States where children are educated primarily in their own history and culture. Nearby countries, like Canada and Mexico, are ignored as are … Continue reading México City is Amazing

First review of What’s So Special about Spain

Since the paperback version of my book came out last week I have received my first review from children's book author Darlene Foster. Here's what she had to say about it in her Amazon and Goodreads reviews. "A wonderful book describing some of the many wonders of Spain with amazing pictures and interesting details. Children … Continue reading First review of What’s So Special about Spain

What’s So Special About Spain Paperback Now Available

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BMT2PLZV/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1668937711&sr=8-1 Just in time to order for a Christmas gift for children or grandchildren, I published a travel book about the wonders of Spain. The book comes in e-book and paperback format and is available on all Amazon sites. This is a book meant for children to help them understand what makes Spain so special … Continue reading What’s So Special About Spain Paperback Now Available

Visiting Santiago de Compostela

On Saturday, the day after we finished walking the Camino, we went to a government building in Santiago de Compostela to get our certificates acknowledging our completion of the walk. You need to have walked at least 100 kilometers on any Camino to get this certificate and we walked 143 kilometers. So we more than … Continue reading Visiting Santiago de Compostela

Day Five on the Camino

Weather was beautiful today, clear skies, moderate temperatures and no rain. Unfortunately, we have all had enough of the Camino. Santiago Ways, the company we booked our trip with, consistently underestimated the kilometers we need to walk to get from one city to another. Perhaps they are just calculating the distance from city A to … Continue reading Day Five on the Camino